The Screen Actors Guild Awards were a big night for many people Saturday night, but especially if you were Rita Moreno. This is a woman who has won almost everything that there is to win, from an Oscar to an Emmy to a Tony Award. She’s also an accomplished singer, and the only person to win all four of the major awards along with an ALMA Award and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Moreno, honored tonight by Morgan Freeman, is a woman that you probably know best for her roles in film during the Golden Age of Hollywood. But, she is also someone with a huge television resume that, since we are a TV site, we’ll focus on here. Her most-recent series regular role came via the short-lived TVLand comedy “Happily Divorced,” but she was also a part of “Cane” before that. She has appeared on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Oz,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (in a different role), and many more over the course of her decades-long career.
Also, she was the voice of Carmen Sandiego for the cartoon!
Moreno’s speech was fun, vivacious, and stuffed full of comedy. She also had a lot of great insight into her life and career, and one of the great things about the SAG Awards is that you never feel like you are getting completely yanked off of the screen due to time restraints. (Oh, the joys of being on cable!) She had the time to say everything that she wanted to say, and she left the stage with a song that was both reflective, and proof that she still has the same vocal chops that she always did.
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