Meryl Streep will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The award is given in recognition of individuals who have made a significant impact on the entertainment industry. With a professional acting career that has spanned 40 years across various genres, Streep certainly qualifies. She has been nominated for numerous awards for her cinematic work, including 29 Golden Globe nominations and 19 Academy Award nominations — she won Oscars for her roles in “Iron Lady,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “Kramer vs. Kramer.” The most recent of her eight Golden Globe wins was for “Iron Lady,” in which she portrayed former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She also won a Golden Globe in 2008 for her now iconic portrayal of a fashion magazine editor in “The Devil Wears Prada.” Miranda Priestly would be proud.
Denzel Washington was last year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, and previous honorees have included George Clooney, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster and Morgan Freeman.
Streep appeared most recently in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which premiered Stateside in August. In that film, she starred as the flamboyant Forties socialite with a penchant for opera singing. The actress is signed on to next star in “Mary Poppins Returns,” which is currently in pre-production.
The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 8 and be hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
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