New Golden Globes honor will be named af­ter Carol Bur­nett

The Standard Journal - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Mark Kennedy

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.

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Press As­so­ci­a­tion said that the Carol Bur­nett Award — the small-screen ver­sion of the group’s film coun­ter­part, the Ce­cil B. DeMille Award — will an­nu­ally honor 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,” which ran for 11 years and re­ceived 25 Emmy Awards.

The 85-year-old Bur­nett will be on hand to ac­cept her name­sake award dur­ing the Jan. 6 cer­e­mony, live on NBC.

In a state­ment, as­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Me­her Tatna hailed Bur­nett for break­ing bar­ri­ers while mak­ing us laugh. “We are pro­foundly grate­ful for her con­tri­bu­tions to the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try and hon­ored to cel­e­brate her legacy for­ever at the Golden Globes,” she said.

In ad­di­tion to her work on TV, the­ater and movies, Bur­nett has es­tab­lished sev­eral schol­ar­ships around the coun­try.

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