Which actor or director should receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2019 Golden Globes? 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 men all over 50 who deserve recognition (click the link below for our other recent poll about actresses).
The last two years have featured women as the honorees — Oprah Winfrey (2018) and Meryl Streep (2017). Before that the three previous honorees were men — Woody Allen (2014), George Clooney (2015) and Denzel Washington (2016). While these kudos do give out prizes for both television and films, the DeMille honorees are almost always movie stars or directors. We picked the following 12 film actors and directors for our poll: Jeff Bridges, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Brad Pitt and Sylvester Stallone.
Not included in this poll are the following living men since they have been selected in prior years: 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), Allen, Clooney and Washington.
The next recipient will be presented with the tribute at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 6. Let’s help the HFPA narrow down their choices. In our survey below, we’ve got our list of a dozen men who have won or been nominated for Globes.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Golden Globe contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Golden Globe predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on December 6.