Carol Burnett to receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award

Posted Jul 20, 2015 by Tim O'Brien
It has been announced that Carol Burnett will receive the 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award. The announcement was made today (July 20).
Carol Burnett to be honored
Carol Burnett to be honored
Burnett, who hosted the last highly-rated variety show on television, will be honored at the 52nd Annual Accolade. It will be presented during the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards have only been on the air for 22 years.
“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," SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said, in a release.
The "Gone With the Wind" parody is widely known and loved and is shown in the commercial touting the show on DVD. In fact, that DVDs sold more than four million copies in six months. Plus, that dress used in the the parody scene is in the Smithsonian. The “lost episodes” of "The Carol Burnett Show" will be available in August 2015.
Howard added, "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 Carol Burnett Show" was watched by 30 million a week in its prime. She is in the process of writing another book titled "In the Sandbox." It is scheduled to be released in November 2016.
Burnett will be honored on Jan. 30, 2016 when the SAG Awards air on TNT and TBS. Nominations will be Dec. 9.