The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that Eddie Murphy will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 80th Golden Globes.
The honorary award for the comedian and actor adds to a broadcast that’s taking shape after two years of scandal and backlash tarnished the Globes. Following the cancellation of the previous Globes, NBC will air the ceremony on January 10, with comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosting.
The Globes are attempting to make a comeback on a one-year deal with NBC after a Los Angeles Times investigation in early 2021 revealed that the press association had no Black members at the time and enumerated a long history of ethical infractions. Many celebrities and studios announced their intention to boycott the show, and NBC cancelled the 2022 broadcast.
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Murphy has previously been nominated for a Golden Globe six times, winning once for his performance in 2006’s “Dreamgirls.” His most recent nomination was for best actor in a comedy or musical for “Dolemite is My Name,” which he starred in in 2019.
Previous Cecil B. DeMille Award recipients include Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Meryl Streep.
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