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Eddie Murphy to receive Cecil B DeMille award

NEW YORK (AP) – Eddie Murphy (AP, pic below) will receive the Cecil B DeMille award at the 80th Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Wednesday.

The honorary award for the comedian and actor adds to a broadcast that’s taking shape after two years of scandal and backlash tarnished the Globes.

NBC will telecast the ceremony on January 10, with comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosting.

The Globes are attempting to make a comeback after a Los Angeles Times investigation in early 2021 found that the press association then had no Black members and enumerated a long history of ethical indiscretions. Many stars and studios said they would boycott the show, and NBC cancelled the 2022 broadcast.

The films The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once led in nominations. Abbott Elementary topped TV nominees.

Murphy has been nominated for a Globe six times before, winning once, for his performance in 2006’s Dreamgirls. His most recent nomination was for best actor in a comedy or musical for 2019’s Dolemite is My Name.

Previous Cecil B DeMille award honorees include Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep.