Spielberg on Golden Globes' list for DeMille


The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will honor Steven Spielberg with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 65th annual Golden Globes.

The award -- hailing the director for his outstanding contribution in the field of entertainment -- was announced Wednesday by Josh Brolin at an early morning news conference at the Beverly Hilton.

Spielberg, who is a six-time Golden Globe recipient -- among them best director ("Saving Private Ryan") and best motion picture ("Schindler's List") -- has garnered an additional 12 nominations during a career that has spanned close to 40 years.

A two-time Academy Award winner with multiple Oscar nominations and a winner of two DGAs, the director of such venerable films as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial" and "Jaws" joins past honorees Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins and Robin Williams.

A co-founder of DreamWorks with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, he is in postproduction on "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf.

Spielberg will receive his award Jan. 13 during the Golden Globes ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton.

Additionally on Wednesday, the HFPA named Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, to serve as Miss Golden Globe. Willis joins previous Miss Golden Globe honorees that include Laura Dern, Joely Fisher and Melanie Griffith.

"Since both of her parents have enjoyed successful entertainment careers in the acting profession, she is doubly qualified to serve as Miss Golden Globe," HFPA president Jorge Camara said.