'Good Wife's' Christine Baranski to Receive Banff Fest Tribute

"The Good Wife"
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"Good Wife" stars Christine Baranski (left) and Julianna Margulies are both nominated again this year.

The lifetime achievement award for the CBS drama star comes as the Canadian festival gets set to fete the U.S. network in June.

TORONTO -- The Good Wife star Christine Baranski is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Banff World Media Festival.

The career tribute for the CBS drama star comes as Banff gets set to fete the U.S. network at its upcoming June conference by having top series executives give master classes and handing CBS Corp. its inaugural company of distinction award.

Baranski will be on hand to accept her honor at the annual Rockie Awards Gala, while also participating in an informal one-on-one interview.

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Besides The Good Wife, Baranski’s movie credits include Mamma Mia, Chicago and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and her stage credits include a breakout performance in Tom Stoppard's Broadway comedy The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.

She also starred in Cybill for CBS, while also being seen on Frasier and The Big Bang Theory.

“Christine Baranski has celebrated an illustrious career that has spanned television, film and Broadway. We are so pleased to have her at Banff and look forward to honoring her with the lifetime achievement award for her incredible achievements”, said Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival, in a statement.