Rita Moreno Overwhelmed With Emotion During Standing Ovation at 2018 SAG Awards

"Oh! You've Just Damn Near Killed Me!" the One Day at a Time star says

By Diana Marti Jan 22, 2018 2:42 AMTags

Rita Moreno is praised for the icon that she is! 

The 86-year-old actress came out to present her friend Morgan Freeman with his lifetime achievement award at the 2018 SAG Awards. 

But as she walked onto the stage, she did a little dance and then was met with a standing ovation from the audience. 

"Oh my God!" The One Day at a Time star blurts out. 

The standing ovation lasted for more than 20 seconds until Moreno then gestured for everyone to please sit down. 

"Oh, my God! That's a lot of love, but I can handle it," she says overwhelmed with emotion. "Oh! You've just damn near killed me! It was, oh, I can't get over it!"

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Just five years earlier, Freeman presented the same honor to Moreno. The two have been friends for more than 50 years.   

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"It was my wish, even then, because I love him so, that I could reappreciate. And well, you know what? The stars aligned, and here we are," Moreno said.

Cheers to these two actors and their incredible achievements!