Hollywood’s favorite voice over actor Morgan Freeman will be honored with the The Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2012 Golden Globes ceremony.
Freeman becomes the second African-American to nab the Golden Globe honor. He follows in the foot steps of Sidney Poitier who was the first to be honored in1982.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, to “talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” Freeman, 74, joins such past recipients as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg.
Freeman has received five Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations, winning the best supporting actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby and the best actor (musical or comedy) Globe for Driving Miss Daisy.
The ceremony will take place Jan. 15.