Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks will be honored at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced in a tweet Tuesday that Hanks, 63, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 5.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact in the film industry. Previous recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
Hanks is an four-time Golden Globe winner, seven-time Emmy winner, and is one of two actors to win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars (1993 for Philadelphia and 1994 for Forrest Gump).
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil B. deMille Award to Tom Hanks," HFPA president Lorenzo Soria said in a press release. "For more than three decades, he's captivated audiences with rich and playful characters that we've grown to love and admire. As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he's equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director."
In addition to Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, Hanks is known for such films as Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away and Captain Phillips. He will play Fred Rogers in the new movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which opens in theaters Nov. 22.