Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG-AFTRA’s highest award — the SAG Life Achievement Award during its the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in 2018.
Freeman’s awards include: a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear, a Kennedy Center Honor and more.
“I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part. He is innovative, fearless and completely unbound by expectations. As a chauffeur, convicted murderer, boxing gym attendant, pimp or president, Morgan fully realized every character baring their souls and showcasing their humanity. It has been a privilege to see his genius at work,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in a release.
Freeman has gotten four SAG nominations. He received the SAG Awards Actor for his performance in the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby. He also won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and an Image Award for the film. He’s also received Best Actor nominations for the SAG Awards, Oscars and Golden Globes for The Shawshank Redemption.
Nominated and voted on by members of the SAG-AFTRA National Honors and Tributes Committee, “the Life Achievement Award is bestowed for outstanding achievement in fostering the best ideals of the acting profession. The recipient of this award is 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.”