He's movin' on up!
Shpilberg may take home another Oscar for Lincoln, but Marty is the first director to take home a Jefferson.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has asked Him to deliver the 2013 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
Here's hoping gag-writers Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin will be asked to punch up the speech.
According to the government website, the annual lecture -- "the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities" -- is an even cooler prize than winning a Golden Globe.
Scorsese is the first filmmaker to deliver the Jefferson Lecture. Of course.
The Sermon on the Mount will take place on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 7:30 PM at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
It must be simulcast in every language and on every station in the land!
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