Out TV impresario Ryan Murphy will receive the Carol Burnett Award at next month’s 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) made the announcement today.
“Ryan Murphy not only continues to enthrall audiences with his work on some of the most thrilling and exciting series of the century, but also continues to inspire all with his work off the screen,” HFPA President Helen Hoehne said in a press release. “His work and storytelling ability throughout different film and television genres have led to highly acclaimed achievements and awards.”
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Recipients of the Carol Burnett Award are selected by the HFPA’s board of directors. The award honors industry luminaries whose body of work in television has had a lasting impact on both the industry and audiences. The award was inaugurated in 2019 when it was bestowed upon its namesake, Carol Burnett. Ellen DeGeneres and Norman Lear have also received the award.
Murphy, of course, is the creator of shows like Glee, American Horror Story, and Pose. His most recent series for Netflix, Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was the source of much scrutiny and controversy when it premiered in September. Some viewers felt the series romanticized the notorious serial killer and exploited the families of his victims. Netflix removed its “LGBTQ+” tag from the show after subscriber backlash to the categorization.
Nonetheless, Dahmer is up for four awards at the 2023 Golden Globes, which will return to NBC on January 10 after the network declined to air the ceremony last year in the wake of major revelations about misconduct and lack of diversity within the HFPA.