December 28th, 2006 06:56 EST
Actor Recipients Sandra Oh and Elijah Wood Join Sag President Alan Rosenberg to Announce Nominees
Actor" Nominations to Be Telecast Live on Tnt and E! Entertainment Television Jan. 4, 2007, At 9:05 Am Et / 6:05 AM PT
13th Annual SAG Awards" Ceremonies to be Simulcast Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 on TNT and TBS at 8 pm ET/PT
Los Angeles, California " Two-time Actor" recipient Sandra Oh, currently starring in the ABC series Grey`s Anatomy, and Actor" recipient Elijah Wood, currently starring in the Golden Globe"-nominated films Bobby and Happy Feet, will join Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg to announce the nominees for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards", Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
The SAG Awards" nominations will be revealed at 6:05 a.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on Turner Network Television (TNT), E! Entertainment Television and streamed live on TNT.TV and TBS.COM.
The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards", the only industry accolades devoted solely to actors honoring actors, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. MT, from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
In 2006, for her portrayal of Dr. Cristina Yang in her hit ABC drama Grey`s Anatomy, Sandra Oh received an Actor" for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, as well as shared a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Oh received her first Screen Actors Guild Award" in 2005 as a cast member of the film Sideways. That same year she presented the Actor" for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series to Teri Hatcher for Desperate Housewives.
Elijah Wood is currently starring in the ensemble film Bobby as William Avery and lending his voice to the delightful tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, in the animated smash hit Happy Feet. For his portrayal of hobbit Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Wood received his first Actor" in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture for The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King and was nominated in the two previous years as a member of the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings. Wood can currently be seen reading "Me and My Cat" by Satoshi Kitamura at www.storylineonline.net "for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation`s "Storyline Online" children`s literacy program.
Secret ballots bearing the names of potential nominees for outstanding performances during 2006, in eight television and five motion picture categories including the distinctive ensemble awards originated by the SAG Awards, were mailed on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, to the film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2100 randomly selected SAG members from across the United States. The ballots will be returned by Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, directly to Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards` official elections teller. All active members of SAG will be mailed ballots on Jan. 5 to determine who will receive the coveted bronze Actor" statuettes on Jan. 28th.
The 13th 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 film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. 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. "More information is available online at www.sag.org.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television`s destination for drama and one of cable`s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the blockbuster detective series The Closer, starring Emmy". Golden Globe" and Screen Actors Guild Awards" nominee Kyra Sedgwick, and next year`s eagerly anticipated television event The Company, executive-produced by Ridley Scott and starring Chris O`Donnell, Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina. "TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards" and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television`s "very funny" network. "It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series like My Boys and 10 Items or Less; specials and special events, such as The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.
NOTE: Credential applications for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" "Nominations Announcement and 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" "Ceremonies are now closed.
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