Lily Tomlin to Receive 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award

The Grace and Frankie star will be the 53rd recipient of SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment

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Congrats to Lily Tomlin!

The Screen Actors Guild announced Thursday that Tomlin will be the 53rd recipient of the 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award.

“Lily Tomlin is an extraordinary actress, as equally adept at narrative drama as in comedy roles,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in making the announcement. “But it is through her many original characters that Lily’s creative genius fully shines. She has an ability to create diverse and distinct characters that are at once familiar, eccentric and oh so honest – in a way that illuminates life’s hidden corners.”

Tomlin, who currently stars opposite Jane Fonda in her Emmy-nominated role on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, is perhaps most well-known for her work on TV’s Laugh-In and on the big screen in Robert Altman’s Nashville, Jim Abraham’s Big Business and David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees

The SAG Life Achievement Award is a fitting honor for Tomlin, who has already received many awards for her performances and contributions to the industry such as: a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys, numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Grammy, a Writers Guild of America Award and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film.

The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET.

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