Why Is Cecil B. DeMille Award Important? Things To Know About Prize Meryl Streep Won At Golden Globes

Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Robin Williams
Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honor given to entertainment artists for their contribution to the industry development. It has been received by notorious names like Walt Disney in 1953; Bing Crosby in 1960; Bette Davis in 1974; Clint Easwood in 1988; Sophia Loren in 1995; Jack Nicholson in 1999; Steven Spielberg in 2009; Denzel Washington in 2016 and Meryl Streep this year. Getty Images

Besides the Streep Vs. Trump feud, there’s more to say and to know about the Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award.

This is an honorary Golden Globe Award granted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. The first award was given to American filmmaker Cecil Blount DeMille on February 21, 1952. The honor is named after the legendary American director. DeMille is acknowledged as a founding father of the cinema of the United States and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. Titles like “The Squaw Man” from 1914 or “The Ten Commandments” from 1923 gave him big success and the name that will be remembered forever especially because of this particular Golden Globe honor that holds his name.

The award has been given to notorious names like Walt Disney in 1953; Bing Crosby in 1960; Bette Davis in 1974; Clint Eastwood in 1988; Sophia Loren in 1995; Jack Nicholson in 1999; Steven Spielberg in 2009; Denzel Washington on 2016 and to Meryl Streep this year.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see an overview of some of the winners over the years.

 

 

 

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