Denzel Washington to receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington will be given the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in January.

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Denzel Washington will receive the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

The two-time Golden Globe winner has been nominated for seven Golden Globes across two categories by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which hosts the annual awards show honoring achievment in film and television.

“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera,” Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Lorenzo Soria said Monday in a statement. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”

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The achievement accolade is voted on by the HFPA Board of Directors and is passed out annually to “a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”

The most recent DeMille recipients include George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. 

The “Training Day” and “Glory” star, 60, has earned two Academy Awards, a Grammy Award for his narration of “John Henry” and a Tony Award for 2010’s “Fences,” leaving him just an Emmy Award away from Hollywood’s coveted EGOT status.

Washington will next be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s action western “The Magnificent Seven” slated for 2016, as well as “The Equalizer 2,” the follow-up to Fuqua’s 2014 crime thriller.


The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10 and will be hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais. 

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