Golden Globes: George Clooney to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award

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The awards will be held on Jan. 11, 2015

George Clooney will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday. 

"The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera," said Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a statement.

Last year's recipient of the award, a lifetime achievement honor, was Woody Allen

Clooney last year was in the movie Gravity and also starred in and produced The Monuments Men. He will be seen later this year in Tomorrowland, a sci-fi film for Disney.

In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace. Two years later, he and Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions produced Hope for Haiti Now! The telethon raised $66 million.

In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney, traveled to Darfur in Africa, and made a documentary about the drought there.

Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub founded the group Not on Our Watch to focus attention on the mass atrocities in Darfur.

Previous Cecil B. DeMille winners include Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman (2012), Steven Spielberg (2009), Robin Williams (2005) and Barbra Streisand (2000).

As a performer and a filmmaker, Clooney has been nominated for Golden Globe awards 13 times and won four, as well as an Emmy and other honors.

Clooney has also won two Academy Awards, most recently as producer of the 2012 movie Argo. He also was given the AFI Award in 2012.

He will receive his award when the Golden Globes air on NBC on Jan. 11, 2015.