When the Golden Globe Awards airs on January 5, they will have a new award – the Carol Burnett Trophy for Special Achievement in Television.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the the 2020 winner of that award will go to television pioneer Ellen DeGeneres.

Presented for the first time at the 2019 awards, the trophy went to Burnett herself.

The HFPA said that the award will be presented to a person “who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”

Whether it be a sitcom, a game show, or as host of her multiple award winning show; DeGeneres has been captivating audiences for 25 years.


feature photo credit: By Peter Dutton from Forest Hills, Queens, USA – Golden Globe Awards, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5709910