Hollywood union publicists have selected Lily Tomlin as the recipient of their lifetime achievement award.
She will be honored on Feb. 26 at the Beverly Hilton at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards.
“Lily Tomlin is a national treasure,” said Steven Poster, president of the guild. “She has brought laughter and tears to generations and I’m delighted that she continues to do so with her unique flair.”
Tomlin was nominated for a Golden Globe this year for lead actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” and lead actress in a comedy for Sony Classics’ “Grandma.”
“Lily Tomlin is being recognized for an exceptional career that dates back to ’Rowan & 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.
Tomlin won a Tony for “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe.” She was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress in Robert Altman’s “Nashville,” her film debut, and starred in “9 to 5,” “All of Me,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Shadows and Fog,” “Short Cuts” and “Flirting with Disaster.”
Tomlin has six Emmy Awards; she won the first in 1974 for writing and producing her own television special, “Lily.” She nabbed a Grammy for her 1972 comedy album “This Is a Recording” and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2014.