What an honor!
Carol Burnett will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming SAG Awards on Jan. 30, the Screen Actors Guild announced via press release on Monday, July 20.
The 82-year-old actress will be the 52nd star to receive the coveted SAG honor, which recognizes individuals who exemplify the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the statement revealed.
Carol on The Carol Burnett Show in 1961.
“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,” SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said in the press release.
“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,” Howard continued.
Carol as Miss Hannigan in 1982’s Annie.
This latest statuette will join Carol’s collection of awards that include six Emmys and five Golden Globes, among other accolades from her impressive 60-year showbiz career.