Morgan Freeman has had a storied movie career, but only winning one Academy Award and one Golden Globe, according to The Hollywood Reporter. To me, that’s criminal, since he’s been a lot of work that warranted some sort of recognition. Thankfully, Freeman is going to be recognized for his career at the upcoming Golden Globes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s official release, the HFPA announced today that Freeman will be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globes.

According to the release, Freeman got his start in acting at age 9 in a school play, and won a state-wide drama competition when he was 12. He first appeared in the movies in 1965 as an extra in “The Pawnbroker.” Avid watchers of “The Electric Company” might remember him on the popular children’s show.

The 74-year-old actor has spent more than 20 years in the business, earning his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations by playing Fast Black in 1987’s “Street Smart.” He won the Golden Globe for best actor in 1990 for “Driving Miss Daisy.” He was also nominated for “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Invictus.” He won the Oscar for “Million Dollar Baby.” He has played Lucius Fox in Nolan Miller’s “Batman” movie series as well as having prominent roles in “Red,” “Dolphin Tale,” and will soon be seen in “Now You See Me.”

The Golden Globes will be aired on January 15 on NBC.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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