Lily Tomlin to Get ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award

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The honor will be presented Feb. 26 at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards.

Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards, Feb. 26 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

“Lily Tomlin is being recognized for an exceptional career that dates back to Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In and led her to become one of America’s foremost performers across an ever-changing range of media — television, movies, theater, animation and video,” awards committee chair Henri Bollinger said Monday in a statement.

Her memorable Laugh-In characters included Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the devilish 6-year-old. This year Tomlin was nominated for two Golden Globes — lead actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s Gracie and Frankie and lead actress in a comedy film for Sony Pictures Classics' Grandma.

The actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), and her film credits also include 9 to 5 (1980), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) and the film adaptation of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1991).

“Lily Tomlin is a national treasure," said ICG president Steven Poster. "She has brought laughter and tears to generations, and I’m delighted that she continues to do so with her unique flair."

Jan. 25, 9:52 a.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the awards were being held on Jan. 26. THR regrets the error.

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