Eddie Murphy will receive one of the top honors at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards for his “lasting impact on film and television,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced Wednesday.
Murphy will take home the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a prestigious honor in which past recipients include Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, and more entertainment icons.
It’s no secret that Murphy has left his mark in Hollywood with his films such as 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, and The Nutty Professor, landing him six Golden Globe nominations before winning for his performance in Dreamgirls.
“We’re honored to present this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to the iconic and highly esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy,” said HFPA President Helen Hoehne. “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.”
Murphy is no stranger to awards. In 2020, he received a Lifetime Achievement honor at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Murphy’s most recent Golden Globe nomination was for Dolemite is My Name. In 2021, the actor was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall Of Fame. His role as singer James Thunder in Dreamgirls, also earned him a SAG Award, Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
Murphy isn’t done yet, he has two big projects with Netlfix in the works. He’s co-starring in the romantic comedy You People as well as leading the cast in a Beverly Hills Cop reboot.
As previoulsly reported, the 2023 Golden Globes will mark a return to television for the the scandal-plagued awards. Last year’s ceremony was not televised after a Los Angeles Times exposé revealed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the small group of international journalists that hands out the awards, didn’t have a single Black member.
The Golden Globes air on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 live coast-to-coast on NBC and stream on Peacock at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.