Daytime is coming to the Golden Globes. On January 5, 2020, talk show titan Ellen DeGeneres will receive the second-ever Carol Burnett Award. The prize is"presented to someone who has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on and/or off the screen," according to Deadline.
Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said in a statement:
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award. 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. 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.”
Last year's recipient -and the award's namesake - was TV legend Carol Burnett. The comedian and soap fan famously snagged a guest role as Verla Grubbs on All My Children in the 1980s. The ABC sudser played an integral role in her small-screen watching experience up until its 2011 demise.