On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and will take home a trophy at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on 11 January, 2015.
The association’s president, Theo Kingma, said the award honours Clooney’s “outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” Access Hollywood writes, and celebrates “his incredible impact on the world of entertainment”.
The actor has won two Oscars: one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in ‘Syriana’, and another for Best picture in ‘Argo’. He has also garnered four Golden Globes for the films ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’, ‘Syriana’, ‘The Descendants’ and ‘Argo’.
Additionally, he has been recognized for his political activism and humanitarian work, such as bringing attention to the Darfur conflict, and raising funds for Haiti earthquake victims by producing the ‘Help Haiti Now’ telethon.
Clooney will star in the upcoming science fiction film ‘Tomorrowland’ and is planning on making a film about Britain’s phone-hacking scandal.
He is currently preparing for 26 September, when he will tie the knot with his fiancé Amal Alamuddin. In Venice, it was announced that he will take Woody Allen’s place, who was honoured at the same ceremony last year by receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award.