Scorsese Set For Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Prize

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December 6, 2011 | 11:20am EST

Hollywood icon Martin Scorsese will be the toast of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards when he is feted with a top trophy.
The director will receive the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s second Critics’ Choice Music and Film Award, which recognizes “an accomplished filmmaker” who uses music to heighten cinematic impact.

The Raging Bull director was picked for the honor in part due to his concert movies, including his recent documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

Scorsese will accept the Music and Film Award at a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium on 12 January, following in the footsteps of the 2011 inaugural winner Quentin Tarantino.