(Horatia Harrod’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 12/4.)

The star of Grandma on bad jokes, worse men – and why she can't stand her most popular film

Will Lily Tomlin win an Oscar next year? The reviews of her latest film, Grandma, in which the 76-year-old plays a pot-smoking lesbian feminist poet, suggest she will at least be nominated, but Tomlin herself seems agnostic on the matter. Or maybe she’s just a good actress: our conversation begins with her dismissing the idea out of hand and ends with her talking me through her acceptance speech.


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