MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon native Denzel Washington has snagged the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Washington was given the award at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, which aired live on NBC-TV.
The son of a Pentecostal minister and a beauty shop operator, Washington can now add the DeMille to the numerous awards accumulated in this 40-year acting career, including two Academy Awards: one for his role in the historical drama “Glory,” and the other for his turn as a corrupt cop in “Training Day.”
According to a report in E! Online, he has won a Golden Globe twice before as well as seven Globe nominations.
Washington also has a Tony, a BAFTA, two Emmys, an NAACP award, and a Grammy, according to the E! Online report.
Others who have won the DeMille include, the E! Online story said, include: Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, and the late Robin Williams.Click here to read the E! Online story.