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Why is Lily Tomlin’s role in “Grandma” a rare thing

Tomlin's role in "Grandma" has already gotten Oscar buzz and she's been nominated for her first Emmy as a lead for her show "Grace and Frankie." Tomlin is clearly a talented and accomplished actor, but only now is she getting recognized as someone who can carry a film or TV show. Tomlin has stated that her character in "Grandma" is the closest she's come to playing herself on screen" and her character in "Grace and Frankie" (2015-) is a funnier more free spirited version but not that far off. Tomlin's current career boost as well as her ability to find new facets in her acting is an inspiration to actors who are ascending in age.