The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the second annual Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement in television at the Golden Globes next year.
She’ll be awarded with the trophy at the live awards ceremony on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award,” said HFPA president Lorenzo Soria. “From her sitcoms, to stand-up, to becoming a household staple on daytime television, she is a pioneer who has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years with her undeniable charm and wit. In addition to her television success, she’s an advocate and philanthropist, lending her voice to those who don’t have one, and spreading kindness and joy through the power of her platform. We look forward to celebrating her achievements at this year’s ceremony.”
First awarded last year to its namesake, the Carol Burnett Award is designated annually to a person who “has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on or off the screen,” according to the HFPA. It serves as the equivalent to the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the world of film.
DeGeneres currently hosts the syndicated talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which has been renewed through 2022. The show has earned a total of 63 Daytime Emmy Awards, including a record 11 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.
Her other TV credits include her self-titled ABC comedy, which received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations during its run from 1994 to 1998, as well as a Peabody Award for the critically acclaimed “Puppy Episode” where her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.
DeGeneres’ other accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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