Helen Mirren is going to add a very special award to her collection when it comes time for next year's SAG Awards! Mirren has been named the recipient of the 2021 Life Achievement Award, which is only given to individuals in the industry who go above and beyond.

Mirren says honour is "particularly meaningful"

Mirren received a damehood in 2003 in recognition of her contributions to the dramatic arts. Now 76 years old, she has a lengthy filmography that includes period drama The Queen and action franchise Fast & Furious. Fran Drescher, who is president of SAG-AFTRA, said in a statement that Mirren is "a brilliant and luminous talent" who has "set the bar very high for all actors."

Humanitarian work is another crucial factor in being awarded the Life Achievement Award. As Entertainment Weekly mentions, Mirren has been actively involved with Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to those struggling with food insecurity. She has also given her time to young people with stutters, and was named ambassador of Women For Women International, which helps reintegrate female war victims into the workforce.

Helen Mirren.

Mirren made a statement herself, saying that she is "honored" to be the next recipient. She said she's "always been inspired by and learned from American screen acting, so this award is particularly meaningful for me." In recent years, iconic actors such as Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Carol Burnett have received the Life Achievement Award, putting Mirren in good company!