The Golden Globes will award Meryl Streep their highest honour in January 2017, the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Streep, who garnered her very first Golden Globe nomination in 1979 for her breakout performance in “The Deer Hunter”, will accept the prestigious award at the ceremony on January 8.
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Given annually to an actor or director who has made a profound impact on the world of entertainment, Streep follows in the footsteps of last year’s recipient Denzel Washington. Previous award recipients include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg , Martin Scorsese and Anthony Hopkins.
The award could come as Streep lands her 28th Golden Globe nomination for her uproariously funny turn in “Florence Foster Jenkins”, a biopic of the 1920s New York socialite who gained fame with a singing career, selling out performances at Carnegie Hall, despite being dubbed the world’s worst opera singer.
The 67-year-old Streep has won a record-setting eight Golden Globe Awards on top of her three Oscar wins. Her last Golden Globe win came in 2010 with her role as Julia Child in the romantic comedy “Julie & Julia”.