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Golden Globes Creates New Lifetime Achievement Honor for TV

The award will be equivalent to the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film.

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    The Golden Globe Awards has created a new lifetime achievement honor to recognize top names in the television industry.

    Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna announced the award Thursday morning before nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globes were revealed at the Beverly Hilton. She says the award will be equivalent to the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film.

    Tatna says the new annual award will "honor TV's biggest names and brightest talents" and was created to reflect what she called a new "golden age of television." She says honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments and influence on the industry.

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    No details on who the award would be named after, or who its inaugural recipient will be, were released Thursday. Tatna says the recipient will be revealed in the coming days.

    The HFPA has not yet announced its recipient of the DeMille award. Last year the honor went to Oprah Winfrey, who delivered a rousing speech that was a highlight of Hollywood's awards season.

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    (Published Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)