Get ready for the red carpet treatment as the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TBS and TNT on Sunday, January 27 at 8/7c.
Screen Actors Guild was founded on June 30, 1933. Throughout the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, filmed tributes will chronicle key moments in SAG’s 75-year history and celebrate the diverse actors who contributed to the Guild’s emergence as the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. The Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is one of the awards season’s premier events. The SAG Awards’ red carpet and showroom fill with a who’s who of the entertainment industry as the casts of the year’s best-acted films and television series come together with industry leaders to meet, mingle and cheer their colleagues. It’s an evening of spirited camaraderie, glamorous fashion, warm reunions and shared respect, as the world’s finest actors gather to honor their own in an intimate dinner-party atmosphere. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are closely watched by the industry as a precursor of possible Oscar® and Emmy® recognition and by viewers as an emotional, memorable night of live television.
A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of Screen Actors Guild’s 44th Life Achievement Award to Charles Durning. The accolade celebrates career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Recent recipients include Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.
In keeping with SAG’s 75th Anniversary celebration, the Golden Age of the Hollywood Movie Palace is the guiding inspiration for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards’ production design and décor. Gold and ivory fluted columns and Moderne coffers, deco chandeliers and back-lit folded deco friezes, stepped deco arches surrounded by metallic-trimmed etched glass fins and Regency-striped wallpaper all harken back to the 1930’s, seen through a contemporary eye. At center stage, a platinum-framed ‘silver screen’ floats against a fiber optic star backdrop, waiting for the moving images that will pay tribute to SAG’s past, present and future.
Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are conferred solely by actors’ peers. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present ensemble and cast awards.
The SAG Awards nominees are chosen by separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, randomly selected a new each year. Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Thursday, Dec. 20, and carried live on TNT, tnt.tv and tbs.com. All active members of SAG will receive ballots beginning Dec. 28 to vote to determine who will receive the coveted bronze Actor® statuettes on Jan. 27.
The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and Kathy Connell is the producer. Yale Summers, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and JoBeth Williams are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 working actors in motion pictures, television, commercials, industrials, video games, Internet and all new media formats..The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO.