Now that Meryl Streep has been named this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, let’s take a look back at her prior history with the Golden Globes. Streep is actually the all-time leader in performance wins at the Globes with eight victories for the films “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1980), “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (1982), “Sophie’s Choice” (1983), “Adaptation” (2003), “The Devil Wears Prada” (2007), “Julie and Julia” (2010) and “The Iron Lady” (2012), plus the TV miniseries “Angels in America” (2004). But which performance is her greatest? Vote in our new poll below.
Streep is a favorite of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, so it’s no surprise she’s been named this year’s Cecil B. DeMille honoree. From her very first Globe nomination (“The Deer Hunter” in 1978) to her most recent (“Into the Woods” in 2014), Streep has always been a welcome attendee, whether she’s onstage or just the butt of someone else’s ribbing.
At the 2015 ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the latest hosts to poke fun at Streep, who was sitting in the A-list section of the audience. “‘Into the Woods’ stars Meryl Streep,” they began. “Meryl plays a witch who sends the townspeople on a magical quest to collect the items she needs to win another Golden Globe.”
At 29 nominations and eight wins (and counting), Streep will be on-hand to receive the Cecil B. DeMille at the 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 8, 2017, hosted for the first time by Jimmy Fallon. There’s still no word on which of Streep’s contemporaries will be named as her presenter for the acclaimed honor.
Make your early Golden Globes Awards picks now and tell industry insiders which shows and performers you have out front to win on January 8. You can keep changing them until just before nominations are announced on December 12 at 5 am PT/8 am ET. But it is important to register your initial predictions now both to lock in those all-important starter odds and let Hollywood know who has the inside track for these kudos. Be sure to make your predictions right here. You’ll compete for a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s nominees). Read our contest rules.