Denzel Washington to Recieve Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2016 Golden Globes

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington will be honored with the coveted Cecil B. DeMille award at the 73rd Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday (Nov. 16) that the beloved actor will be honored at the upcoming awards show, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Lorenzo Soria, the President of the HFPA, revealed the exciting news via press release saying, “Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera. It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”

The HFPA Board of Directors chooses one talented individual to be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award each year. Recent recipients include George Clooney (2015), Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).

Over the course of Washington’s career, he has earned seven Golden Globe Award nominations resulting in two wins. He’s also won two Academy Awards, two Emmy nominations, one Tony Award, one BAFTA Award, one NAACP Image Award and a Grammy.

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10, 2016 on NBC.

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