Michael Moore to Honor Lily Tomlin With Lifetime Award at Traverse City Fest

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The legendary comic and actress will be feted at the Michigan event, which begins July 30.

Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival is set to honor Lily Tomlin with a lifetime achievement award.

The prize will be presented to Tomlin a year after her Grace & Frankie co-star Jane Fonda received the same honor in Traverse City, Michigan.

Tomlin has won eight Emmys; a Tony for her one-woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; another Tony for Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; and a Grammy for her 1971 comedy album This Is a Recording.

"We are thrilled to have Lily Tomlin join us on the 15th anniversary of our festival. As a native Detroiter, she helped to define American comedy in the 20th century,” said Moore, an Oscar-winning filmmaker and Traverse City Film Festival founder and president.

Tomlin will also participate in a keynote conversation with Moore and attend a festival screening of a documentary going behind the scenes of her Tony-winning play.

Tomlin got her start on TV's Laugh-In, followed by film roles in Robert Altman's Nashville and the feminist classic 9 to 5.

The 15th Traverse City Film Festival is set to run July 30-Aug. 4.