Denzel Washington Cecil B. DeMille Award Video: Actor Struggles With Golden Globes Acceptance Speech — WATCH HERE!
Denzel Washington received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s 2016 Golden Globes. Check out the video below!
Washington’s lifetime achievement award presentation began with a tribute from Tom Hanks, who said his Philadelphia co-star has “a body of work that is as noble and legendary as it eternal.” After a montage from Washington’s movies, the star took the stage as the celeb-filled audience gave a standing ovation. He then had his family come on stage with him.
“I’m speechless. Just thank you. I thank the Hollywood Foreign Press,” Washington began. “I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for supporting me over the years. They’ve always made me feel like a friend or part of the party.”
Washington then thanked those who have been instrumental in his career, before giving gratitude to his mother. The actor then struggled to read the rest of his speech because he left his glasses on his table, leading to laughs from the audience. He ultimately concluded, “God bless you all.”
Washington, whose decades-long career dates back to the late 1970s, was named last November as the Cecil B. DeMille Award honoree for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The recipient is chosen for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Washington is a seven-time Golden Globe nominee and two-time winner. The actor won Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in 1989 for Glory, and then won Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama in 1999 for The Hurricane. Interestingly, his last film, The Equalizer, was released in 2014, with no movies out in 2015.
Washington follows last year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award winner, George Clooney. Check out full video of the speech below.