February 26, 1953 – Walt Disney is Awarded the Cecil B. deMille Award
“In 1928 [Walt Disney] created ‘Steamboat Willie’ introducing Mickey Mouse, and from that point there was no stopping the king of family entertainment in the U.S.”
On February 26, 1953, the 10th Annual Golden Globes were held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. At this ceremony, Walt Disney was awarded the Cecil B. deMille award for his numerous contributions to the film industry, becoming the second recipient of this award after Cecil B. deMille himself. The award acknowledges the “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” made by the individual.