Eddie Murphy set to receive prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes… following in the footsteps of previous recipients Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey
Hollywood icon Eddie Murphy is set to receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the upcoming 80th Golden Globes.
The honorary award recognizes the recipient’s ‘outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment’, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Previous recipients of the trophy include Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks and an array of other A-listers.
Honorary award: Eddie Murphy is set to receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the upcoming 80th Golden Globes
The recipient of the award is decided by the HFPA’s board of directors and is one of the show’s highest honors.
‘We’re honored to present this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to the iconic and highly esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy,’ HFPA president Helen Hoehne said in a statement.
‘We’re thrilled to be celebrating the lasting impact on film and television that his career — in front of and behind the camera — has had through the decades.’
The recipient of the Carol Burnett Award, which is considered the show’s other highest honor alongside the Cecil B. DeMille trophy, has yet to be announced.
A-list: The honorary award recognizes the recipient’s ‘outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment’ and is one of the show’s highest honors; pictured January 2020 at the Critics’ Choice Awards
Eddie, 61, won a Golden Globe in 2007 for Dreamgirls and has been nominated for five other Golden Globes over the years.
His iconic body of work includes roles in The Nutty Professor, the Shrek films, Dr. Dolittle, Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cop.
His prolific career in comedy and acting earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020 and the Hall of Fame Award at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.
Legend: Murphy’s career in entertainment has landed him numerous lifetime achievement awards
In 2015, he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.
The Globes have been known as a glitzy, booze-fueled ceremony that kicks off Hollywood’s awards season and helps propel nominees and winners in their quest for Oscars.
But the event was tainted after a 2021 Los Angeles Times investigation probed the association’s practices and revealed the organization had no Black members. Tom Cruise returned his Golden Globe statues in protest, and longtime broadcaster NBC dropped the 2022 telecast.
The Comcast-owned network agreed to air the Globes again in 2023 after the organization made reforms. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10 and will also stream on Peacock.
Going for the gold: Eddie won a Golden Globe in 2007 for Dreamgirls and has been nominated for five other honors at the ceremony over the years; pictured accepting the Hall of Fame Award at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards