Denzel Washington to Receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

Two-time winner will collect trophy at Ricky Gervais-hosted broadcast in January

Last Updated: November 16, 2015 @ 4:50 PM

Actor Denzel Washington has been named the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, handed out annually at the Golden Globes.

The two-time Golden Globe winner and star of MGM’s upcoming “The Magnificent Seven” will collect the prize January 10, 2016 on NBC’s live broadcast, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

“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,” Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Lorenzo Soria said in a statement.

Recent recipients of the trophy, named for the famed director, include George Clooney, Woody Allen,  Jodie Foster and Morgan Freeman.

Washington boasts a full mantle with two Academy Award wins, a Tony, an NAACP Image Award and two primetime Emmy nominations.  He was last seen in Antoine Fuqua‘s “The Equalizer.”