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Scorsese scores 5 Green Globe film nominations

Posted: February 8, 2010 11:43 a.m.
Updated: February 8, 2010 5:00 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has started 2010 with a bang - first with being presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards by his long-time collaborating actors Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and now with receiving five nominations for the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards.

Scorsese was nominated as one of the 10 Best Directors of the Decade, and three of his films ("Aviator," "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed") were nominated in the category of 10 Best Pictures of the Decade. In addition, his long-awaited "Shutter Island" was selected in the Committee's Choice Awards, as one of the 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2010.

The online voting site for the Green Globe Film Awards at allows 100 Viewer's Choice Awards to be selected by film lovers, critics and movie viewers from around the world. Awards will be presented to leading major motion picture, environmental, humanitarian, animated and international filmmakers, movies and actors.

The Grand Sponsor of the event, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, will host the Green Globe Film Awards and Emperor's Dreams Dinner Gala on March 23 in the California Ballroom with a 1,200 person sit-down dinner banquet and surprise performances by Hollywood's and Asia's top entertainers.

A highlight of the event will be a celebrity tribute to the late award-winning Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Scorsese has been asked by the organizers of the Green Globe Film Awards to be a main speaker during the Kurosawa tribute.

Kurosawa had a tremendous impact on such directors as Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and, of course, Scorsese, who acted in one of Kurosawa's later films, "Dreams," playing the part of Van Gogh.

The Green Globe Film Awards is organized by the Academia Foundation and Anaheim University. The Grand Sponsor is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Other sponsors include the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Asiana Airlines.

Tickets for the awards and gala are available through the event Web site.


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