Fey, Poehler to present Burnett with life achievement award
Jan. 25, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A triumvirate of women in comedy is appearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards next week.
Producers announced Monday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the guild's Life Achievement Award to Carol Burnett at Saturday's ceremony in Los Angeles.
The prize is given annually to an actor who embodies the "finest ideals of the profession," including professional and humanitarian achievements.
Burnett's trophy shelf is already crowded with multiple Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for Humor and a Kennedy Center Honor. The 82-year-old entertainer joins previous SAG Life Achievement Award winners such as Elizabeth Taylor, George Burns, Sidney Poitier, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White and James Earl Jones.