Carol Burnett to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at SAG

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  • KyleBailey
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    LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2015) – Carol Burnett
    comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has
    been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).
    Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting
    profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s
    exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which
    includes multiple Emmys®, a special Tony®, the Presidential Medal of
    Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for
    Humor.

    In
    making today’s announcement, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said,
    “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius.  She embodies
    the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating
    enduring and memorable characters. From her heartbreakingly hilarious
    Starlet O’Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss
    Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and
    thousands of comedic actors. She took risks as a performer and through
    her courage, encouraged fellow actors to try new things and always,
    always reach for the sky. Her innate love of actors led to the creation
    of an ensemble cast that made The Carol Burnett Show a masterpiece of variety programming.”

    The
    public and her peers treasure Carol Burnett for her comedic and
    dramatic roles on television, film and Broadway, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” and by Variety in 2011 as one of “The 25 Shows That Changed Television,” The Carol Burnett Show ran
    for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25
    Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television
    history.  

    An
    inductee into the Television Hall of Fame and the California Museum’s
    Hall of Fame, Burnett’s many accolades also include a Peabody Award, the
    Television Critics Association’s Career Achievement Award, five Golden
    Globe Awards, five American Comedy Awards, 12 People’s Choice Awards, an
    Ace Award, an Horatio Alger Award, both Crystal and Lucy Awards from
    Women in Film, the TV Land Legend Award, the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s
    Harvey Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, the City
    of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland Ave. and Selma
    directly adjacent to Hollywood High School, Burnett’s alma mater, Carol
    Burnett Square.

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    Nate
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    Yes! First great Kennedy Center Honors picks, and now this! I’m prepared to be disappointed for some lifetime achievement award recipient at some point, but not today! Please, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence to open and Jane Lynch to make the actual presentation!

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    smurty11
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    I bet Tina Fey/Amy Poehler will be the ones giving her the award

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    Will
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    Huge congratulations!

    What a fantastic choice! Ms. Burnett is now a third consecutive female recipient of SAG Life Achievement Award.

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    Atypical
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    Great choice!

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    dsps84
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    Finally! Surprised they haven’t chosen her already.

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    24Emmy
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    Excellent choice! I like that they’re honoring a lot of TV legends in recent years. Get Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence to present.

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