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Cecil B DeMille award for Freeman

MUMBAI: The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards has honoured veteran Morgan Freeman with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award for his outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment.
 
Freeman, who received a standing ovation from the Hollywood fraternity, was awarded by actor Sidney Poitier. Helen Mirren too came on to share the stage with Freeman and playfully talked about how Freeman has done over 50 films in his career, while doing only one film Red with her.
 
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman, who made his acting debut at the age of nine in a school play, Freeman, who received a standing ovation from the Hollywood fraternity, was awarded by actor Sidney Poitier, who hailed him as "a prince in his profession".


Actress Helen Mirren too came on to share the stage with Freeman, and playfully chided about how the actor has done over 50 films in his career, and did only one - Red - with her.


Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman, who made his acting debut at the age of nine in a school play, won a best actor Golden Globe in 1990 for Driving Miss Daisy and was nominated three more times -- for The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, for which he won an Oscar and Invictus.


The Cecil B. DeMille award winners are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and presented each year.

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