Awards season is upon us! Denzel Washington is set to receive one of the most prestigious awards of the season. Deets inside....
Actor/Director Denzel Washington is making 60 one of his best years yet. He reunited with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua to film the Magnificent 7, announced there will be an Equalizer sequel, and he's set to direct the movie version of August Wilson’s Fences (he starred in the Broadway production in 2010!) for Paramount Pictures. Not to mention he became a meme viral sensation this year as well with those creepy teeth and that mustache he was rocking for a role.
It's about time the Academy Award & Golden Globe winner is recognized even more for his body of work, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association agrees. At the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards (airing January 10), Denzel will be honored with the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
HFPA President Lorenzo Soria revealed:
“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.”
Denzel follows George Clooney in receiving the Award. Congrats to Denzy!