They can take his medal, but no one can take this performance away from the new Kennedy Center Honoree.
The annual ceremony will be broadcast on CBS this evening, featuring a performance from Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, and Jessie Mueller.
Colbert will help honor Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, and Sting, among others.
The Honors gala will take place in December and be broadcast on CBS later that month.
The as-yet-unnamed Cold War spy thriller is based on the true story of CIA agent James Donovan.
Stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts did, however, receive nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press.
The full list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominees has been released.