Sag Awards Winners: Mary Tyler Moore Accepts Lifetime Achievement Honour


At last night's Screen Actors' Guild Awards, Mary Tyler Moore was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The actress received a standing ovation, as the award was presented to her by her former co-star Dick Van Dyke. According to the Washington Post, Van Dyke made mention of her life's achievements - not only as an Oscar-nominated actress, but as a dancer, a TV executive and for her humanitarian work.
Mary Tyler Moore was 23 when she started working on the DICk Van Dyke Show. Pausing on the red carpet to remember their days on-screen together, Van Dyke commented "She'd never done comedy before. I never saw somebody pick it up so fast" and added "I still have a crush on her." In her speech, Mary Tyler Moore spoke about having to change her name when she started out in showbusiness, as there were six other people named Mary Moore on the SAG register. "I was Mary Tyler Moore," she said in her acceptance speech "I spoke it out loud. Mary Tyler Moore. It sounded right. and tonight, after having the privilege of working in this business among the most creative and talented people imaginable, I too am happy, after all." Mary Tyler Moore joins a canon of respected actors and actresses such as Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn and James Garner in winning the award.
The Help was anther big winner at the SAG Awards, bringing home the Outstanding Performance By A Cast in a Motion Picture, as well as the Leading Female Actor award for Viola Davis and the Female Actor in a Supporting Role award for Octavia Spencer. Jean Dujardin surprised many by beating George Clooney and Brad Pitt to the Leading Actor gong for his role in The Artist.


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