Martin Scorsese To Be Honoured With Sonny Bono Visionary Award For ‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese is being applauded for his work on “The Irishman”.

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The legendary actor was selected as the recipient of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palms Springs Film Festival that takes place between Jan. 2-13, 2020. Scorsese, 77, will be honoured for his work on the Netflix film “The Irishman”.

The Entertainment Tonight sponsored gala where Scorsese will accept the award will take place on Jan. 2 and is hosted by Mary Hart.

“Martin Scorsese has directed another masterpiece about the world of organized crime with his latest film ‘The Irishman,’ which brings to life the epic story of hitman Frank Sheeran,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner, per Variety.

“The film is one of Scorsese’s finest and features outstanding performances from its stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci,” he added. “We are delighted to recognize Martin Scorsese with this year’s Sonny Bono Visionary Award for this extraordinary directorial achievement.”

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“The Irishman” is one of Netflix’s big hopefuls for Oscar contention. The critically acclaimed gangster drama stars De Niro, Pacino, Pesci, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, as well as many more and is in a limited theatrical release before hitting Netflix on Nov. 27.

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