The 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award Goes to Denzel Washington
The iconic actor will be awarded at the Golden Globes in January.
With thirty-nine awards under his belt—including two Oscars and two Golden Globes—Denzel Washington is no stranger to the award show stage. Next month, Washington will ascend those shiny stairs once again to accept the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s honorary Golden Globe for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Washington will join the high ranks of other recipients of the lifetime achievement award including recent awardees George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, and Morgan Freeman. Even with this high honor, the sixty-year-old actor shows no signs of slowing down. He’s currently filming The Magnificent Seven with Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.
On the subject of Washington and his longevity within the world of film, the HFPA’s president Lorenzo Soria said, “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 2016 Golden Globes will take place on January 10.