The Banff World Media Festival has just announced that celebrated screen and stage actress Christine Baranski will be presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on June 11, 2013. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the media industry with their esteemed body of work in screen-based entertainment. Baranski will also be featured in a VIP one-on-one interview at BANFF, which is open to delegates.
Christine Baranski, who currently stars on the acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife, for which she has received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, continues to achieve acclaim for her performances across a range of mediums, including film, television and theater.
In addition to an Emmy Award for the television comedy Cybill, on CBS, Baranski received an American Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. She was also seen as a guest on Frasier, for which she received an Emmy nomination, and she has appeared twice on the CBS series The Big Bang Theory and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series for each appearance.
She has received eight total Emmy Award nominations, one of which was for her role on The Good Wife, and two Golden Globe Award nominations. She has also won two Tony Awards for her work on stage in The Real Thing and Rumors.