Alan Alda is set to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.
The “M*A*S*H” star is the 55th recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor. He’ll get the award in January at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which airs live on TNT and TBS.
The SAG Life Achievement Award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” per the union. Nominated and voted on by members of the SAG-AFTRA National Honors and Tributes Committee, the Life Achievement Award is given to a well-established performer who has contributed to improving the image of the acting profession and has a history of active involvement in humanitarian and public service endeavors.
Alda is also known for his work on TV’s “The West Wing” and “The Blacklist,” as well as in movies like “Bridge of Spies” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
“It is an honor and privilege to announce that our SAG Life Achievement Award will be presented to the fabulous Alan Alda,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “He is an artist whose body of work is a testament to the craft and the magic of our business. His ability to make us laugh, to think and to feel is extraordinary. From theater to television, movies, and new media Alan’s dedication and talent are exceeded only by his contributions to a just and caring society.”
The SAG Awards air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 8/7c.