Lily Tomlin's acceptance speech highlight of the SAG's
Lily Tomlin made a hilarious speech at the recent SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards and thanked her longtime partner in the process.
The 77-year-old out actress was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG Awards this week.
Her illustrious career began in 1969 in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. In her 50 year career she was won numerous Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards.
Her latest television role in the hit series Frankie and Grace sees her playing Frankie, a new-age hippy who lives with her friend Grace (played by Jane Fonda). The two start living together after their husbands come out as gay and leave them for each other.
In her acceptance speech Tomlin thanked her life partner and collaborator of 42 years, Jane Wagner.
“My partner, Jane Wagner, is the woman whose shoulders I stand the tallest,” she said.
She also gave sage advice to up and coming actors, firstly telling them not to leave the house if they’re drunk and then adding:
“And if you’re already out there, well, you must learn to tell when you’ve had too much to drink.
“Listen to your friends when they stop talking to you and start talking about you. Saying things like, "Did she have a purse?”