Golden Globes showdown: Cecil B. DeMille to Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jessica Lange or …?

Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Meryl Streep Jessica Lange Tom Hanks Mel Brooks

Thousands of you have voted this week, choosing your favorites tfor the next Cecil B. DeMille award recipient at the Golden Globes. Your top six recommendations  are: actresses Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange, and Meryl Streep, actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and director/producer/writer/actor (and EGOT champ) Mel Brooks. Now that  the field has been narrowed, you have the ultimate tough decision to make. Choose your favorite in the poll below to let the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. know to whom they should give this lifetime achievement award.

Related: Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds

Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating this hot topic too. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect this year's selection to be unveiled very soon.

Only two of the past 14 DeMille recipients — Barbra Streisand (2000) and Jodie Foster (2013) — have been women. In our poll promoting 16 actresses, three of them — Andews, Lange, Streep — earned double digit vote totals and have the following history with the Golden Globes. 

Julie Andrews (18.66%)
10 Golden Globe nominations with three wins ("Mary Poppins," 1965; "The Sound of Music," 1966; "Victor Victoria," 1983).

Jessica Lange (26.57%)
15 Golden Globe nominations with five wins ("King Kong," 1977; "Tootsie," 1983; "Blue Sky," 1995; "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1996; "American Horror Story," 2012).

Meryl Streep (45.93%)
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).

Likewise, in our poll touting 16 men, three of them —  Brooks, Hanks, Washington — broke into the double digits and have the following track record at the Golden Globes. 

Mel Brooks (26.92%)
Four Golden Globe nominations with no wins.

Tom Hanks (24.18%)
Eight Golden Globe nominations with four wins ("Big," 1989; "Philadelphia," 1994; "Forrest Gump," 1995; "Cast Away," 2001).

Denzel Washington (11.54%)
Seven Golden Globe nominations with two wins ("Glory," 1990; "The Hurricane," 2000).

Note that the Golden Globe nominations and wins listed above do not include producing bids (which are not indicated on the HFPA website).

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

Denzel Washington in Spain (9/14); Unimedia Images/REX
Tom Hanks in New York (2/15); Gregory Pace/BEI/REX
Mel Brooks at the Geffen (2014); Courtesy of HBO

16 thoughts on “Golden Globes showdown: Cecil B. DeMille to Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jessica Lange or …?

  1. I still have some hope for Jerry Lewis.If that doesn’t have(with the way thinks are in these lifetime achievement awards it will be unlikely),then I choose Dame Julie Andrews.

  2. Meryl has many years left of work that will be worthy of her receiving this honor in the future. Mel Brooks deserves this honor and should get it before he’s no longer with us and unable to receive it.

  3. With all this poll taking,everyone forgets that the foreign press committee decides who gets it not me and not even Gold derby.It hopefully be to someone who richly deserves it not like what happen three years in a row(Jodie Foster,Woody Allen, and George Clooney),lifetime achievement awards are for in this case show business people who have succeeded a great deal in their long career like Jerry Lewis,Julie Andrews,George Lucas or even Mel Brooks.

  4. THE SUPREME JESSICA LANGE HANDS DOWN. RIGHT NOW, SHE’S THE TOAST OF TELEVISION
    LAND. NO OTHER ACTRESSES COULD COMPETE WITH HER. CLASS ACT. ASYLUM WAS TRULY
    A UNFORGETABLE PERFORMANCE BY ANY THESPIAN TO GRACEMON THIS FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT. FROM SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, RUSSIA THE WHOLE WORLD IS RAVING
    FOR THE WONDERFUL JESSICA LANGE. YES, YES, YES FOR CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD.

  5. From young Willow Shield,Leo D’Caprio to oldies Betty White,Carl Reinier ,even British royalties from Kate Winslet to Ian Mckellan to models Carl Delevigne, to singers PaulMcCartney,Sam Smith,Kelly Clarkson-ask anyone who thier favorite/inspiration/role model is – Meryl Streep is always the top answer.She’s the greatest actress,a great humanitarian who donate and support any charities discreetly without any media coverage.Still married to the same man for 40 years,have 4 well-behave children.Scandal free.

    MERYL STREEP deserve to be 2015 recipient of Cecil b. De Mille Award.

  6. Meryl Streep can’t win this award because she’s always been nominated for a competitive gold globe and you know the rules.She had a shot at it three to four years ago,but ended up staying home with the flu.

  7. Problem with Meryl Streep winning this award is that she’ll be nominated for a Golden Globe and so will Jessica Lange and Tom Hanks.So if it’s a female,I’d choose Dame Julie Andrews,but if goes to a man again,I’d pick either George Lucas or Jerry Lewis.But if I wanted to to pick stupidly,I would pick Oprah Winfrey,Denzel Washington,Tom Cruise,Brad Pitt or even Anjelina Jolie.But unfortunely I’m not the one to decide who receives this award,so like every one else I’m just guessing.

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