Living legend Rita Moreno is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 22 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles with host, Emmy-winning producer and broadcaster Lisa Joyner.
West Side Story icon Moreno is one of only 12 performers who can say they have earned the illustrious EGOT. In addition to winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture in December 2015. She was also the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2014. Moreno has served on The National Endowment for the Arts, as a Commissioner for The President’s White House Fellowships, and as a member of The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She also lectures to various organizations and university audiences on topics such as diversity and the arts, in addition to being involved with a number of civic and charitable organizations.
She currently stars in Netflix’s critically acclaimed Latino reboot of Norman Lear’s popular sitcom One Day at a Time. She also voices the character Abuelita in the Sprout Network’s animated series Nina’s World. Her other recent credits include guest-starring roles in Getting On, Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, and Grace and Frankie.
The Gracie Awards are presented by Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and honor outstanding individual achievements and programming by, for and about women in television, radio and interactive media.