By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
The Hollywood Foreign Press will honor Palisadian and fan-favorite Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
“The HFPA is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Tom Hanks,” organization President Lorenzo Soria said in a statement. “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. We’re honored to include Mr. Hanks with such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese and Barbra Streisand to name a few.”
Since the 1980s, Hanks has been performing in the public eye. His top-grossing films include “Toy Story 3,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Forrest Gump,” “Toy Story 4,” “Angel & Demons,” “Castaway” and more.
Hanks has also won countless awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia” at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. He’s one of only two male actors in history to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards two years in a row.
The 63-year-old actor married actress Rita Wilson in 1988, and he has raised four children.
In 2019, Jeff Bridges, a Palisadian and graduate of Palisades Charter High School, won the award.
The ceremony takes place at The Beverly Hilton on January 5, 2020.