Williams was awarded his first accolade from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the 36th Golden Globe Awards, which took place on January 27, 1979. Williams beat out fellow comedians John Ritter (Three's Company), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), and Judd Hirsch (Taxi). "Though that year's ceremony was not broadcast on TV, the Los Angeles Times reported that Robin accepted his trophy 'by turning to the audience and grabbing himself.'" At the time, Mork and Mindy was number one in the Nielsen ratings, reaching almost twenty-six million homes across America.
Component parts of award are slightly loose, but firmly holding, base of globe has 3/4 inch crack, a few minor cracks to plaque, a few flakes of paint missing. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.