Jane Fonda and Norman Lear to Receive Honorary Awards at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28th | Festivals & Awards


Fonda is a two-time Oscar-winning actress for 1971’s “Klute” and 1978’s “Coming Home,” a New York Times bestselling author, producer, activist and fitness guru. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, fair wages for tipped workers and the environment. Demonstrating her commitment to preserving culture through the arts, Jane launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world. She is a seven-time Golden Globe winner, Honorary Palme d’Or honoree, 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award winner and the 2019 recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Excellence in Film Award as part of BAFTA’s Britannia Awards. 

Joe Fryer Interviews Jane Fonda and Norman Lear about What Inspires Them from RogerEbert.com on Vimeo.

Lear has had a dynamic career in television and film, and as a political and social activist and philanthropist. He is a World War II combat veteran, 2017 Kennedy Center Honoree, recipient of the National Medal of Arts in 1999, Peabody Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2016 and a proud member of the inaugural group of inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. He career in television has earned him six Primetime Emmy Awards, and began in 1950 when he wrote and produced programs such as “The Colgate Comedy Hour” and “The Martha Raye Show.” He subsequently co-founded Tandem Productions, where he took on roles as executive producer, writer and director for more than two decades.

Lear was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his script for “Divorce American Style.” In 1970, CBS signed with Tandem to produce “All in the Family,” which earned four Emmys for Best Comedy Series, as well as the Peabody Award in 1977. “All in the Family” was followed by a succession of other television hit shows that include “Maude,” “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” Lear’s shows were nominated for and won many Golden Globe Awards.

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