Ellen DeGeneres will be celebrated at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards by receiving the Carol Burnett Award. As explained by People, this award celebrates the highest level of achievement in television, on or off screen.
On honoring Ellen, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Lorenzo Soria, says, “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.” He adds, “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.”
Ellen will be the second entertainer who has ever received the award. Carol Burnett was the first honoree in 2019.
The Golden Globe Awards will be on January 5, 2020.