HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Daytime talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, 61, will receive honors at the 77th Golden Globes Awards for her lifetime contributions to entertainment media. The news was announced in a press release by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Monday, November 4..
DeGeneres will be presented with the “The Carol Burnett Award” which is chosen annually by the HFPA board staff in recognition of a star with “Outstanding contributions to the television media on or off screen.” The actress and comedian is scheduled to receive the honors during the January 5, 2020 ceremony.
DeGeneres is best known for her Emmy-winning talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which debuted on September 8, 2003. The star also hosts’ “Ellen’s Games of Games” and “Little Big Shots,” which was co-created and produced with Steve Harvey.
Throughout her career she’s partnered with many charitable organizations that assist families, animals and disaster relief victims. Some charities include “The Gentle Barn” and “Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.” She is known to give random acts of kindness to fans and people in need through various spectrums, such as material objects, financial prizes, and/or a chance to debut talents on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
DeGeneres is longtime activist in the LGBTQ community. In 2016, she was given the highest civilian medal by Former President Barack Obama for her influence and voice in the gay rights movement.