He will accept the award at the 2023 ceremony, which takes place on January 10, airing live from 5-8 p.m. PT / 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Helen Hoehne said in a statement, “We’re honored to present this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to the iconic and highly esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy. We’re thrilled to be celebrating the lasting impact on film and television that his career — in front of and behind the camera - has had through the decades.”
Murphy is in good company. Past recipients include Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and more.
The award is named in honor of the father of American cinema, who was especially identified with biblical epics.