The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” to actor Denzel Washington at the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 10. Washington, a seven-time Globe nominee—winning twice, for “Glory” (1989) and “The Hurricane” (1999)—has appeared in more than 50 films and TV series since his 1977 debut, receiving two Academy Awards (for “Glory” and 1999’s “Training Day”), a Tony Award, and two Emmy Award nominations.
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Washington, who this weekend helped honor his “Malcolm X” (1992) director Spike Lee at the Academy’s Governors Awards, joins recent DeMille recipients George Clooney, Woody Allen, and Jodie Foster, whose rambling, heartfelt, surprising 2013 acceptance speech (video below) counts among the most compelling awards-show interludes in memory. The Golden Globe nominations will be announced Dec. 10.
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