Golden Globe: Tom Hanks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Golden Globe: Tom Hanks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Hanks brought the audience to its feet after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 77th annual Golden Globes.

The actor was honoured by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) with the award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. HFPA said they had “grown to love and admire” the 63-year-old. Lorenzo Soria, the organisation’s president said:

For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director.

The actor made his movie breakthrough playing a teenager trapped in an adult’s body in 1988 movie Big. Other career highlights include Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan and voicing cowboy doll Woody in the Toy Story film series.

He will next be seen on the big screen in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood playing US children’s television host Fred Rogers.

“A man is blessed, a man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that a wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is…five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man.

“”And a loving group of people who have put away with me being away months and months at a time. Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be standing here if they didn’t have to put up with that I can’t tell you how much your love means to me,” said the veteran actor.

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