Morgan Freeman to receive 2018 SAG life achievement award

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2018 SAG life achievement award next January. Presented as a special tribute by the Screen Actors Guild, Freeman will be the 54th person recognized with the honor.

Freeman won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for the 2004 film “Million Dollar Baby.” His four other nominations were for “Street Smart” (1987), “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989), “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994), and “Invictus” (2009). While his first two Oscar bids predated the competitive SAG Awards, he contended for the latter three with the guild as well and won here prior to prevailing at the Oscars in 2004.

Throughout his career, he has already been given life achievement awards from the American Film Institute (2011) and Golden Globes (Cecil B. DeMille, 2012). He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008.

In addition to movies listed above, other major credits in his career have included “Lean on Me” (1989), “Glory” (1989), “Unforgiven” (1992), “Se7en” (1995), “Along Came a Spider” (2001), “Bruce Almighty” (2003), “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Bucket List” (2007), and “Going in Style” (2017).

Freeman joins a long line of distinguished SAG life achievement recipients. Recent honorees have included Lily Tomlin (2017), Carol Burnett (2016), Debbie Reynolds (2015), Rita Moreno (2014), Dick Van Dyke (2013), Mary Tyler Moore (2012), Ernest Borgnine (2011), Betty White (2010), James Earl Jones (2009), Charles Durning (2008), Julie Andrews (2007), Shirley Temple Black (2006), James Garner (2005), Karl Malden (2004), Clint Eastwood (2003), Edward Asner (2002), Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (2001), and Sidney Poitier (2000).

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