Golden Globes will honor Tom Hanks with Cecil B. DeMille award

Veteran actor Tom Hanks will be recognized for his lifetime achievements in film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.

The awarding ceremony scheduled on January 5, 2020, will honor Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille statuette. News of Hanks’ latest feat was published by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) last Tuesday.

Head of the HFPA Lorenzo Soria said in a statement regarding the matter:

“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director.”

Past recipients of the award include notable figures in the film industry. Namely, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Audrey Hepburn, Robin Williams, Jodie Foster and Harrison Ford.

Hanks is known for starring in iconic films Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993) Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Captain Phillips (2013). Most recently, the acclaimed actor took on the role of Mr. Rogers in the upcoming biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The film is slated for a November 22 release and is already receiving Oscar-buzz.

Hanks is one of only two Oscar-winners in history to take home the best actor award from the Academy back-to-back. His first was for portraying a lawyer struggling with AIDS, Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia. The year after that, Hanks was awarded once again for his portrayal of the titular Forrest Gump in the film classic. Both these performances were also awarded a Golden Globe each.

Ben Hornery
Ben Hornery
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.
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