will become the first director to claim the coveted Cecil B. DeMille
Award this century when he claims the prize at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honor Spielberg at the event on January 13.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is usually handed to actors and actresses for their "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."
Spielberg was named the 2008 recipient at a Wednesday morning press conference hosted by actor Josh Brolin
The six-time Golden Globe winner and 12-time nominee will join Warren Beatty
, Anthony Hopkins
, Robin Williams
, Michael Douglas
, Gene Hackman
, Harrison Ford
, Al Pacino
and Barbra Streisand
as the recipients of the honor since 2000.
Nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced on December 13.
Meanwhile, in other Golden Globes news, Bruce Willis
and Demi Moore
's daughter Rumer
has been selected as 2008 Miss Golden Globe. The teenager will assist in the Golden Globes ceremony.
The role of Miss Golden Globe is given to the daughter of a well-known celebrity each year; Jack Nicholson
's daughter Lorraine filled the position earlier this year.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)