Golden Globes: Jeff Bridges to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

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The Globe winner and four-time nominee will be honored along with Carol Burnett during the Jan. 6 telecast.

Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the upcoming Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday.

"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," the HFPA said in a statement.

The actor, who's starred in films such as, The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit, received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for his performance in Starman. Seven years later, Bridges received another nomination for The Fisher King, in which he starred alongside Robin Williams. He also received noms for his roles in 2001's The Contender and 2017's Hell or High Water.

Bridges most recently appeared in 20th Century Fox's Bad Times at the El Royale. He is also featured in the documentary Living in the Future's Past, which focuses on current environmental challenges.

Apart from acting, Bridges serves as the national spokesman for the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign, aimed to end childhood hunger in America. 

The annual DeMille award honors those with "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." Recent recipients include Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty and last year's honoree, Oprah Winfrey.

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will air liveJan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will host the ceremony, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.