Jane Fonda will be honoured at next month’s Golden Globe with the Cecil B. DeMille award.
The honourary title is conferred on a Hollywood figure who has contributed much to the entertainment industry, be it film or television. Fonda’s turn to receive the lifetime mention follows her six decades long career that has netted two Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and an AFI Life Achievement Award.
Aside a remarkable career in Hollywood, Fonda is a well-established political activist and feminist icon. She has been a part of the feminist movement since the 70s. In between her activist duties, Fonda has been arrested several times, but still pushes to impact change regardless. She currently leads Fire Drill Fridays as part of a national movement to raise awareness about climate crisis.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association takes great pride in bestowing the 2021 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Jane Fonda,” said HFPA President Ali Sar in a statement. “For more than five decades, Jane’s breadth of work has been anchored in her unrelenting activism, using her platform to address some of the most important social issues of our time. Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition, and while her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained. We are honoured to celebrate her achievements at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.”
Incorporated into the Golden Globe ceremony since 1952, recent recipients include; Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Sophia Loren, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Sean Connery.
The 2021 Golden Globe is slated to take place on February 28. The live telecast show is likely to take a different format this year, courtesy COVID-19.