Five-time Golden Globe winner Carol Burnett will get a sixth trophy to put on her shelf — one with her name on it, twice over.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving its first-ever television special achievement award to the icon and also naming the award after her. Burnett will accept the award during the January 6 awards ceremony.
The Carol Burnett Award, as it will be known going forward, is the TV equivalent of the Globes’ movie-focused Cecil B. DeMille Award, which also carries the name of its first recipient, the legendary director DeMille.
Burnett is an acclaimed comedic and dramatic actress in television, film, and theater. Her most memorable shows include "Mama's Family" and "The Carol Burnett Show. The latter ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.
“For more than 50 years, comedy trailblazer Carol Burnett has been breaking barriers while making us laugh,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna.
“She was the first woman to host a variety sketch show, The Carol Burnett Show. She was also the first woman to win both the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors. And now we add another first to her running list: the first recipient – and namesake – of the new Golden Globe top honor for achievement in television, the Carol Burnett Award. We are profoundly grateful for her contributions to the entertainment industry and honored to celebrate her legacy forever at the Golden Globes.”