Dame Helen Mirren to Receive the 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dame Helen Mirren 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award

Dame Helen Mirren, one of the greatest actresses of all time, will finally win a reward covering her entire entertainment industry career. In just a few months, Mirren will receive the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award!

Dame Helen Mirren – One of the Greats

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Of course, over the years, 76-year-old Dame Helen Mirren has earned many accolades thanks to her numerous roles in TV, film, and on the stage. However, one coming next year might be the best ever: the 2021 Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) Life Achievement Award. SAG announced that Mirren would receive the role via a press release last week.

Soon enough, Mirren responded to the decision. “I am honored to have been chosen to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award,” Mirren’s own press release read. “Since I was a young actor starting out, I have always been inspired by and learned from American screen acting, so this award is particularly meaningful for me.”

The most surprising part? That it took this long for Mirren to win the award. After she’s starred in everything from The Queen and Hitchcock to The Long Good Friday and Caligula over her five-decade career. So it’s really no wonder the SAG Life Achievement Award will sit next to an Oscar, three Emmys, and a Tony Award, among many others. The win will also make Mirren the most decorated SAG award winner in history. In addition to the SAG Life Achievement Award, she also has 13 SAG Awards nominations, and five SAG Awards Actor wins.

And you’ll never believe who helped SAG make the decision…

The 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award

Dame Helen Mirren 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award
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In case you didn’t know, former The Nanny front runner, actress Fran Drescher, currently works as the SAG-AFTRA President. “Dame Helen Mirren is quite simply a brilliant and luminous talent,” Drescher said after the announcement. “Her work runs the gamut of characters from a not-so-retired CIA super-killer and a ruthless Russian spy handler to a Hungarian cleaning lady and the most exquisite [Queen] Elizabeth II…She has set the bar very high for all actors and, in role after role, she exceeds even her own extraordinary performances.”

Want to watch Dame Helen Mirren win the 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award and see what she has to say in person? Well, you can! Mirren will receive the iconic honor during the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. The ceremony will air live on both TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Check your local listing for the time!

Sources: MSN, NBC New York