Denzel Washington has been named the recipient of the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award, to be presented at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe® Awards.
The honor is given each year to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment and this year that individual is Washington.
“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), today when he announced the news.”It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”
The HFPA announces that the recipient for the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award is Mr. Denzel Washington. pic.twitter.com/uxpQhn7ZDl
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Other actors who have taken home the honor include: George Clooney (2015), Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), among many other well respected and notable names.
Washington has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards total, winning two, as well as earning numerous other honors including (but certainly not limited to) two Academy Awards, two Emmy nominations and one Tony Award.
The critically-acclaimed actor’s next film appearance is co-starring opposite Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke in Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, which heads to theaters September 23, 2016.
The 2016 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST)/5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST).