Morgan Freeman

Not all characters are skilled enough to win a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Award that people wait to succeed to increase the meaning of life. Those of whom receives it is the real legends, in other words: the living legends in their field. (Morgan Freeman)

Morgan lift up your hat

The award was granted to Morgan by his longtime mate named Rita Moreno with whom he had once experienced the screen with. He was appreciated by all with a standing ovation. What a great atmosphere it was to see every single person showing respect to the actor.
He commenced his speech with a funny about the grounded mic:

“Will this stuff come up or do I have to bend?”

Just as he was beginning to articulate, Moreno couldn’t hinder herself from questioning Morgan to show his face as his face was encased up by the baseball cap he was wearing and the fact that he was bending down didn’t help.

Morgan Freeman with Lifetime Accomplishment Awards
Morgan Freeman with Lifetime Accomplishment Awards

“Morgan, Morgan, lift up your hat. Lift it up.”

She replied:

“There you go. Now, we can see your face.”

As the group exploded with laughter he said aiming to Moreno:

“You’ve no thought how long did I have to keep up with that.”

Greetings to Lily Tomlin

It is true that it is the greatest of greatest awards of the day. And someone caught the consideration of Morgan while he was inclined to give his recognition speech. It was none other than the Lifetime Achievement Award winner of 2017- Lily Tomlin.

“Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey.”

“Okay, well you just stand out to me. That’s all.”

Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin

Hereabouts covers the acceptance speech

“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank yous.

“I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try.”

Although he didn’t memorize all single people’s name, he was convinced to thank his family and his business partner. And at last, continued:

“This is beyond an honor, this is a place in history.”

Without considering any names, he added all the people he desired to thank. A great respect for this great actor.

Some fault in the awards

At the end, Morgan didn’t forget to show his opinion towards the statue. He said:

“I wasn’t gonna do this. I am gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue. It works from the back. From the front, it is gender-specific. Maybe I started something!”

And after this speech, off went Morgan carrying the “heavy” award with the help of the award presenter Reeta.