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Tuning in to TV: Jodie Foster to get Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jodie Foster is adding a new trophy to her collection — a lifetime-achievement honor at the Golden Globes.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday that Miss Foster will receive the group’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th annual Globes ceremony on Jan. 13.
Miss Foster, 49, is a two-time Globes and Academy Award winner. She was honored with leading- actress trophies at both ceremonies for 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs” and 1988’s “The Accused,” which she won in a three-way tie at the Globes with Sigourney Weaver for “Gorillas in the Mist” and Shirley MacLaine for “Madame Sousatzka.”
DeMille Award winners are chosen by the board of directors for the foreign press group. It includes about 90 reporters who cover Hollywood for overseas outlets.
“Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” said HFPA President Aida Takla-O’Reilly. “Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”
Miss Foster has appeared in more than 40 films. She began her career at 3 years old, starring in a Coppertone commercial, and went on to act in such movies as “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Taxi Driver,” “Nell,” “The Brave One” and “Carnage.” She also directed the films “Little Man Tate,” “Home for the Holidays” and “The Beaver.” Her next role is as a government official in director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi saga “Elysium” with Matt Damon.
The DeMille Award went to Morgan Freeman earlier this year. Past winners include Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood.
The Globes, Hollywood’s second-biggest movie awards after the Oscars, will air live on NBC next year with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
NBC plans benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims
NBC will hold a benefit concert Friday for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.
Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the concert, hosted by “Today” show co-host Matt Lauer.
Other performers include Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon.
The telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and will be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in.
“Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will air at 8 p.m. and will be tape-delayed in the West.
The telethon will be broadcast from NBC facilities in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
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