The legendary actor, also fittingly known as ‘The Voice of God,’ has received a well-deserved honor at the SAG Awards! Morgan Freeman took the prestigious Life Achievement Award!
What made it even more notable was the fact that Rita Moreno, to whom he presented the same honor five years ago, was the one to announce his award this time around.
The two are even great friends, and this became very apparent through Freeman’s acceptance speech.
‘You have no idea how long I’ve had to put up with that,’ the 80-year-old actor told the audience jokingly after Moreno made fun of the hat he was wearing.
‘These moments in one’s life call for an entire litany of thank yous usually. I cannot do that because I do not know all of your names, so I will not try. I do have to thank SAG-AFTRA for this big honor.’
He then went on to mention his business partner, family, and Rita, his other half.
‘This is beyond an honor. It’s a place in history.’
He even mentioned the Time’s Up movement by pointing out that his statue, ‘works from the back. From the front, it is gender specific. Maybe I started something.’
As fans may remember, this is not the first SAG Award the man won.
Back in 2005, he got one for his role in Million Dollar Baby.
He and the rest of the cast were also nominated that same year.
Later on, in 2010 he received the same honor for the film Invictus and before those two instances, in 1995 for The Shawshank Redemption.
During his successful acting career, that interestingly enough started when he was already 50, he was also awarded two Golden Globes and one Oscar.
Congratulations Morgan Freeman for the well-deserved honor!