For the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, which actress should be chosen for the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille life achievement award? The Hollywood Foreign Press Association generally announces their life achievement recipient in early November, so the next person should be revealed soon. Vote in our poll below featuring 12 ladies all over 50 who deserve recognition.
The most recent choice for last January’s ceremony was Meryl Streep, who gave one of the most memorable speeches in awards show history. Before her, the most recent three choices were Woody Allen (2014), George Clooney (2015), and Denzel Washington (2016). Prior to Streep this year and Jodie Foster being feted in 2013, the last woman to be honored was Barbra Streisand in 2000. And previous to that, only 11 actresses had been feted since the first award was given out to its namesake in 1952. See our photo gallery below of the complete history of the DeMille Award.
While these kudos do give out prizes for both television and films, the DeMille honorees are almost always movie stars or directors. To that end, we picked the following 12 film actresses for our poll: Julie Andrews, Sandra Bullock, Glenn Close, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Lange, Angela Lansbury, Julia Roberts, and Sigourney Weaver.
The next recipient will be presented with the tribute at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 7. Let’s help the HFPA narrow down their choices. In our poll below, we have come up with a list of 12 women all over age 50 who have won or been nominated for Globes. Along with Streep, Foster and Streisand, actresses Doris Day (1989), Sophia Loren (1995), Shirley MacLaine (1998) have received this award before and are therefore not eligible to be selected. And keep watching for a male actor poll coming soon.
Visit our predictions center and let us know your Golden Globe film picks today! You’ll be competing against thousands of others, including top movie experts who cover the film industry throughout the year plus our own Gold Derby editors. Hollywood insiders are desperate to see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on December 11. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Golden Globes taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.