Eddie Murphy gets top honor at 80th Annual Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced that Eddie Murphy will be presented with its highest honor at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.

The veteran comedian and actor, 61, will accept the coveted Cecil B DeMille award at the event on January 10, 2023.

Murphy is known for starring in popular films including Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming To America, The Nutty Professor and the Shrek series, among many others.

He has been nominated for a Golden Globe six times and won best supporting actor in a motion picture in 2007 for his role in Dreamgirls.

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Veteran comedian and actor, 61, will accept the coveted Cecil B DeMille award at the event on January 10, 2023 (Anthony Harvey/PA)

The Cecil B DeMille Award is presented to a talented individual for their outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment.

Award recipients include Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, etc.

HFPA President Helen Hoehne said: “We are honored to present this year the Cecil B DeMille Award to the iconic and highly regarded Eddie Murphy.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the lasting impact on film and television that his career – before and after the camera – has had over the decades.”

Big British names stand out at the nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards announced earlier this week.

Dame Emma Thompson, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy and Daniel Craig all nodded to the top awards ahead of this year’s annual awards ceremony that was scrapped due to controversy.

The 2022 Golden Globes were held behind closed doors after the HFPA faced heavy criticism over diversity issues within the organization.

The often star-studded and joke-filled event was replaced with periodic updates from the Golden Globes website and official social media accounts, after NBC refused to air the show. submit.

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But the HFPA has announced that the 2023 ceremony will see the organization make more efforts to diversify its voting pool.

Last week comedian Jerrod Carmichael was announced as the host of the show.

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