Carol Burnett Is Getting the Fancy New Golden Globes TV Award, Which Is Also Named After Her

Who would have thought! Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Congrats to the inaugural winner of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s new Carol Burnett Award, who also happens to be Carol Burnett. After announcing plans for a special new award to honor achievement in television before releasing the 2019 Golden Globes nominations last week, the association has revealed the details of how the new award works. The first Carol Burnett Award will be given to its namesake, the legendary comedian and star of the Carol Burnett Show, Carol Burnett, at the Globes ceremony on January 6. It’s something of a counterpart to the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is typically given for achievement in film. Future Carol Burnett Award recipients who are not Burnett herself “will be chosen based on their body of work and the lasting impact that their television career achievements have had on both the industry and audiences.”

Carol Burnett Will Get the New Golden Globes TV Award