Woody Allen has never been one for awards shows, or Los Angeles for that matter. When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their plans to honor the prolific filmmaker with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, the big question was whether or not Allen would turn out to accept it.
In a move that’s perfectly suited for his and co-star Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall alter egos, Keaton has agreed to accept the Award at the 71st Golden Globes on behalf of her onetime partner, and longtime friend, director, and co-star, EW confirmed Tuesday. Annie always liked Los Angeles more than Alvy after all.
Despite a combined 36 Golden Globe and Oscar nominations and six wins over the years, Allen has only once turned out for one awards show – the Academy Awards in 2002 to introduce a tribute to New York in the movies.
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on NBC on Jan. 12, 2014.