January 25th, 2007 05:45 EST
Alec Baldwin, Patrick Dempsey, America Ferrera, Matthew Perry, Christian Slater and Reese Witherspoon Will Be Presenters at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Los Angeles, California – Alec Baldwin, Patrick Dempsey, America Ferrera, Matthew Perry, Christian Slater and Reese Witherspoon will be presenters at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
TNT and TBS will simulcast the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT and 6 pm MT. The only industry honors voted on entirely by actors, the 13th Annual SAG Awards will recognize the outstanding performances of 2006 in five film and eight television categories.
They join previously announced Annette Bening, Steve Carell, Teri Hatcher, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Nealon, Sandra Oh, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Kyra Sedgwick, Kiefer Sutherland, Dick Van Dyke and Forest Whitaker.
First time SAG Awards presenter Alec Baldwin is nominated for Actors® this year in both the television and film categories for his individual performance in 30 Rock and as a member of The Departed cast. Baldwin received a Golden Globe® for Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for his role in 30 Rock this month. Baldwin has also been busy filming movies, three of which are due out this year, Suburban Girl, Lymelife and The Forbidden City. This is his first time presenting at the SAG Awards.
In 2006, Patrick Dempsey was nominated for both an individual and ensemble SAG Award for his role of Dr. Derek Shepherd in ABC’s hit, Grey’s Anatomy. He and his cast this year share another drama ensemble nomination. Dempsey is presenting at the SAG Awards for the first time. He can currently be seen in the movie Freedom Riders and will soon be starring in Enchanted.
First-time double Actor® nominee America Ferrera will make her first appearance as a SAG Awards Presenter. She is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, as well the Ensemble Comedy category for her Ugly Betty. Ugly Betty and Ferrara received Golden Globes® this year.
Actor® recipient and current nominee Matthew Perry is making his second appearance as a SAG Awards presenter. Perry’s nomination for Male Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his role in The Ron Clark Story is his eighth. The Golden Globes® nominated him for this role, as well. Perry received an Actor® in 1996 as a member of the Friends ensemble. He is currently starring in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Perry plays Hudson in his next film Numb.
Christian Slater, nominated in Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the movie Bobby, will be presenting at this year’s SAG Awards. This marks Slater’s first SAG Awards nomination. He can next be seen in Slipstream and He Was a Quiet Man.
Reese Witherspoon took home her first Actor® last year for Outstanding Female in a Leading Role for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line. This year marks her first as a SAG Awards presenter. Witherspoon produced and appears in the modern fable Penelope, due out in April, and is currently filming Rendition.
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 acclaimed detective drama The Closer, starring Golden Globeâ winner and Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, a daring new drama starring Oscar®-winner Holly Hunter; Heartland, a powerful medical drama with Treat Williams and Kari Matchett; and this summer’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.
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