Scorsese to be honoured with top Golden Globe

The director will be feted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the prizegiving, to be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Scorsese has previously won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Director of a Motion Picture; for The Departed and Gangs of New York. He received five additional Golden Globe nominations.

Past recipients of the accolade this century include Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams, Michael Douglas and Steven Spielberg, who claimed a DeMille earlier this year (09).