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Martin Scorsese, Cindy Sherman to receive Japan's Praemium Imperiale award

Martin Scorsese, Cindy Sherman to receive Japan's Praemium Imperiale award

Martin Scorsese will receive Japan’s highest cultural honor as he works to complete his latest film, the Japan-themed religious epic “Silence.”

The filmmaker is set to receive the Praemium Imperiale in October for his lifetime contributions to cinema. Officials in Japan announced Tuesday that the roster of 2016 honorees would also include American visual artist Cindy Sherman, Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha and French sculptor Annette Messager.

The annual Praemium Imperiale recognizes career achievements in five categories: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and...

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