George Clooney

Good things continue to happen to George Clooney.

As the famous actor prepares to marry his "love" Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, in the very near future, Theo Kingma, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), has announced that Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the live telecast of the 2015 Golden Globes.

"The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera," Kingma stated.

Clooney's achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him four Golden Globes in different categories. He is also being recognized for his humanitarian efforts, such as visiting drought-stricken Darfur, Africa to film the documentary Journey to Darfur, and being designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts, in 2008.

Recent recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Al Pacino and Barbra Streisand.

The 2015 Golden Globes will air live on NBC on January 11.

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