Since 1952, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Board of Directors has bestowed the Cecil B. deMille Award to a talented individual for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Recent recipients of the esteemed honor include Meryl Streep (2017), Denzel Washington (2016), George Clooney (2015), Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013) and Morgan Freeman (2012) to list a few.
Speaking of Freeman, the 48-year-old Shawshank Redemption actor revealed during the Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC who’s receiving the honor this year. It’s none other than acclaimed actress, producer, television star and entrepreneur, Oprah Winfrey.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to announce Oprah Winfrey as the recipient of the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award. As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today. For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as Chairman, CEO, and Founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” – stated Meher Tatna, President of the HFPA
In addition to her award-winning talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 63-year-old celebrity is also a Golden Globe nominee for her stunning work in The Color Purple. She’s also starred in The Butler, Selma and can next be seen in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time film adaptation from director Ava DuVernay.
The 75th Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, air January 7, 2018 on NBC. Check out the Cecil B. DeMille announcement below.
2018 Golden Globe Awards Cecil B. de Mille Recipient Revealed