Honoring outstanding individuals for their tremendous efforts is a tradition that has been in the entertainment industry for a long time. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for next year’s Golden Globe Awards. It is official that Denzel Washington will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2016 Golden Globes Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on November 17, 2015 that the celebrated actor shall receive the award on January 10, 2016. The President of the HFPA, Lorenzo Soria, via press release, said that Washington’s dedicated contributions towards raising the standards of the entertainment industry proved him worthy of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. Soria further added that it was a great privilege for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to honor Washington’s involvement in the entertainment industry.
The coveted annual award seeks to reward exceptional personalities for their wonderful contributions to the entertainment industry. Since its inception in 1952, the HFPA has awarded famous entertainment personalities including George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Sophia Loren. George Clooney, the current holder of the award, received it in 2015. According to Lorenzo Soria, Washington has earned his position as one of the recipients of the esteemed award.
Washington has had a lengthy and successful career as an actor and filmmaker. For more than four decades, he has been consistent in the film industry, in which he has been nominated for international awards and won several of them. Among the awards he has won include two Academy Awards, a Tony Award and two Golden Globe Awards. His previous Golden Globe Awards came courtesy of 1989’s Glory and 1999’s The Hurricane films. The numerous nominations and awards he has received have, undoubtedly, elevated him to the level of one of the most influential personalities in the film industry. His lustrous career is an indication that he is worthy of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 2016 Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 10, 2016, and will be aired live on NBC. Reports also indicate that the awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. The annual initiative by HFPA is a huge motivation to entertainment personalities, and a constant reminder that their efforts are not in vain. Indeed, the hard work that actors put in to ensure that people across the world are entertained is highly commendable. Denzel Washington is a testimony that great personalities in the entertainment industry are highly admired and respected.