Denzel Washington gets Cecil B DeMille Award at Golden Globes
MANILA, Philippines – Denzel Washington was this year's recipient of the prestigious Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2016 Golden Globes.
Denzel, known for movies such as Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, Glory, and Training Day, expressed gratitude to his family and managers for their support. He also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for supporting him.
"They've always made me feel like a friend or part of the party," he said.
In between Denzel's speech, he bantered with his wife and family members who were with him onstage.
The award was presented by Tom Hanks, who starred with Denzel in the movie Philadelphia.
The HFPA gives the Cecil B DeMille Award to those with "outstanding contribution in the world of entertainment." Last year, George Clooney took home the recognition.
Denzel is the third African-American actor to receive the award. Sidney Poitier was the first in 1982, followed by Morgan Freeman in 2012. – Rappler.com