Martin Scorsese receiving Music+Film Award from BFCA – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Martin Scorsese, who has been receiving warm awards support for “Hugo” — his love letter to cinema’s earliest days – has learned he’ll receive at least one more trophy early next year.

Scorsese will be honored with the Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award at the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Hollywood Palladium. It will be broadcast live on VH1.

“This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards marks another gratifying collaboration with the Broadcast Film Critics Association and our partners at VH1,” BFCA president Joey Berlin said in a statement. “With a very impressive lineup of films featuring the world’s biggest stars under consideration this year, we look forward to a truly spectacular show highlighted by the presentation of the Music + Film Award to Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.”

The award traditionally goes to a filmmaker who, according to the group (of which I’m a member) “has touched audiences through cinematic storytelling and has heightened the impact of films through the use of source and music.” Quentin Tarantino received the first Music+Film Award.

Needless to say, the distinction fits Scorsese to a tee.

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, held by the BFCA, honor the best in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the U.S. and Canada. Nominees for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 13. Nominating ballots went out to members on Dec. 5 and the deadline to return them is Dec. 11.

For additional “Hugo” coverage, be sure to read:

– Our exclusive interview with Sir Ben Kingsley.

– Our exclusive interview with Chloe Grace Moretz.

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