Sally Field will receive the 2023 SAG Life Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Feb. 26.
The award is given annually to an actor who demonstrates the ‘best ideals of the acting profession’. A two-time Academy Award winner, Field has also received a SAG Award, three Emmys, two BAFTA Awards, the New York Film Critics Prize, the National Board of Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and the National Society of Film. Honoring critics, among many more.
In 2012, the actress was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. In addition, she received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2019.
Her career credits include Places in the Heart, Norma Rae, Lincoln, Smokey and the Bandit, Absence of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, An Eye for an Eye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hooper, Stay Hungry and Hello, my name is Doris, among many others. She last starred in Michael Showalter’s Spoiler alert and will be the next star 80 for Brady alongside Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Rita Moreno.
The actress also has numerous TV and theater credits to her name: On the TV side, she starred in The Flying Nun, Sybil, ER, Brothers & Sisters, Winning Time, Maniac and Shipments from elsewhere. In theatre, she made her Broadway debut in Edward Albee’s The goat and also played The glass menagerie and All my sons.
“Sally is an amazing actor with tremendous range and an uncanny ability to embody any character. I enjoyed watching her early career as she portrayed Gidget and the Flying Nun and then, in increasingly challenging roles, as Sybil and Norma Rae. She never ceased to be extraordinary, not even as recently as winning time in which she was simply sublime as Jessie Buss,” SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said in a statement. “She has a sustainable career because she is authentic in her performance and always exudes sympathy and humanity – she just connects. That’s part of why she’s maintained her huge fandom and incredibly rich and layered career. Sally is a huge star with the ethos of a working actor – just keep doing the job and be the best you can be. Each stage of an actor’s life brings different opportunities, and you just have to keep working. Sally is not stopping and we hope she never will.”
The 2023 SAG Awards will take place at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California and will be broadcast live on Netflix’s YouTube channel.