Steven Spielberg is ready for his close-up.
The laurel-laden filmmaker has been selected to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field" during the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan.13.
Josh Brolin announced Spielberg's forthcoming honor during a press conference Wednesday, calling the Industry vet a "one-of-a-kind talent."
The 60-year-old icon joins such past winners as his Indiana Jones cohort Harrison Ford, Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood and Barbara Streisand. The award has been handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press since 1952, with the first statuette going to its namesake director.
The new hardware will compete for space in the trophy cabinet with Spielberg's six other Golden Globes.
Spielberg previously scored Best Director Globes for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, Best Motion Picture Drama Globes for E.T., Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan and his most recent addition, Best Foreign-Language Film for last year's Letters from Iwo Jima.
Spielberg has also won, among other things, three Academy Awards and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for lifetime achievement, as well as career-honoring awards from the Directors Guild of America, the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center.
He is also being honored for his contributions to television. Spielberg produced the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, which took home both the Emmy and Golden Globe, as well as the Emmy-winning Taken and Emmy-nominated Into the West. He has also produced the hit 'toon Pinky and the Brain, and his Amblin Entertainment is one of the forces behind NBC's long-running hit ER. (The HFPA conveniently omitted Fox's summertime reality bomb On the Lot from the roundup of Spielberg credits.)
All told, Spielberg has won three Primetime Emmys and five Daytime Emmys.
He is currently in the postproduction stages of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which is set for a May 22 release.
During Wednesday's announcement, the HFPA also revealed the identity of this year's Miss Golden Globe, an honor that befalls celebrity spawn.
"We are delighted to have Rumer Willis join us to celebrate the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards," HFPA President Jorge Camara said. "Since both of her parents have enjoyed successful entertainment careers in the acting profession, she is doubly qualified to serve as Miss Golden Globe."
Willis is the 19-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and the stepdaughter of Ashton Kutcher.
Nominations for the 2008 Golden Globes will be announced Dec. 13. The ceremony will take place Jan. 13 and air live on NBC.