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Spielberg Globe honour 'deferred'
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has already won six Golden Globes
An award that was to have been presented to Steven Spielberg at this year's Golden Globes ceremony has been postponed, according to reports.

The director will now receive the Cecil B DeMille Award next year, according to industry paper The Hollywood Reporter.

Organisers deferred the outstanding contribution honour after replacing the ceremony with a news conference due to the current Hollywood writers' strike.

The hour-long press conference will take place on Sunday.

Spielberg had been due to take home the award to recognise a career that has encompassed some of the most successful films of all time.

The 60-year-old director has already won six Golden Globes for films including Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List and ET.

Normally, the recipient of the Cecil B DeMille Award is treated to a package of film clips recapping their career as well as praise from colleagues at the annual ceremony.

But due to the reduced nature of this year's event, organisers have decided to postpone the tribute so it can play out before a full audience.

Hollywood writers have been on strike since 5 November in a dispute over royalty payments.

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