The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced The 80th Annual Golden Globes Awards will honor Eddie Murphy with this year's Cecil B deMille Award. The Cecil B. deMille Award, historically chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, is presented to a talented individual for their outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
"We're honored to present this year's Cecil B. deMille Award to the iconic and highly esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy," said HFPA President, Helen Hoehne. "We're thrilled to be celebrating the lasting impact on film and television that his career – in front of and behind the camera - has had through the decades."
Murphy is the star of legendary films such as 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Dreamgirls, and others. Eddie Murphy will accept the honor at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 airing live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock.
Eddie Murphy's role as singer James Thunder in "Dreamgirls" earned him a Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, Emmy Award, and Academy Award nomination. In 2020, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his return to Saturday Night Live.
The Golden Globe Awards are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements. Produced by Dick Clark Productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe® Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide.