Jeff Bridges to receive the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 20198 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its official selection Monday for this life achievement award slated for NBC’s 76th annual ceremony on January 6.

Gold Derby ran two recent polls asking who your top DeMille choice would be. Cher won our actress poll over Sigourney Weaver and Jessica Lange. Tom Hanks prevailed in our actor/director poll over.

Bridges won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his leading performance in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart.” He is a five-time Globe nominee and seven-time contender at the Academy Awards. Those nominations were for “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit” and “Hell or High Water.”

Oprah Winfrey received the award at the 2018 event and gave one of the most memorable speeches for the evening. Other living recipients from the past 75 years are: Kirk Douglas (1968), Sidney Poitier (1982), Clint Eastwood (1988), Doris Day (1989), Robert Redford (1994), Sophia Loren (1995), Sean Connery (1996), Dustin Hoffman (1997), Shirley MacLaine (1998), Jack Nicholson (1999), Barbra Streisand (2000), 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), Jodie Foster (2013), Woody Allen (2014), George Clooney (2015), Denzel Washington (2016) and Meryl Streep (2017).

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