Actor Denzel Washington will receive the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors a person who has made a substantial impact on the entertainment industry, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday.
“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera,” HFPA President Lorenzo Soria said. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”
Washington, 60, will receive the honor Jan. 10 during the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.
He has won two Golden Globes in his career — a supporting actor prize in 1990 for “Glory” and a best actor in a drama award in 2000 for “The Hurricane.” He received Globe nominations for his work in the films “Flight,” “American Gangster,” “Training Day,” “Malcolm X” and “Cry Freedom.”
Washington won Oscars for “Glory” and “Training Day.”
He most recently appeared in director Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” and will also appear in Fuqua’s next film, “The Magnificent Seven.”
George Clooney received the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award. Previous recipients include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Martin Scorsese, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino and Barbra Streisand.
— Wire reports
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