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Martin Scorsese to receive first annual Robert Osborne AwardVariety / Page Six - 2 months ago
  • Turner Classic Movies will present its inaugural Robert Osborne award to filmmaker Martin Scorsese at the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26.
  • The award, honoring the network’s longtime host who died last year, will be given annually to “an individual who has significantly contributed to preserving the cultural heritage of classic films.”
  • Scorsese, whose credits include “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Casino” and “Goodfellas,” has been at the forefront of film restoration efforts through the nonprofit Film Foundation as a collaboration with studios.
  • The foundation has restored more than 800 films from around the world and and conducts a free educational curriculum for young people on the language and history of film.