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Tom Hanks Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At Golden Globes

Tom Hanks Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At Golden Globes

The actor has been recognised for captivating 'audiences with rich and playful characters'

Tom Hanks, an actor beloved by millions around the world, has been bestowed one of Hollywood's biggest honours.

The Toy Story star was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony - and he got a bit emotional in the process.

He told the audience: "I have a cold the size of Merv Griffin's Jeopardy! royalties.

"Showing up on time is one of the greatest and most liberating acts you can give yourself in a movie."

Hanks also paid tribute to his family: "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."

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organisation responsible for the award, said that it was 'proud' to honour Hank's movie legacy.

The American actor received back-to-back Academy Awards and Golden Globes in 1994 and 1995 for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump respectively.


The 63-year-old has been in over 80 films throughout a stellar career that is now in its fifth decade.

The HFPA said that over the years audiences had 'grown to love and admire' Hanks.

HFPA President Lorenzo Soria 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."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Golden Globes