Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 7th, 2011
Martin Scorsese will be honored at the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on January 12, which will be broadcast live on the cable network VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium. The veteran director has been tapped to receive the Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award, a prize sponsored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critics association in North America, and cable channel VH1. The Music+Film Award honors a filmmaker who has touched audiences through cinematic storytelling and has heightened the impact of films through the use of music. Aside from the creative use of soundtracks in his many acclaimed dramatic and comedic films, the director has also created a prolific side career as a documentary director with a particular interest in musical subjects (including the concert film THE LAST WALTZ, and portraits of iconic musicians Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and George Harrison. The honor comes at an opportune time for Scorsese, whose latest film, the 3D animation-meets-live-action HUGO, was recently named Best Film by the National Board of Review, with Scorsese being singled out as this year’s Best Director.