Martin Scorsese to receive award from Producers Guild of America

7 December 2023, 21:34

Martin Scorsese
BFI London Film Festival 2023. Picture: PA

Scorsese has never won the guild’s top award for best theatrical motion picture.

Martin Scorsese will be honoured with the prestigious David O Selznick Achievement Award in February, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced.

“Marty’s trailblazing career as a producer, marked by decades of bold, breakthrough projects, demands to be celebrated,” said PGA presidents Donald De Line and Stephanie Allain in a joint statement.

“His mastery and unwavering commitment to the craft are truly unparalleled.”

A three-time PGA Award nominee with six decades of producing credits, Scorsese recalled the first time he was honoured by the guild.

“In March 1965, I was flown out to Los Angeles by the PGA to receive an award for my student film ‘It’s Not Just You, Murray!’. I was 22 at the time. At the same event, a much older filmmaker was also being honoured. His name was Alfred Hitchcock,” Scorsese said in a statement.

“Fifty-eight years later, I’m proud to say that I am now the much older filmmaker. And I’m touched and extremely honoured to be receiving an award named after a true legend among producers, David O Selznick. It makes me feel like I’ve come full circle.”

In addition to Killers Of The Flower Moon, Scorsese’s producing credits include his own films such as Hugo and The Wolf Of Wall Street, as well as those from others, including Hollywood productions, indies, documentaries, foreign films and those from first time directors.

He has also produced television, including Boardwalk Empire.

Surprisingly, Scorsese has never won the guild’s top award for best theatrical motion picture.

Scorsese will accept the honour at the Producers Guild Awards on February 25 in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of previous honourees such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise and Kevin Feige.

By Press Association

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