Golden Globes poll: Will Cecil B. DeMille award go to Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange or … ?

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Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating who the Golden Globes will choose to honor with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. to reveal this year's recipient soon.

In this century, only two women — Barbra Streisand (2000) and Jodie Foster (2013) — have numbered among the 14 honorees. We wondered if a woman will be chosen this time around and asked our forum posters to suggest possibilities.  

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Below are profiles of 16 actresses over 50 who might be on the radar of the selection committee. Read through our list and then vote in our poll as to the most likely recipient. We will do the same in the coming days for the fellows and then pit the leaders of each poll against each other to determine your ultimate choice.

Remember, the runner-up in our poll of possibilities for this year's honorary Oscars, Debbie Reynolds, did get chosen by the motion picture academy. And while your first choice, Doris Day, was snubbed by the Board of Governors, she does have this honor already from the Golden Globes. Likewise for Oscar champs Sophia Loren and Shirley MacLaine

One note: Golden Globe nominations and wins listed do not include producing nominations (which are not indicated on the HFPA website).

JULIE ANDREWS
10 Golden Globe nominations with three wins ("Mary Poppins," 1965; "The Sound of Music," 1966; "Victor Victoria," 1983)

ELLEN BURSTYN
Seven Golden Globe nominations with one win ("Same Time, Next Year," 1979)

GLENN CLOSE
13 Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("The Lion in Winter," 2005; "Damages," 2008)

JUDI DENCH
11 Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("Mrs. Brown," 1998; "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells," 2001)

SALLY FIELD
11 Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("Norma Rae," 1980; "Places in the Heart," 1985)

JANE FONDA
11 Golden Globe nominations with four wins (Most Promising Newcomer, 1962; "Klute," 1972; "Julia," 1978; "Coming Home," 1979)

WHOOPI GOLDBERG
Three Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("The Color Purple," 1986; "Ghost," 1991)

GOLDIE HAWN
Nine Golden Globe nominations with one win ("Cactus Flower," 1970)

DIANE KEATON
Nine Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("Annie Hall," 1978; "Something's Gotta Give," 2004)

JESSICA LANGE
15 Golden Globe nominations with five wins ("King Kong," 1977; "Tootsie," 1983; "Blue Sky," 1995; "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1996; "American Horror Story," 2012)

ANGELA LANSBURY
15 Golden Globe nominations with six wins ("The Picture of Dorian Gray," 1946; "The Manchurian Candiate," 1963; "Murder, She Wrote, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992)

HELEN MIRREN
13 Golden Globe nominations with three wins ("Losing Chase," 1997; "Elizabeth I," 2007; "The Queen," 2007)

SUSAN SARANDON
Eight Golden Globe nominations but no wins.

MAGGIE SMITH
11 Golden Globe nominations with three wins ("California Suite," 1979; "A Room With a View," 1987; "Downton Abbey," 2013)

MERYL STREEP
29 Golden Globe nominations with eight wins ("Kramer vs. Kramer," 1980; "The French Lieutenant's Woman," 1982; "Sophie's Choice," 1983; "Adaptation," 2003; "Angels in America," 2004; "The Devil Wears Prada," 2007; "Julie and Julia," 2010; "The Iron Lady," 2012)

SIGOURNEY WEAVER
Seven Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("Working Girl," 1989; "Gorillas in the Mist," 1989)

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While the committee typically does not choose someone with a strong chance at a nomination, they sometimes overlook that unwritten rule. So, for that reason, we have decided to include four women with at least one project in contention: Fonda ( "Grace and Frankie" and "Youth"), Mirren ("Woman in Gold" and "Trumbo"), Smith ("Downton Abbey" and "The Lady in the Van"), and Streep ("Ricki and the Flash").

 

PHOTO CREDITS:
Meryl Streep in New York (8/15); Gregory Pace/BEI/REX
Julie Andrews in Los Angeles (3/15); Jim Smeal/BEI/REX
Jessica Lange in Los Angeles (5/15); Matt Baron/BEI/REX

 

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