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

Cecil B. DeMille Award Meryl Streep Julie Andrews Jessica Lange

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eight Golden Globe nominations but no wins.

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

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)

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").


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


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

  1. If they decide to give it to another man,I have some suggestions:George Lucas,Tom Hanks,John Travolta,Jeff Bridges,Robert Duvall and my favorite Jerry Lewis.Sadly,they’re pick stupidly like they did three years in a row like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt.Who can tell with these awards.

  2. Angela Lansbury seems like a perfect choice for this group considering she has iconic performances (and GG wins) spanning both film and TV. But they may think its too soon after the Academy’s honor. With Lange’s supposed retirement from full time acting (after her return to Broadway this season) it would make sense to award this to her this year or next.

  3. wow,george clooney got his way way ahead of julie andrews,angela lansbury and meryl streep.golden globe hates women achievers,overachievers,.

  4. If I was to give this to a woman,I’d give it to either Jane Fonda or Debbie Reynolds(she’s on a roll with the lifetime awards).Maybe Julie Andrews.One thing,all this talk that no celebrity should receive more then one lifetime achievement or honorary awards is crap.

  5. Dame Angela Lansbury should be voted as this year’s recipient. Golden Globes celebrate both worlds of entertainment, film and TV and she has achieved great success in both. She’s also the second most decorated woman in GG history with 6 wins, and has actually worked with Cecil B. DeMille in Samson and Delilah, one of his biggest hits. Not to mention that she is still as active as ever. It would certainly make for some great TV and will be a fantastic 90th Birthday present.

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