The luminous and absolutely fantastic comic actress Betty White was on hand at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA to collect her Lifetime Achievement Award at The Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. As you may recall, we learned earlier this month that White was selected last year to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and last night was her big night. Here are a couple photos of SAG nominee (and winner) Sandra Bullock presenting Ms. Betty White with her award trophy during the show last night:
Betty White accepted a lifetime achievement award at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with the wit and grace that have punctuated her six-decade career. White was the guest-of-honor at a gathering of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses. She walked the red carpet and was treated to lavish praise by her peers. She reflected on her career, which included roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and several film appearances. “Seventy-one years ago when I sang on an experiment thing and it was called television, who would have dreamed it would culminate in an evening like this,” White said after accepting her award. She joked backstage that all the attention was going to go to her head. “I’m not going to be fit to live with the next few years.” White, 88, accepted the award from Sandra Bullock after a lengthy montage of White’s work. The pair then exchanged quips. Bullock joked that she finds White annoying, to which White shot back, “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?” White had only praise for Bullock backstage. “She’s the epitome of what a movie star should be,” White said. “She’s not only gorgeous and talented, but she’s also the most down-to-earth human being.” Bullock and White recently costarred in “The Proposal,” the latest but not last act in a storied film and television career. White spoke on the red carpet before the awards show of her upcoming film, “You Again,” which is slated for release later this year. “I was only 88 last Sunday, so I have lots more stuff to do,” she said Saturday.
Betty White is a NATIONAL TREASURE and we are very lucky to have her. She has provided countless hours of entertainment over her long career and will forever hold a special place in heart as a result of her storied career. Of course, I love her most on The Golden Girls which also starred the late Estelle Getty, the late Bea Arthur and the ailing Rue McClanahan (get better soon, RUE!) but watching the montage of Betty‘s accomplishments in Hollywood as shown during the SAG Awards last night, I really realized what an amazing actress she has always been. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Betty posing with her Lifetime Achievement Award and watch video of her award presentation last night …
Betty White is a champion of entertainment, unmatched by many of the younger comics and comediennes in Hollywood these days. The woman is a class act, a beautiful soul and one damn funny lady. Much, much love and congrats goes out to Betty White today on this achievement. Here’s hoping that the best is yet to come!!!
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