– 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.