Norman Lear has been tabbed to receive the Carol Burnett Award at this year's Golden Globe Awards (2021).
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards is Feb. 28.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Ali Sar, noted in a release: “Norman Lear is among the most prolific creators of this generation. His career has spanned the Golden Age and the streaming era. 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.”
Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. De Mille Award.
BEFORE: Full press release from HFPA - Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the awards timetable for the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler:
The February 28, 2021 ceremony will air live coast to coast 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Nominations will be unveiled February 3, 2021;
Eligibility Period for Motion Pictures Extended to February 28, 2021
The additional temporary adjustment to motion picture eligibility requirements is due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic. The eligibility period for English-language and foreign-language motion pictures has been extended to include motion pictures released through February 28, 2021. Television programs will continue to be subject to the December 31, 2020 awards eligibility year-end date, with television programs first released in 2021 being eligible for the 2022 Golden Globes. The deadline to submit both film and television entries for Golden Globe award consideration is November 30, 2020.
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From HFPA press release
The HFPA, dick clark productions and NBC look forward to the 2021 Golden Globes and celebrating the accomplishments of the film and television community. We are excited to announce the 78th annual Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by the dynamic Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The ceremony will air live coast to coast 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide. “Hollywood’s Party of the Year” is one of the biggest nights on the calendar for live viewing and the most-watched Award show that combines the honorees of both film and television. The 2020 Golden Globe Awards telecast averaged a 4.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
To accommodate both domestic and international film and television productions, the HFPA will provide further guidance around eligibility, voting period, and revised nominations announcement timing in the coming weeks. - From HFPA