Eddie Murphy Receives the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

Murphy follows previous honorees such as Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that Eddie Murphy will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The comic book star of 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Dreamgirls and more will be honored at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards on Sept Receive Tuesday, January 10, airing live coast-to-coast 5-8pm PT/8pm-11pm ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

“We are honored to present this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to the legendary and esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy,” said HFPA President Helen Hoehne. “We are thrilled to celebrate the lasting impact of his career – in front of and behind the camera – on film and television over the decades.”

The Cecil B. DeMille Award, traditionally chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, is presented to a talented individual for their outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Past honorees 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 and more.

Murphy’s performances, such as his role as singer James Thunder on Dreamgirls, have earned him a Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, Emmy Award and Oscar nomination.

Murphy was most recently seen in the Amazon streaming hit “Coming 2 America,” the long-awaited sequel to its 1988 box-office hit, as well as the Netflix biopic “Dolemite Is My Name,” a performance that earned him Golden Globes nominations for Best Picture Comedy/Musical and Lead Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as a Critics Choice Association nomination for Best Actor.

In 2020, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his return on Saturday Night Live.

Murphy starred in the hit 1997 comedy The Nutty Professor, in which he portrayed several characters and received Golden Globe and other award nominations. He was also the voice of Donkey in the Oscar-winning animated film Shrek and its sequel Shrek 2, the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Murphy won an Annie Award and received BAFTA and MTV Movie Award nominations for his performance in the first Shrek and reprized the role of Donkey in the final installment of the hugely successful Shrek Goes Fourth franchise. Murphy’s other feature credits include “Mulan”, “Dr. Dolittle” and “Dr. Dolittle 2”, “Life”, “Bowfinger”, “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”, “Daddy Day Care”, “Norbit” and the drama “Mr. Church.”

Murphy’s upcoming projects include co-starring in the Netflix romantic comedy You People and producing and starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4. In 2015, Murphy received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

See all of this year’s Golden Globe nominations here.

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