Meryl Streep, the perennial awards-season contender who is in the mix this year with Florence Foster Jenkins, is guaranteed at least one big prize this year. She has been named the recipient of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The honor will be bestowed January 8 at the Globes, which Jimmy Fallon is hosting on NBC.
Chosen by organizer Hollywood Foreign Press’ board of directors, DeMille award is given to a talented individual for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Denzel Washington was honored last year. Streep is only the third female recipient of the award since 2000, when Barbra Streisand won it. Jodie Foster was honored in 2013.
Streep has won three Oscars among 19 nominations and 29 Golden Globe nominations. She has won eight Globes, the last in 2011 for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes are December 12.