Martin Scorsese

2018 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts



Scorsese won his first major international award at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival with this event’s Palme d’Or for Taxi Driver, which has been followed by numerous other awards for his work. In summary, his films have garnered twenty Oscars in different categories, eleven Golden Globes and twenty-three BAFTAs.

In addition, Scorsese holds honorary degrees from the University of Bologna (Italy) and the Lodz National Film School (Poland) and, among other distinctions, has received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (1995), the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award (1997), the Directors Guild of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), the Kennedy Center Honors (2007), the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (2010) and the Lumière Award at the Grand Lyon Film Festival in 2015. In May 2018, he is to receive the Carrosse d’Or from the French Directors Guild in Cannes during the tribute to be given in his honour at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Minutes of the Jury