It's only just begun, but 2016 is turning out to be quite the year for Denzel
Washington. It’s only five days into the new year, and already the actor is set to be honored
in a huge way by the Hollywood Foreign Press. On Sunday Night, Washington will
be honored at the Golden Globes Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the
award given out annually to the actor who has made outstanding
contributions to the world of entertainment. But, before Washington steps onto
that stage to accept his award, it’s worth asking: How many Golden Globes does
Denzel Washington have? Because receiving this award will definitely not mark his first
trip onto that illustrious stage.
The answer: It turns out that Washington has won a number of Golden Globes in his time — two, to be exact. He won his first Golden Globe in 1990 for his work in Glory: For that, he won in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category. Then, in 2000, he won a second Golden Globe in a completely different category: For his role in The Hurricane, Washington won in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category.
Clearly, Washington worked his way up to leading man in those 10 years in between his two awards.
But, those two wins don’t account for all of the times that
Washington was nominated for a Golden
Globe. That list is even longer. In 1988, the actor was nominated for the first
time for his role in Cry Freedom. He
was nominated again in 1993 for Malcolm X,
in 2002 for Training Day, in 2008 for
American Gangster, and in 2013 for Flight.
So, clearly, this guy is a Hollywood Foreign Press darling.
He’s also worked hard and done amazing things in his career to deserve the Cecil B. DeMille Award. With two Golden Globe awards and five Golden Globe nominations under his belt — not to mention the number of awards and nominations from other awards shows — Washington has definitely earned all of the accolades that he will receive during Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards, and I can’t wait to see his amazing career celebrated.