Norman LearThe man who brought Sanford & Son, The Jeffersons and All in the Family to American televisions is finally being recognized for his achievements in the entertainment industry.
On Thursday, January 28, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the 98-year-old screenwriter and producer will receive the Carol Burnett Award at the 2021 Golden Globes.
In a statement, the association noted Lear’s many accomplishments and contributions to Hollywood. “Norman Lear is one of the most productive creators of this generation,” said HFPA President Ali Sar. “His career spanned both the Golden Age and the Streaming Era, when his progressive approach to addressing controversial issues through humor sparked a cultural shift that made it possible to reflect social and political issues on television. His work revolutionized the industry and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association It is an honor to name him a 2021 Carol Burnett Award recipient. “
Former recipients of the award are Carol Burnett and Ellen DeGeneres.