Tom Hanks to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at Golden Globes

Tom Hanks has been chosen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 77th Golden Globe Awards next year, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this Tuesday.

Homage to an Outstanding Artist

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”.

“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire,” stated HFPA President Lorenzo Soria.

“As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director.”

This award is bestowed to those whose career the HFPA have deemed as making a tremendous mark on the entertainment industry. Some of the past winners include Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

Another Piece of Silverware for the Trophy Cabinet

Actor, director, and filmmaker, Tom Hanks, has been honored with numerous awards and nominations throughout his life, out of which he has won 50 times in total.

He’s also only one of the two actors in history to win best actor Academy Awards for two year consecutively. In 1994 he brought home his first Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a lawyer suffering from AIDS in “Philadelphia”, and the following year, he won for his performance in “Forrest Gump.”

These two films also won him Golden Globe Awards. Currently, he has 2 more Globes besides the previous ones, for movies “Big” and “Cast Away”. Most recently, Hanks was nominated for his performance in “The Post” at the 2018 Golden Globes.

We can already smell more nominations coming Hanks’ way for his role in the upcoming movie about the most beloved neighbor in America, Mister Rogers called “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

Hanks, who has been a Golden Globe nominee for 15 times, will receive his award at the ceremony on Jan. 5.


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