Ellen DeGeneres to be present with the Carol Burnett Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards
Ellen DeGeneres is set to be honored with the second Carol Burnett Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards which will take place on January 5, 2020.
The Carol Burnett Award is presented to someone who has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on and/or off the screen. It is the TV equivalent to its film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The award was first introduced last year at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards and was given to Carol Burnett.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “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.”
DeGeneres was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2016 and was also presented with the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in October 2012.