Denzel Washington will be honored by the HFPA on January 10, 2016 with the Cecil B. DeMille award. He will follow George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, etc. Press release after the jump
DENZEL WASHINGTON TO RECEIVE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
AT 73RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Nov. 16, 2015 — Two-time Golden Globe Award-winner Denzel Washington will be honored with the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the “73rd Annual Golden Globe® Awards” on Sunday, January 10, 2016, hosted by Ricky Gervais. The 2016 Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST)/5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), made the announcement of Denzel Washington’s honor. Soria stated, “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.”
Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. 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).
Washington’s achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him seven Golden Globe Award nominations in two categories, resulting in two wins. He’s also the recipient of two Academy Awards, two Emmy nominations, one Tony Award, one BAFTA Award, one NAACP Image Award, and a Grammy Award for his narration of the legend of “John Henry.”
Washington most recently appeared in “The Equalizer,” directed by Antoine Fuqua. Playing the role of “Robert McCall,” Washington portrays a veteran covert operative who seeks redemption for his dark deeds. He can next be seen in Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” starring alongside Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, set to be released in September 2016.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.
Lorenzo Soria is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.
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