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Tom Hanks will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to renowned actor, writer, director, producer, and communicator Alan Alda

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Tom Hanks will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to renowned actor, writer, director, producer, and communicator Alan Alda during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishmentis the union's top accolade at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession," the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Alda’s exceptional catalog of pre-eminent industry and public honors. His career has earned him induction into the Television Hall of Fame, an Oscar® nomination, six Emmys® (plus an International Emmy® Special Founder's Award and 29 additional Emmy® nominations), four SAG Award® nominations, six Golden Globes®, four DGA Awards (including the D. W. Griffith Award), the WGA’s Valentine Davis Award, three Tony Award® nominations and more. In fact, he is one of only six people to receive Oscar®, Tony® and Emmy® nominations in the same year. This abbreviated list doesn’t even mention his numerous honors from the scientific community, including most recently the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal.

“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.”

Setting Records in Television History
Alda is indelibly linked to his 11 seasons as Dr. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, which debuted in 1972. His work on the comedic drama set in the Korean War made him the only person to win acting, directing and writing Emmys® for the same series. M*A*S*H became a ratings juggernaut, and remains popular with old and new audiences on streaming services and DVD. In addition to his starring role, Alda directed and co-wrote its feature-length final episode in 1983, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.” That episode still ranks in the top ten list of most-watched programs in the U.S., bested only by Super Bowls: when it originally aired, over 70 percent of all televisions in the country tuned in.
In 2004, Alda joined the sixth season of the Peabody Award winning The West Wing as Senator Arnold Vinick. He received an Emmy® for his performance in that role, which he portrayed throughout the critically acclaimed show’s finale 28 episodes later.

Alda made his first major foray into nonfiction between those two series. He was invited to take over as the host of Scientific American Frontiers in 1993 and continued with what became Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers until the PBS show ended in 2005. Alda broke the mold by actively helping scientists communicate their work to viewers on a personal level, chipping away at the jargon and specialized knowledge until he – and therefore the viewer – could understand.

Throughout his television career Alda has also been in demand for guest roles, starting with a cameo on The Phil Silvers Show in 1958 and continuing to the present day in shows including ER, 30 Rock, The Blacklist (for which Alda received an Emmy® nomination), The Big C, Horace and Pete, The Good Fight and, most recently, Ray Donovan.


Film Roles
Alda landed his first movie role in 1963’s Gone Are the Days!, which starred the legendary Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (both of whom preceded Alda as SAG Life Achievement Award recipients). He went on to show his range in dozens of additional movies, including his Oscar® nominated role as Senator Ralph Owen Brewster in 2004’s The Aviator.
Among Alda’s many other films are Bridge of Spies (2015, Best Picture Oscar winner), The Longest Ride (2015), Wanderlust (2012), Tower Heist (2011), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Neil Simon’s California Suite (1978), Same Time, Next Year (1978), The Mephisto Waltz (1971) and Paper Lion (1968). He also starred in and wrote The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), and starred in, wrote and directed A New Life (1988), Sweet Liberty (1986) and The Four Seasons (1981).


But he’s not resting on his laurels. Alda will next be seen in the as-yet untitled Noah Baumbach project starring Scarlett Johansen and Adam Driver.


Starting his career on the Stage
Alda began his acting career on stage in improvisational theater and the Cleveland Play House acting company, but was soon working on Broadway. In 1962 he was in Purlie Victorious as Charley Cotchipee (a role he reprised in the movie version, Gone Are the Days!). By 1964 he was starring as F. Sherman (Felix, the “Owl”) in The Owl and The Pussycat. Alda’s first professional award came just two years later, when his tripartite role performance earned a Tony® nomination as Best Actor in a Musical for the Mike Nichols-directed The Apple Tree.


Two additional Tony® nominations followed, one for the title role in Jake’s Women and the other for Shelly Levene in Glengarry Glen Ross. Alda most recently was seen on stage starring in the 2014 revival of Love Letters opposite Candice Bergen.


Communication and Connections
Like all actors, Alda is passionate about communicating truths and making human connections, but in his case this drive has taken him beyond the parameters of his profession. He has written three best-selling books, and helped found the nonprofit Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in New York, which has trained over 12,000 scientists and medical professionals in this country and abroad. He also recently launched Alda Communications Training, the proceeds of which support the Center for Communicating Science.


His most recent venture is the Clear and Vivid™ podcast series, in which Alda interviews prominent people who are experts at influencing and relating to others. His unpredictable guest list has included Isabella Rossellini, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, Tina Fey, novelist Ann Patchett, opera star Renée Fleming, and even television personality Judge Judy.

Tom Hanks

It was 25 years ago that a rapt audience burst into applause and cheers when Tom Hanks accepted the first-ever SAG Award for Male Lead, in recognition of his outstanding performance in Forrest Gump. During his acceptance speech, Hanks proudly held up his Screen Actors Guild card and said, “I got mine for the pilot of Bosom Buddies. My wife [Rita Wilson] got hers for playing a cheerleader on The Brady Bunch. We’ve all got our wonderful stories and our wonderful memories that are connected with this.”
Hanks received a second SAG Award the following year as member of the cast of Apollo 13 and has received five additional Actor® nominations. He holds two Best Actor Academy Awards® (Forrest Gump, 1994; Philadelphia, 1993) plus three additional Oscar nominations, as well as four Golden Globes plus five additional nominations. He was most recently seen starring in Spielberg’s 2017 political thriller The Post, which was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. His next on-screen performance will be in Greyhound, a nautical war drama for which Hanks starred, produced and wrote the screenplay (based on the C.S. Forester novel The Good Shepherd). After that, Hanks will be seen as the beloved television icon Mr. (Fred) Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and he will be heard reprising his role as Woody in the animated Toy Story 4.
Most of Hanks’ work in television is as a producer or executive producer, for which he has seven Emmys® and eight additional nominations; his ninth Emmy nomination was for his guest appearance hosting Saturday Night Live (1975).
His work has earned Hanks the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Kennedy Center Honor.


About the Life Achievement Award
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.

The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,  will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET)/ 5 p.m. (PT).



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