At Saturday night’s SAG Awards, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett the Life Achievement Award.

The comedian duo presented the award with high praise for the Burnett. “The point is, Carol is better than all of us. We’re going to give her a prize for it,” said Poehler.

The presentation included snips from Burnett’s past achievements and congratulations from Betty White, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres. As the star took the stage with a standing ovation, she couldn’t believe the honor with a “Wow! Thank you! Oh my gosh!,” with tears in her eyes.


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This was Burnett’s first SAG award — the show only began in 1995 and Burnett’s prime was in 60s and 70s with The Carol Bennet Show. Burnett has won six Emmys and two Golden Globes.

“Tina and Amy, you just touch my heart so much. I’m so thrilled. You guys are the whole ball of wax,” Burnett told her presenters.


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