Lily Tomlin has another award to add to her collection. The Screen Actors Guild has revealed that the actress will be the next recipient of its Life Achievement Award, given in recognition of career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. In a statement released by the organization, Tomlin is described as “an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing.” Those talents have also garnered Tomlin a slew of other recognitions throughout her career, including several Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys and one Grammy award, as well as Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. She’s certainly no stranger to award ceremonies.
Tomlin recently starred in the indie drama “Grandma,” widely released last summer. At a screening for the movie, her costars shared nothing but praise for the seasoned actress. “She’s so brilliant and special,” Jennifer Garner told WWD at the time, while Laverne Cox summed Tomlin up as “a dope ass chick in her 70s who deserves an Oscar.” Tomlin also stars in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” with Jane Fonda; the show has been renewed for a third season.
The 23rd annual SAG Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 29. Carol Burnett received the SAG Life Achievement Award this year.