The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the recipient for this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award: Robert De Niro. After a two year director hiatus from actors (Scorsese, Spielberg) the HFPA is getting back to honoring the actors. The press release was posted early this morning on the HFPA website... glad they are prompt (even though it's PST, sorry New York).
De Niro was certainly among the most probable picks (especially given that Scorsese received it last year), and, of course, deserving. They're so many great De Niro performances: The Godfather, Part II; Taxi Driver; Raging Bull; The King of Comedy; Goodfellas; Cape Fear; Jackie Brown; Analyze This; Meet the Parents; and Machete... to name a few.