Seven-time Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 2019 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will honor the Golden Globe-winning actor with the special award during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards airing on January 6, 2019 on NBC. The show will air live on the East Coast and West Coast beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
The Cecil B. deMille Award is given to “a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment.” Bridges, an Oscar winner for Crazy Heart, joins the list of previous recipients that includes George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, and Oprah Winfrey.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna.
Jeff Bridges was most recently seen in Bad Times at the El Royale, Only the Brave, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Bridges earned his Oscar nominations for his work in Hell or High Water, True Grit, The Contender, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and The Last Picture Show.
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards will be executive produced by Executive Chairman of dick clark productions Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions Mike Mahan, and Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions.