LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin is that this yr’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards profession achievement honor.
The 82-year-old actor, comic and star of “Grace and Frankie” and “9 to 5” will obtain the glory on the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony, the group introduced Wednesday. The 20th anniversary digital occasion, hosted by Alan Cumming, shall be telecast on “Great Performances” on PBS on March 18 .
“We are thrilled to honor Lily Tomlin, a trailblazer whose six-decade career as an actress, comedian, writer and advocate continues to break through boundaries today,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins mentioned in a press release. “In her current role on ‘Grace and Frankie,’ in which she portrays issues of aging with respect, originality and hilarity, she continues to dismantle outdated stereotypes.”
Tomlin responded with the catchphrase of her youngster sketch character from TV’s “Laugh-In,” Edith Ann.
“There are so few grownups in the world. I am happy to be one. I feel I am not only a grownup, but I am mature for my age and that’s the truthhhhh!” Tomlin mentioned in assertion.
The AARP’s Movies for Grownups program champions motion pictures that resonate with viewers 50 and over, and fights ageism within the leisure business.
Tomlin, whose credit additionally embrace “Nashville,” “Short Cuts” and “The West Wing,“ is the winner of six Emmys, two Tonys, a Grammy, and a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.
Previous recipients of the award embrace Michael Douglas, Shirley MacLaine, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Annette Bening, Helen Mirren and Susan Sarandon.