December 06, 2016

Martin Scorsese to receive a BAFTA fellowship – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese filmed the bulk of his latest feature, “Hugo,” in the UK. Now the Brits want to pay him back for that gesture, and years of contribution to contemporary cinema.

The Oscar-winning director has been tapped to receive a BAFTA fellowship, the highest accolade the British Academy can present. The annual fellowship is given out by the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

Scorsese joins previous honorees Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, and last year’s winner, Christopher Lee.

The group says that Scorsese will receive his award during this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, which will be held in London on Feb. 12.

Scorsese called it “a great honor.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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