The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® (SAG), one of the awards season’s premier events, will honor outstanding performances from 2012 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards. The awards will be handed out at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the SAG Awards® are conferred solely by actors’ peers in the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Recording Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The SAG Awards® was the first televised awards show created by a union to acknowledge the work of actors and the first to establish ensemble and cast awards.
Each year at the SAG Awards®, the red carpet and showroom are filled 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. Set within an intimate dinner-party atmosphere, the event is an evening of spirited camaraderie, glamorous fashion, warm reunions, spontaneous laughter and shared respect.
Unlike other awards ceremonies, the SAG Awards® puts its focus squarely on the actors, from the signature opening montage of “Actors’ Stories” to the acceptance speeches in which Actor ® recipients speak from the heart to their peers. 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.
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SAG Awards will be screened LIVE on 28th January 2013 (Monday) at 9am followed by a repeat at 10pm exclusively on FOX Movies Premium (Astro Ch 413) and FOX Movies Premium HD (Astro Ch 433).
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