Morgan Freeman to be honoured with Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman, who was last seen in April’s “Going in Style,” has already earned recognition from nearly every other prominent organization in Hollywood.

He won an Oscar in 2005 for his supporting turn in “Million Dollar Baby”; SAG also honored him for his performance in that film.

He’s also been the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and a Kennedy Center Honor.

Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”