The Screen Actors Guild has been around for decades, and has presented its annual awards for film and television, called The Actor, since 1995. But SAG’s Life Achievement Award has been bestowed every year since 1963, recognizing not just movie stars, or TV stars, but people who has made a real impact on our cultural heritage — people like Bob Hope, James Earl Jones, Betty White and Carol Burnett. Well, add to that list the great Lily Tomlin.
The Oscar nominee, and multiple Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy winner, will receive the guild’s 53rd annual Life Achievement Award at a ceremony next January, airing on TNT. It’s like the out actress and comedian, now 76, could also be a competitive nominee for her role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.