Lily Tomlin to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award
Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony, the organization announced Thursday. Previous honorees include Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore.
The award recognizes career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Tomlin will accept the prize during the SAG Awards, which will air Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.
Tomlin’s major credits include Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Murphy Brown, Nine to Five, Sesame Street, The Magic School Bus, The West Wing, and most recently, the film Grandma, as well as Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie. Tomlin is also an executive producer on Grace and Frankie, which she stars on alongside Jane Fonda.
The actress has received two Emmy nods for Grace and Frankie and won six for comedy specials Lily, The Lily Tomlin Special, and Lily: Sold Out. She’s also won a Tony for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, a Grammy for This Is a Recording, and nabbed an Oscar nomination for Nashville. Additionally, Tomlin’s comedy accomplishments have earned her the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which she was awarded with in 2003.
Tomlin is also known for supporting philanthropic organizations, particularly those focused on animal welfare, civil rights, health care, overcoming homelessness, and supporting the LGBTQ community.