George Clooney To Be Honored For Humanitarian Work

Sep 16, 2014 at 7:35 am |
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions.
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2014 (AFP) – Hollywood megastar George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his work on screen and off, the organization said Monday.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which decides the awards, said Clooney was chosen in large part for his humanitarian work, in particular for speaking out against the genocide in Darfur.

The prize honors a celebrity who had a substantial impact on the entertainment industry and will be presented to Clooney at this year’s Globes ceremony on January 11.

Clooney, 53 and soon to marry British-Lebanese Amal Alamuddin, has won three Golden Globes, for The Descendants, and Syriana, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? He was nominated for four other films and for his role in the popular television drama ER.

The actor, producer, writer, and director co-founded Not On Our Watch, an organization that works to fight genocides around the world. In 2010, he also co-produced a telethon, Hope for Haiti, which raised $66 million for earthquake relief.

Previous recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille award include Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas and Martin Scorsese.

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