Sunday, May 26, 2024

Mary Tyler Moore Gets SAG Lifetime Achievement Award


Everyone loves Mary Tyler Moore, so it’s no shock: the beloved TV star will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award this January. Mary, of course, has many Emmy awards and nominations for her own show and of course “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and a 1981 Oscar nomination for “Ordinary People.” (She lost to Sissy Spacek, for “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”) It’s great that Mary’s getting the SAG award, although I did think that this award was more for character actors, long time vets who’d never actually gotten an award. For example, Mary’s cast mates on her old show, Betty White and Ed Asner, got the SAG in the last few years. But what the heck–Mary deserves all good things…

…Other awards news from yesterday: Warren Beatty is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award from BAFTA/LA on November 30th. Warren is getting ready to launch his Howard Hughes movie, and is allegedly casting it now. One of Hollywood’s smartest guys, Beatty has an Oscar for Best Director of “Reds,” and many other accolades…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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