Rita Moreno Gets All The Love And a Standing Ovation At The SAG Awards

Austin Hargarve

Hollywood better recognize a queen when she steps on stage to present an award. On January 21, the legendary and incomparable Rita Moreno graced our screens to present the Screen Actors Guild’s (SAG) Life Achievement Award to her former Electric Company co-star, Morgan Freeman.

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Freeman presented the very same SAG award to the first Latina to win an Oscar (and our favorite EGOT ever) five years ago. The two have been buddies for more than 50 years.

As soon as actors in the auditorium saw the 86-year-old star of Netflix’s One Day At A Time, they jumped to their feet for a 20-second standing ovation (according to E! News), which if you know anything about award show telecasts—that’s super valuable airtime.


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Twitter, per usual, was here for all of this much-deserved Moreno love and praise. @LaineyGossip tweeted: "10 minutes ago Nicole Kidman talked about women over 40 being 'viable.' And then Rita Moreno, 86, swans out and basically says EXACTLY."

Catch the talent doing her thing as Lydia, the outspoken Cuban abuelita, on the second season of One Day At a Time on January 26.

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