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Lifetime honour for Sir Anthony
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins became a US citizen in 2000
Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

British-born star Hopkins will receive the Cecil B DeMille Award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on 16 January.

Hopkins, 67, has been nominated for six Golden Globe awards for his extensive film work including roles in Remains of the Day and Nixon, but has never won.

Previous recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award include Al Pacino, Michael Douglas and Robin Williams.

Born in Wales, Sir Anthony was given a knighthood in 1993, but he now lives in the Los Angeles area and took US citizenship in 2000.

He is best known for his Oscar-winning role as Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has won critical acclaim as an actor, producer and director

Fellow film veteran Clint Eastwood will be honoured by the Producers Guild of America.

Eastwood, a two-time Academy Award-winning director, will receive the Milestone Award for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

The 75-year-old film-maker has had a prolific career, winning the best film Oscar earlier this year for Million Dollar Baby which he directed, produced and starred in.

Previous Milestone recipients include Warren Beatty and Steven Spielberg.

The Producers Guild awards will be presented on 22 January, ahead of the Academy Awards on 5 March.

Oscar ceremony

Producer Gil Cates will once again produce the Oscar ceremony in March. It will be his 13th Academy Awards show since 1990.

"Even with twelve shows in his past, Gil remains extraordinarily creative and ready and willing to give innovation a try," said Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis.

"And the rest of us are a little more comfortable with Gil trying new ways to present the evening, because he knows exactly what's at stake," he added.

No host has yet been announced for the ceremony which saw a two million drop in viewers this year, despite the presenting debut of comedian Chris Rock.

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