Comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 53rd annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Feb. 26.
“Lily Tomlin is being recognized for an exceptional career that dates back to Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In and led her to become one of America’s foremost performers across an ever changing range of media – television, movies, theater, animation and video,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger.
This year she was nominated for two Golden Globes for lead actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s Gracie and Frankie and lead actress in a comedy film for the Sony Classics’ Grandma.
She has also received five Emmys, a Writers Guild award and a Screen Actors Guild award nomination.
Tomlin made her Broadway debut in 1977 with the hugely successful “Appearing Nitely,” written and directed by her partner Jane Wagner and adapted as both an album and an HBO special. Her next Broadway appearance was in “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe.”
She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Robert Altman’s Nashville, her film debut. Since then she has starred in dozens of movies, both drama and comedy and everything in-between, including 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, the film adaptation of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Woody Allen’s Shadows and Fog, Short Cuts, I Heart Huckabees and Pink Panther II.
“Lily Tomlin is a national treasure,” said ICG president Steven Poster, ASC. “She has brought laughter and tears to generations and I’m delighted that she continues to do so with her unique flair.”