Tom Hanks to Receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

Tom Hanks. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9218208l)

Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes is reserved for highly-estimated individuals who made an outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment – and the next one is going into the hands of Hollywood legend Tom Hanks.

The two-time Oscar winner, who is currently getting great reviews for his portrayal of Mister Rogers in the critically acclaimed biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, is set to receive this honorary award at the 77th Annual Golden Globes on January 5th, 2020.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria announced the decision in an official statement and said they’re proud to bestow this award to Tom Hanks.

“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,” said Soria.

The Forrest Gump actor will be following in the footsteps of Jeff Bridges, Oprah Winfrey, and Meryl Streep, who were honored with this award in the past three years. He could also score a nomination in one of the acting categories for his turn in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.