Dolly Parton And Jane Fonda To Present Lily Tomlin With SAG Life Achievement Award

January 18, 2017
Screen Actors Guild Awards

Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda will present their "9 to 5" co-star Lily Tomlin with the SAG Life Achievement Award!

Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Lily's accepting SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade from her two long-time friends, a trio beloved as the co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit “9 to 5,” will be a highlight of the annual SAG Awards® ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT).

"9 to 5" is now number 74 on American Film Institute's list of “100 Funniest American Movies of All Time." When the film was shot, Jane and Lily were friends who had already received numerous honors for their acting achievements. It was Dolly’s first feature film role, but she was a veteran of live and television performances as herself, an award-winning musician and writer. She also wrote, performed and received dozens of awards for the movie’s title song which she composed by creating a rhythm with her fingernails.

The three legendary artists, each of whom has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, have remained close friends since that catalyst film. Jane and Lily joined forces again as stars and executive producers of the current Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” The success of the show led to both being honored this year with Actor® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, along with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for Tomlin. “Grace and Frankie” returns for its third season in May 2017.

When Dolly received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, Lily was on hand to present the honor. All three ladies have received multiple honors throughout their phenomenal careers including Jane's 2014 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.