Denzel Washington has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, with two wins, for Glory and The Hurricane. He probably wasn’t thinking about those five loses when he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” And the contributions have been numerous: Training Day, Mo’ Better Blues, Remember the Titans, American Gangster, He Got Game. Pretty much all these badass performances.
During his acceptance speech, Washington, who joined previous winners like Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, and Woody Allen, brought out his family and forgot his reading glasses, because he is everyone’s dad (we wish). He thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, agent and producer Freddie Fields, and his mother, and ended his speech with a simple, humble, “God bless you all, thank you.”
King Kong ain’t got nothing on Washington (he never won a Globe).