Woody Allen at the French Premiere of 'Blue Jasmine' on August 27, 2013THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Iconic movie director Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that they are honoring the acclaimed 77-year-old filmmaker, who's written and directed such classics as "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," and "Midnight in Paris," at the January 12 ceremony.

"There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen," said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. "His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure."

The HFPA gives the Cecil B. DeMille annually to individuals who've made an impressive impact on the world of cinema. Last year's recipient was Jodie Foster; previous honorees include Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese.

It's unclear if the notoriously reclusive Allen will even show up to accept the award, even though his latest film, "Blue Jasmine," may get some recognition. In 2012 he won the Golden Globe and Oscar for his "Midnight in Paris" screenplay, but did not attend either ceremony.

[via press release h/t Deadline]
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