RITA MORENO UNA LEYENDA VIVIENTE
Among Moreno’s awards and recognitions are the following:
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (West Side Story; 1961)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (West Side Story; 1961)
The Joseph Jefferson Award: Best Chicago Theatre Actress (1968)
Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (“The Electric Company Album”; 1972)
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play (The Ritz; 1975)
Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1977)
Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series (1978)
Library of Congress Living Legends Award
The Hispanic Organization of Latin actresses (HOLA) renamed their Award for Excellence in her honor (known as the HOLA Rita Moreno Award for Excellence since 2000)
The Sarah Siddons Award for her portrayal of Olive Madison in the female version of The Odd Couple
Special Recognition Award from the International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001)
Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush (June 2004)
Moreno has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Blvd.
On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Moreno into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.
In 2009, Moreno was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.
In 2010, the Hispanic Organization of Latin actresses (HOLA) honored Moreno with an HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2012, the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013; presented on Saturday, January 18, 2014)
On December 6, 2015, The Kennedy Center Honors presented Moreno with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.