Art & Experience: Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes for his considerable impact on the world of entertainment.

The award has been announced by Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera. It is the HFPA’s privilege to honour his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award,” Soria said.

In the past, Washington has been nominated for seven Golden Globes and won for “Glory” and “The Hurricane”. He won Academy Awards for “Glory” and “Training Day”, and has received two Emmy nominations, one Tony Award, one BAFTA Award, one NAACP Image Award and a Grammy Award for his narration of the legend of “John Henry”.

Washington last appeared onscreen in “The Equalizer”, directed by Antoine Fuqua. He will be next seen in Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven”, starring alongside Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given yearly to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster and Morgan Freeman.