Based on a recent report published by Reuters, Dick Van Dyke will receive the SAG life achievement award during a special ceremony in January, next year. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists took the decision to award him because he is “an enormously talented performer”.
Dick Van Dyke’s contribution to the television industry will finally be acknowledged next January when the 86-year-old actor will receive the biggest award offered by Screen Actors Guild, that is, the Life Achievement Award. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the co-president of the Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Ken Howard, during a press release.
Van Dyke was described as one of the most talented performers in the American television due to the achievements he has registered throughout his career. The fact that he has worked in almost all entertainment domains makes him even more appreciated by the rest of the people in television.
The SAG Life Achievement Award is not the only one that Dyke has won throughout his career. He already has a Tony, a Grammy and a five Emmy Awards at home from his previous performances. There have been many remarkable moments during his 60-year career, but the most appreciated were his TV shows “Bye Bye Birdie” and his film, “Mary Poppins”. Being involved in many philanthropic causes has helped Dick Van Dyke earn recognition from his colleagues and his fans, alike.
Further pieces of information will be disclosed in the future as the Federation is making preparations for the 19th edition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. According to the organizers’ schedule, the nominations will be presented on December 12, 2012, whereas the ceremony will be held on January 27th, 2013.