New Golden Globes honour will be named after Carol Burnett
FILE - In this March 10, 2016, file photo, comedian-actress Carol Burnett appears at the 2016 Texas Film Awards at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas. The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next monthâ€™s telecast and name it after its first recipient, comedic icon Burnett. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:54AM EST
NEW YORK -- The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient -- comedic icon Carol Burnett.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Carol Burnett Award -- the small-screen version of the group's film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award -- will annually honour someone "who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen."
The first Carol Burnett Award will, fittingly, go to Burnett, a five-time Golden Globe winner who was the first woman to host a variety sketch show, "The Carol Burnett Show."
In a statement, association President Meher Tatna said: "We are profoundly grateful for her contributions to the entertainment industry and honoured to celebrate her legacy forever at the Golden Globes."