Sally Field will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Field is the 58th recipient of the guild’s highest honor, which has previously been given to the likes of Betty White, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and his “80 for Brady” co-stars Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin.
“Sally is an amazing actor with a great range and an uncanny ability to embody any character,” said Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA president. “He’s had an enduring career because he’s authentic in his performance and always projects likability and humanity – he just connects. That’s why he’s maintained his massive fandom and incredibly rich and layered career. Sally is a massive star with the ethos of a working actor. – Just get on with the job, be the best you can be.”
Awarded annually to an actor who lives up to “the highest ideals of the acting profession,” Field has been an acclaimed performer for more than six decades. Her accolades include two Oscars for best actress – “Norma Rae” and “Place of the Heart” – a SAG Award for ABC’s drama “Brothers and Sisters” and three individual Emmys.
She first won over viewers as a spunky California teenager in the TV series “Gidget” before cementing her stardom in “The Flying Nun.” After her two Oscar wins, she tackled memorable supporting roles in “Steel Magnolias” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Forrest Gump, and as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for which she received a supporting actress nomination.
In addition to her scene-stealing role in the upcoming comedy “80 for Brady,” Field recently appeared in director Michael Showalter’s drama “Spoiler Alert.”
Nominated and voted on by members of the SAG-AFTRA National Honors and Tributes Committee, the Life Achievement Award is given for outstanding achievement in upholding the best ideals of the acting profession. The recipient of this award is an established performer who has contributed to improving the image of the acting profession and has a history of active participation in humanitarian and public service endeavors.
The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Netflix’s YouTube channel on Sunday, February 26 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.