Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said in a statement. “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.”
Bridges is a five-time Golden Globe nominee, earning his first for 1984’s Starman and winning Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for 2010’s Crazy Heart, which he followed up with an Oscar win. He was most recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 2017’s Hell or High Water.
The Cecil B. deMille Award is chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors and is given annually to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Honorees over the decades include 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.