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Oprah to receive top honour at the 2018 Golden Globes

AWARD: Oprah Winfrey

THE GOLDEN Globes have announced that Oprah Winfrey will be the next recipient of the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award.

Golden Globes head Meher Tatna said: "For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades."

Oprah's honour was announced by actor Morgan Freeman - who won the same prize in 2012. She will receive her award in January's, at the LA award ceremony.

Tatna described Oprah as "one of the most influential women of our time" and as a "global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress", adding: "She has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today."

The prize is presented annually at the Golden Globes ceremony, recognising "a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment".

Previous DeMille award winners include last year's recipient, Meryl Streep, along with Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Sidney Poitier and Martin Scorsese.

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