Denzel Washington will be honored with the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2016. Ricky Gervais will host the ceremony once again.
The award is given annually to an individual who’s had a significant impact on the world of entertainment. Washington joins a special group of recipients including George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg to name a few.
“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,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said.
Washington can next be seen in The Magnificent Seven.