Woody Allen, who will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12, plans to send his longtime muse, Diane Keaton, to accept on his behalf, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com.
As previously reported, Allen decided to remain true to his principles of skipping awards shows and Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to honor the director and actor without receiving a commitment that he would show up.
“Keaton was then approached about receiving the award on his behalf. Keaton and Allen met in 1968 when she auditioned and was cast in his Broadway play, ‘Play It Again, Sam,’” Andreeva writes. “They were a couple for 5 years and are still very good friends today. Keaton appeared in eight Allen films spanning two decades, winning an Oscar and Golden Globe for 1976′s ‘Annie Hall.’”