Field will receive the homage award for the 58th time, joining the likes of recent awardees Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Alan Alda, and Morgan Freeman.
She has a long-lasting career because she is genuine in her acting and consistently exudes likeability and humanity; people just relate to her. That helps explain why she has maintained her enormous fan base and extraordinarily rich and layered career “SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher made a statement. “Sally is a huge star with the work ethic of an actor: simply keep doing the work, and be the best you can. Every stage of an actor’s life brings different opportunities, and you just need to keep working. Sally does not stop and we hope she never does.”
Field, 76, has won two Oscars (for “Norma Rae” and “Places in the Heart”) and three Emmys (“Sybil,” “ER,” “Brothers & Sisters”). She received the National Medal of Arts in 2015 and the Kennedy Center Honor in 2019. Her recent credits include playing Jessie Buss on “Winning Time” and the 2015 film “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” She co-stars in the upcoming “80 for Brady.”
The SAG Awards will take place Feb. 26 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles and be livestreamed on Netflix’s YouTube channel.