24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® (SAG Awards®), LA

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Affair: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® (SAG Awards®)

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8PM EST/5PM PST

Hot Spot: Shrine Auditorium, LA

Deets: Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honors are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.

In that same spirit, the SAG Awards® also commends the outstanding performances by film and television stunt ensembles. These accolades are announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during TNT and TBS’ pre-show webcasts. 

Other highlights of the Screen Actors Guild Awards include the SAG Life Achievement Award, presented to an established performer for fosteringthe highest ideals of the acting profession and tributes to the variedtalents within SAG-AFTRA's membership. The 53rd Life Achievement Award was presented to Lily Tomlin at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are also unique in the size of its voting body. Two randomly selected panels of 2,500 members each from across the country choose the nominees for television and motion pictures. All active members of SAG-AFTRA in the United States -- more than 121,000 members -- receive voting information to select the outstanding performances of the year.

Hint For The Average Socialite:
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented by
SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards® LLC, is produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8PM (ET) / 5PM (PT). 

The SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is open now at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 100 bleacher seats, from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the 24th Annual SAG Awards® Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. Special VIP positioning includes front row seats across from the fashion photographers and cameras, as well as across from entertainment news platforms. Bleacher seat guests will be required to wear black and white cocktail attire. The auction closes Monday, January 8 at 9PM (ET) / 6PM (PT).

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