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Another old white guy to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

November 12, 2009 | 10:47 am

Martin Scorsese

This year's recipient of the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award will be Martin Scorsese, a great, deserving filmmaker, of course, but part of a pattern that's grown tiresome. Isn't the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. an international group that's supposed to be sensitive to ethnic diversity? Fifty-six honorary DeMille Awards have been bestowed since 1952. Only one has gone to a person of color (Sidney Poitier); 46 have gone to men. See the full list here.

At least they're not going to bestow this one to Scorsese on Martin Luther King Day like the HFPA did in 2006 when the recipient was Anthony Hopkins.

When can a woman break into this old boys' club? Barbra Streisand was the last of the few who've managed to sneak in -- back in 2000.

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