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New Golden Globes Honor Will Be Named After Carol Burnett

Voice of America
12 Dec 2018, 04:05 GMT+10

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 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.'

In a statement, association President Meher Tatna said: 'We are profoundly grateful for her contributions to the entertainment industry and honored to celebrate her legacy forever at the Golden Globes.'

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