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
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
In addition to her work on TV,
The Globes are making another change this year: the actual award has been redesigned to be taller and heavier. The new design is two pounds heavier and nearly an inch taller and replaces the previous version's marble base with an all-metal design. The iconic design of a globe wrapped in a film strip remains at the top.
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press