Meryl Streep has proven once again that there's no prize she can't win: The celebrated actress has been selected to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in January.
The honor, which is the Globes' version of a lifetime achievement award, is given to entertainers in honor of their body of work throughout their careers, and Streep's is certainly one to admire. She has the most Oscar nominations of any actor in history (19, with three wins), and also holds that distinction from the Globes (29, with eight wins). Recent recipients have included Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also saw the award as a no-brainer, citing Streep's stellar career in a statement announcing the honor:
"It's no surprise that the HFPA has chosen Meryl Streep as the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award," HFPA president Lorenzo Soria said. "Meryl's enthralling body of work across a diverse set of genres has made her a role model over the past 40 years, and she will continue to do so for generations to come. She has always taken roles with strong female leads, creating art by showing vulnerability and portraying truth on the big screen. Simply put, she is a trailblazer, having paved the way for women in television, film and stage. For shattering gender and age barriers, all with finesse and grace, the HFPA is humbled to bestow this honor upon her."
Streep will accept the award at the Golden Globes ceremony on January 8, 2017.
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