Golden Globes: Denzel Washington to Get Cecil B. DeMille Award

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George Clooney was the recipient of last year's award.

Denzel Washington is set to be this year's Cecil B. DeMille honoree at the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday. 

“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," said Lorenzo Soria, president of the association.

The actor has been nominated for a Golden Globe seven times, winning two for his performances in Glory and The Hurricane. Washington's other notable films include Malcolm X, Training Day, Philadelphia and American Gangster.

George Clooney took home the honor at last year's ceremony, with Woody Allen, Walt Disney, Jodie Foster and Robin Williams among the former winners of the award.

Washington was last seen in Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer, and will next be seen in the director's upcoming Magnificent Seven remake, which is set to be released in September 2016.

Washington will be honored at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10, 2016, hosted by Ricky Gervais.