The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B DeMille Award.
A tribute to the 77-year-old actor, writer and director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony set for January 12.
Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients.
Allen's much-honoured films include Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters and Midnight in Paris, which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for its screenplay last year.
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