The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Thursday that three-time Oscar winner and eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep will be the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The annual honor is given for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Streep will also be a contender in the competitive comedy actress category for her performance in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
Recent recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award include Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.
“It’s no surprise that the HFPA has chosen Meryl Streep as the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award,” HFPA president Lorenzo Soria said. “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.”
Streep has been nominated for a Golden Globe a record 29 times throughout her career. She received dual nominations in 2008 for her performance in the drama “Doubt” and the musical “Mamma Mia!,” as well as in 2002 for her work in “Adaptation” and “The Hours.”
Streep’s eight wins from the HFPA came for “The Iron Lady” (2011), “Julie & Julia” (2009), “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), “Angels in America” (2003), “Adaptation” (2002), “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (1981) and “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979).
She also holds the record for Oscar nominations among actors with 19.
The 74th annual Golden Globes will be held Sunday, Jan. 8.