Creative Arts Emmys: Norman Lear Tops Own Record as Oldest Emmys Winner Ever

Norman Lear attends the book release and signing of "Declare Yourself" 2008 - Getty-H 2020
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Norman Lear

Executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience,' featured performances from holiday-themed episodes of 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times.'

Norman Lear was recognized with a win during the second night of 2020's virtual Creative Arts Emmys on Tuesday for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times.

At 98, Lear surpassed his own record, set in 2019, as the oldest Emmy winner ever.

Executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, the live special features performances from holiday-themed episodes of Lear's hit sitcoms: All in the Family, which ran for nine seasons from 1971 - 79; and Good Times, which ran for six seasons on CBS, also ending in 1979.

Lear, a veteran writer and producer who has been active in television since 1950, was the recipient of four Emmys for All in the Family during its run.

He was honored by the Television Academy with a Hall of Fame induction in 1984.

The Television academy is handing out its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over five nights, with awards presented in categories including writing, directing, sound editing and mixing, costumes, lighting, cinematography and guest performances.