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Martin Scorsese Wins Critics' Choice Award

16 Jan 2012

Martin Scorsese Wins Critics' Choice Award

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
won the Best Documentary Feature, and director Martin Scorsese was chosen as the Music and Film honouree at MTV Critic's Choice awards on Thursday, 12th January. Bob Dylan paid tribute to Scorsese with a performance of 'Blind Willie McTell', a song featured in his famous The Blues documentary, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Harrison presented the director with the prestigious awards.

'Marty, it's no wonder musicians and composers revere you, because you illustrate the timeless power of their art. May you continue to influence and inspire, educate filmmakers and film lovers with your extraordinary knowledge and appreciation of music.' - Olivia Harrison

As well as his award winning 2011 George Harrison biopic, Scorsese has made documentaries on The Rolling Stones, Shine a Light, and Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, together with a magnitude of critically acclaimed movies including new release, Hugo.

'Before anything for me, there was music and conversation, and for me they were both the same thing' - Martin Scorsese

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