DENZEL WASHINGTON TO RECEIVE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD AT THE 2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
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.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement Monday (16 NOV. 2015).
Washington has earned 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."
He recently appeared in "The Equalizer," directed by Antoine Fuqua in which he plays the role of "Robert McCall," a veteran covert operative who seeks redemption for his dark deeds. He also stars in Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven," alongside Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, which is set to be released in September 2016.
Recent recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award 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).
The Golden Globes take place on Sunday, January 10, 2016, hosted by Ricky Gervais and will air live on NBC.