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Published:January 27th, 2006 08:20 EST

12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Los Angeles, California " Barbara Bain, Angela Bassett, Chris Cooper, Ted Danson, Peter Graves, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven will be presenters at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer Jeff Margolis announced today.

The roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® now includes Naveen Andrews, Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Barbara Bain, Angela Bassett, Benjamin Bratt, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Chris Cooper, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson, Peter Graves Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Hayes, Marg Helgenberger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Heath Ledger, Eva Longoria, William H. Macy, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, William Shatner, David Strathairn, Hilary Swank and Ziyi Zhang.

TNT and TBS will simulcast the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT and 6 pm MT. The only industry honors voted on entirely by actors, the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ will recognize the outstanding performances of 2005 in five film and eight television categories.

Emmy® winning actress and the founder of the BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools)  program for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Barbara Bain will make her first appearance as a presenter at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. Bain, who created the pivotal role of agent Cinnamon Carter on Mission: Impossible, became the first actress in the history of television to receive three consecutive Emmys® for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series. Through the SAG Foundation`s BookPALS program that she founded, actors currently read to over 100,000 kids a week nationwide.

Angela Bassett was nominated for an Actor® in 2002 for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Ruby`s Bucket of Blood. Bassett previously presented the 2003 Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series to Martin Sheen for The West Wing. Next up for Bassett is the Lionsgate feature film Akeelah and the Bee with Laurence Fishburne.

Actor® recipient and current nominee Chris Cooper is making his first appearance as a SAG Awardsâ„¢ presenter. Cooper`s nomination as a member of the Capote cast for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is his seventh.  Cooper received an Actor® in 2000 as a member of the American Beauty cast. He was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for American Beauty. Cooper was nominated in 2003 for Adaptation, both for his supporting performance and as a member of the cast. His individual performance in Adaptation also garnered him an Academy Award®. In 2004, he was also honored with SAG Awardâ„¢ nominations both as a member of the cast of Seabiscuit and for his supporting performance. Cooper, who currently has supporting roles in Jarhead and Syriana, will soon be seen in the films Breach, Conquistadora and The Road Back.

Ted Danson is a first-time Actor® nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Knights of the South Bronx. Danson recently starred in the Showtime film Our Fathers. His upcoming projects include the animated feature The Magic 7 and Nobel Son, with Danny DeVito. Danson previously presented the 1996 Actor® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series to the cast of Friends, the 1998 Actor® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series to the cast of ER and announced the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with Marisa Tomei in 2002.

In his 55th year as an actor, Peter Graves is making his first appearance as a Screen Actors Guild Awards® presenter. Graves was a 1971 Golden Globe® winner for his portrayal of Jim Phelps on the CBS television series Mission: Impossible. His performance also earned him a 1969 Emmyâ nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series.  Among his countless film and television roles is his memorable portrayal of Captain Oveur in the 1980 comedy classic Airplane.

Samuel L. Jackson, an Actor® nominee in 1995 for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Pulp Fiction, is making his first appearance as a SAG Awards™ presenter. Jackson will soon be seen in a number of projects, including Freedomland, with Julianne Moore; Snakes on a Plane; and Black Snake Moan, with Justin Timberlake and Christina Ricci.

Four-time Actor® nominee Catherine Keener is making her first appearance as a SAG Awardsâ„¢ presenter. This year she is nominated for Capote for Outstanding Performance by A Female Actor in a Supporting Role and as a member of the cast.  She was nominated in the same categories in 2000 for Being John Malkovich. She recently starred in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, opposite Steve Carell, and stars with Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand and Joan Cusack in Friends With Money, which opened this year`s Sundance Film Festival.

Jeremy Piven is making his first appearance as a SAG Awardsâ„¢ presenter. Piven`s performance on the HBO series Entourage as Hollywood agent Ari ˜the Shark` Gold has earned him both Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations. He will soon be seen in the features Lucky 13, with Daryl Hannah and Garry Marshall, and Smokin` Aces, with Ben Affleck and Andy Garcia.