Denzel Washington speaks onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ seventh annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 14, 2015.
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On Saturday, Denzel Washington presented Spike Lee with Lee’s honorary Oscar during the Governors Awards. Now Washington will be honored by Hollywood at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

Washington is this year’s Cecil B. DeMille honoree at the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced. Washington joins past recipients Jodie Foster, Robin Williams and George Clooney.


“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,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the association.

Washington’s career accomplishments include seven Golden Globe nominations and two wins for his performances in Glory and The Hurricane.


You can catch the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. EST.