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Golden Globes 2020: Tom Hanks to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Hanks is to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globe Awards.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said it was “proud” to give the entertainer the 2020 Cecil B DeMille Award on January 5th.

Hanks won consecutive Oscars, and Golden Globes, for his lead roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1994 and 1995 individually.

The HFPA said they had “grown to love and admire” the 63-year-old.

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“For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters,”

said Lorenzo Soria, the organisation’s president.

“As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director.”

The entertainer made his motion picture leap forward playing a youngster caught in a grown-adult’s body in 1988 motion picture Big.

Other highlights feature Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan and voicing Woody in the Toy Story films.

He will next be seen on the big screen in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood playing TV’s Fred Rogers.


The Cecil B DeMille award is offered every year to a power player who has had an enduring effect on the film business.

Past winners have included Jeff Bridges, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

In 2017 a fairly dry Streep utilized the stage to lambast President Trump’s strategies.

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts,” she said to rapturous applause.

A year ago Winfrey chose to address race relations and female strengthening.

She noted how for “too many years” there had existed “a culture broken by brutally powerful men”.

“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she continued. “But their time is up.”

Hanks has been vocal on Twitter this week, worrying to his supporters the significance of enlisting to cast a ballot.

He might accept the open door to address political issues at the Globes, to be held in Beverly Hills on January 5th.

Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to:
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