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Norman Lear to Receive Carol Burnett Award at Golden Globes 2021

Norman Lear to Receive Carol Burnett Award at Golden Globes 2021

Norman Lear is being given a prestigious honor.

The 98-year-old television writer and producer will be presented with the Carol Burnett Award at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, producers announced on Thursday (January 28).

He will be the third-ever recipient and accept the honor during the telecast airing on Sunday, February 28 from 5-8 p.m. PT / 8-11 p.m. ET live on NBC.

Norman Lear is among the most prolific creators of this generation. His career has encompassed both the Golden Age and Streaming Era, throughout which his progressive approach addressing controversial topics through humor prompted a cultural shift that allowed social and political issues to be reflected in television. His work revolutionized the industry and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is honored to name him as the 2021 Carol Burnett Award recipient,” HFPA President Ali Sar said.

The Carol Burnett Award is presented annually to an honoree who has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on or off the screen. It is equivalent to its film accolade counterpart, the Cecil B. deMille Award. Previous recipients include Ellen DeGeneres (2020) and its namesake, Carol Burnett (2019).

Norman Lear‘s credits include All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, Good Times, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Find out who is receiving the Cecil B. deMille Award this year!

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