Just what Meryl Streep needs, another award.
The Hollywood Foreign press – who’ve already given her eight awards – will honor Meryl Streep with the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 8, 2017, hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE on NBC from 5 to 8 p.m. PT/8 to 11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The news was announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
From the release, Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA stated: “It’s no surprise that the HFPA has chosen Meryl Streep as the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award. 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.”
Recent recipients include Denzel Washington (2016), George Clooney (2015), Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).
Three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep was recently seen in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins.