Sunday, January 24, 2010

Betty White receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG Awards, in my opinion, was the highlight of the evening! 88 and sharp as a whip! :))

The Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES - 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."


Anonymous said...

Love, love, love Betty. She was hilarious. I agree. She stole the show! K.

Mama Zen said...

I adore Betty White!

i beati said...

By far the best acceptance of the ages. I want to see that montage again!!I laughed so hard when Goeorge Clooney said he was glad she did not name names of guys she has had. hilarious.. She's ultimate class in every way and what an animal lover- That's where her fortune will go thank goodness.

Classy no notes omg what a woman and she was fall downn hilarious in the Proposal didn't you think??

I doubt I will see anyone touch that speech in my lifetime and to think I thought she was going to roll up and die when Allen Ludden did 40 years ago Joke's on me!! sk

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Yep, she was having a ball, K.! Playing with everyone; even the studs in the audience. What a hoot! :))

So do I, MZ! Her career had been nonstop since the 50's! And she received an award from Jane Goodall for her work with animals! Quite a woman!

You're so right, Sandy! I think she was heartbroken when he died, but she kept on going. She is a beautiful mind and soul! :))

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

p.s. Sandy. I wanted to post her speech on YouTube but it had been pulled by SAG, so no longer available! :((

ChaChaneen said...

I saw that Petra! She is just the best! Such CLASS, so lovely and full of grace! And her sense of humor is icing on the cake! What hollywood women of TODAY should strive for.

LarryG said...


petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Wholeheartedly agree, Janeen! :))

Isn't she adorable, Larry? :))

Dianne said...

Betty is a goddess!!!
I adore her