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Singer/Actor Eddie Murphy To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

During this year’s Golden Globes, Eddie Murphy will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Honoring “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Murphy is a six-time Golden Globe nominee, who won in 2007 for his critically acclaimed role in Dreamgirls. The now 61-year old entertainer snagged noms for 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor and, more recently, for Dolemite Is My Name.

In a statement about this year’s recipient, the organization said “We’re honored to present this year’s Cecil B.DeMille Award to the iconic and highly esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy.” “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.”

In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille accolade, Murphy will join an esteemed list of recipients that includes Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Robin Williams and more.

In 2015, Murphy received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2020, Murphy accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Critics Choice Association, and in 2021 he was inducted into the NAACP’s hall of fame during the org’s Image Awards. “To make your living making people laugh is the highest blessing on Earth,” he said at the CCA ceremony.

In 2020, the famous comedian/singer received an Emmy for his return to NBC’s Saturday Night Live. In a career that spans more than forty years, Murphy’s resume includes the Shrek franchise, Dr. DolittleLifeBowfinger, Daddy Day Care, Norbit and Mr. Church, among many others. Murphy’s upcoming projects include the romantic comedy You People as well as producing and starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4.

In 1985, Eddie Murphy released ‘Party All The Time’ written and produced by Rick James.

This years Golden Globes, hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, will be held on Tuesday, (1.10.23) and will will air live at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC and its streaming service Peacock from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Author: Al Denté

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