This morning the Screen Actors Guild announced Rita Moreno will receive the 2014 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The Life Achievement Award Recipient is nominated and voted on by the Guild’s National Honors and Tributes Committee and Moreno will be the 50th recipient of the award following recent honorees including Ernest Borgnine, Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke last year.
Moreno is a member of the EGOT family having won her first of two Emmys in 1977 for one of her many guest appearances on The Muppet Show, a Grammy in 1972 for her work on “The Electric Company Album”, an Oscar in 1962 for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story and a Tony in 1975 for her performance as Googie Gomez in Broadway’s “The Ritz”.
Her voice will be heard again in 2014 as she voices one of the characters in Fox’s upcoming sequel Rio 2.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be handed out at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014. You can browse past SAG winners in my award archives right here.