What is the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes?

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Eddie Murphy poses with the Cecil B. Demille Award in the press room during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Eddie Murphy poses with the Cecil B. Demille Award in the press room during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) /
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Did you tune into the 2023 Golden Globes? The ceremony honored the best in film and television from 2022 productions. Winners are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a nonprofit organization of journalists and photographers.

House of The Dragon, The White Lotus, Zendaya, and Quinta Brunson are among the many winners who took home an award this year. There are also two very special awards separate from the 27 categories. Those are the Carol Burnett Award and Cecil B. DeMille Award.

What exactly is the Cecil B. DeMille Award and who was honored with it this year? We’ve got the answer for you below!

What is the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes?

Cecil B. DeMille Award is a prestigious award given out at the Golden Globes by the HFPA. It was first established in 1952 by the organization to recognize those who have made “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” according to the Golden Globes website. Honorees could be actors, directors, writers, and producers.

Where does the name come from? Cecil B. DeMille was a director, producer, and actor known as the founding father of American cinema. He directed and produced several successful films including The Ten Commandments (1923), The King of Kings (1927), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), and The Ten Commandments (1956).

Of course DeMille had to be the first recipient of the award, which he received in 1952. Over the years, Walt Disney, Judy Garland (the first woman to be recognized), Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Doris Day, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, and many more have been honored.

This year, the 2023 Cecil B. DeMille Award went to Eddie Murphy! The star is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, singer, and one of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has definitely made an impact in the industry!

A full list of Cecil B. DeMille Award recipients can be found on the Golden Globes website.

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