Cecil B. DeMille Award poll results: Tom Hanks should receive the award at the 2018 Golden Globes

Tom Hanks is your top choice to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes. In our latest poll about which actor or director should claim this life achievement award, Hanks picked up 20% of support in a field of 15 past winners and nominees. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will most likely announce its official selection this week for the 75th annual ceremony slated for January 7 (click the link below for our other recent poll about actresses).

Hanks is a four-time Golden Globe winner for his film work in “Big” (1988), “Philadelphia” (1993), “Forrest Gump” (1994), and “Cast Away” (2000). He has also won several producing trophies for such TV movies and limited series as “From the Earth to the Moon” (1998), “Band of Brothers” (2001), “John Adams” (2008), and “Game Change” (2012).

Just behind Hanks in our poll results were Michael Caine (15%), Francis Ford Coppola (14%), and Mel Brooks (13%). Others receiving less support were Tom Cruise (6%), Ridley Scott (6%), Jeff Bridges (5%), Mel Gibson (4%), Brad Pitt (4%), Ron Howard (3%), Sylvester Stallone (3%), Billy Crystal (2%), Eddie Murphy (2%), Bill Murray (2%), and Steve Martin (1%).

Meryl Streep received the award at the 2017 event, but before that the three previous honorees were men — Woody Allen (2014), George Clooney (2015), and Denzel Washington (2016). Other living men not included in this poll since they are prior recipients: Kirk Douglas (1968), Sidney Poitier (1982), Clint Eastwood (1988), Robert Redford (1994), Sean Connery (1996), Dustin Hoffman (1997), Jack Nicholson (1999), Al Pacino (2001), Harrison Ford (2002), Gene Hackman (2003), Michael Douglas (2004), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Warren Beatty (2007), Steven Spielberg (2009), Martin Scorsese (2010), Robert De Niro (2011), Morgan Freeman (2012).

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