What is the Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes? Who is Carol Burnett?

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: First-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, named after her, recipient actress Carol Burnett poses in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: First-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, named after her, recipient actress Carol Burnett poses in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /
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Another year, another awards show. The 2023 Golden Globes debuted on Jan. 10, 2023 and it was a great night for many movies, television shows, actors, directors, and more in the industry.

Some of those who were recognized include Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for best animated motion picture, Steven Spielberg for best director for the film The Fabelmans, Justin Hurwitz for his original score on Babylon, and many more.

Television writer, director, and producer Ryan Murphy was honored with a different award this year – the Carol Burnett Award. What is it exactly? Who is the person it’s named after We’ve got the answer for you below!

What is the Carol Burnett Award?

The Carol Burnett Award was created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to honor one person each year who has made a significant contribution to television on or off the screen, the Golden Globes website shares. Recipients are chosen based on their body of work and the lasting impact that work has had on the industry and audiences.

The award was created in 2018 and is named after Carol Burnett, who was the very first person to receive it at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. So who is Burnett?

Who is Carol Burnett?

Burnett is an actress, comedian, singer, and writer. She gained recognition thanks to the 1959 Broadway play Once Upon a Mattress. She first appeared on television on The Garry Moore Show. She’s perhaps best known for her comedy show, The Carol Burnett Show, because she was the first woman to host a show of that kind.

The celebrity has won a total of five Golden Globe Awards. Who else has received this recognition? Ellen DeGeneres (2020), Norman Lear (2021), and Ryan Murphy (2023). No one was given the award in 20222 because NBC didn’t broadcast the awards show following a HFPA boycott.

The Golden Globes 2023 awards show is currently streaming on Peacock.

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