Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Norman Lear Joins Jane Fonda as Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree


The great producer-writer-philanthropist Norman Lear will receive the Carol Burnett Award from the Golden Globes next month.

Lear, 98, joins Jane Fonda as one of the Globes’ two Lifetime Achievement winners this year. Maybe it’s a real sign of the times. These are the two most liberal Hollywood eminences. It’s a great rebuke to the last four miserable years.

Norman, like Jane, is a force of nature. We all know his TV credits from “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” to “Maude” and “One Day at a Time.” He’s made many fortunes. But he’s used his money and time and wisdom to do great things for the world. His People for the American Way has been a philanthropic giant for smart causes.

I can’t believe the Hollywood Foreign Press Association waited this long to give him an award. Like Dick van Dyke and the Kennedy Center– he’s 95 — they really rolled the dice on this one. But Norman and Jane will give amazing speeches, and I’ll be at home giving them standing ovations!

The Globes are on NBC February 28th. We’ll hear the nominations for their awards on February 3rd.

PS I never do this, but Leah Sydney took this picture of me with Norman last year in Los Angeles. It’s pretty nice.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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