2005 - Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom
2009 - The Smithsonian includes in the American History Museum's Kennedy Center Honors collection the costume Burnett wears in her parody of "Gone With the Wind", "Went With the Wind", a unique, one-of-a-kind, knock-off of Scarlett O'Hara's green velvet dress.
March 2010 - Autobiography, "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection" is released.
2011 - Receives a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection".
April 2013 - Book chronicling life, death and relationship with daughter Carrie, "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story" is released.