This week we were really chuffed, but not surprised to see Martin Scorsese receiving the BAFTA’s Academy Fellowship Award, an honorary award given for outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.
The diminutive director arrived on stage in his trade mark thick black specs to a huge ovation and makes a heartfelt speech, full of the genuine love of film that informs and characterises his own portfolio of outstanding work. The American, whose films include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Aviator and most recently the Bafta award winning Hugo, picked up the award at the ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London on Sunday evening. Previous winners include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and Dame Judi Dench. Simply put, heâ€™s in good and correct company.
Scorsese said: “It is a great honour to be recognised by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends.”
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