"When we have a chance to act, it is our job to at least partially go into the head of a character and seek a way to see life from the perspective of that person – the perspective of another person from the world – and let an audience experience it, "he said. "It may never have been more important to see the world through someone else's eyes than when a culture is split so sharply, actors can only help a little by doing what we do."
Alda said his award "comes at a time when I had the opportunity to look back on my life".
In July, Alda, who turns 84 on Monday, announced he was suffering from Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed three years ago.
Parkinson's disease, according to Mayo Clinic, is a "progressive nervous system disorder" that primarily affects the movement of a patient.
Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hanks has made a moving tribute to his reputation as Army Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the hit CBS series "M * A * S * H." ", which ran from 1
"My wish to all of us is that we are all a little playful and have fun and let's continue searching," added Alda. "It can not solve everything, but it would not hurt."