Betty White will get lifetime achievement award at Daytime Emmys
Betty White will soon be adding one more award to her already overloaded trophy case next month when she will take home the lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys.
The beloved American comedy actress already has a slew of lifetime achievement awards from the American Comedy Awards, the SAG Awards and the Television Critics Association. But she has never received one from the Emmys.
Which is not to say she hasn’t won any Emmys. She’s won six Emmy Awards, beginning in 1975, two SAG Awards, a People’s Choice Award, been inducted into the TV academy’s hall of fame and has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
She won a Daytime Emmy award in 1983 for hosting the short-lived NBC game show “Just Men!”
And that’s just for her acting in series such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland.” She also has a pile of awards related to her work with animals.
In a statement, Dan Mauro, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called White “an American institution.”
The Daytime Emmys will return to TV this year after a year in the online streaming wilderness. They’ll be aired live on the Pop channel on April 26.
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