Martin Scorsese to be honored with a BAFTA award this February

It has been announced Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship next month.

Scorsese, known for such greats as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and most recently for his first ever venture into 3D, Hugo, is to be presented with the Academy’s highest accolade recognising his contribution to the film industry.

He says, “It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends.”

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, “Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime – a true inspiration to all young directors the world over. We are delighted to honor his contribution to cinema history and look forward to paying tribute to him in London on 12 February.”

The BAFTA awards will take place in London on 12 February.

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