Here's to Hawkeye: Alan Alda's getting a Lifetime Achievement Award
PHOTOS: Go behind the scenes with Hawkeye.
Images: The Everett Collection
It takes great effort to become a great actor. Alan Alda has accomplished that and more. On M*A*S*H alone, he served as writer, director, creative consultant and series star. For his incredible output, Alda received 32 Emmy nominations, some for acting, some for writing, some for directing. He even had a commanding hand in writing that famous M*A*S*H finale, only the most-watched TV episode ever made, featuring an emotional performance from Alda as Hawkeye. It's astonishing when you look at this segment of Alda's career, because you realize then it's just a snippet. He's easily one of TV's most qualified and high-quality stars, willing to put more than most into a part.
That's why everyone can celebrate the news that Alan Alda will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, an honor bestowed upon only TV's top entertainers. SAG made the announcement Thursday, and the award will be given on Jan. 27 at a dinner party in Los Angeles.
If you're a big Hawkeye fan, here's a special scroll for you. Here's some photos of Alda behind the scenes of M*A*S*H: