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TELECAST & WEBCAST INFORMATION FOR THE 18th ANNUAL SAG AWARDS:

   The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremony, one of awards season’s premier
    events, will be simulcast live coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2011 on TNT and TBS at 8
    p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center immediately followed
    by an encore telecast on TNT.

   For red carpet action, viewers can go online to tnt.tv, tbs.com and People.com’s Red Carpet
    Pre-Show Webcast at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT)

   The SAG Honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt
    Ensembles will be announced during the Red Carpet Pre-Show at 6:15 p.m. (ET) / 3:15 p.m.
    (PT) by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Committee Member Scott Bakula.

THE SAG AWARDS UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE & AUDIENCE APPEAL

   The SAG Awards ceremony takes place in an intimate dinner setting. Actors get up between
    acts and chat with one another. The Guild seats casts of the films next to TV casts and
    everyone gets to visit together

   Evening is a fast and fun two hours
          o Surprises -- which actors will tell their “stories” during the show’s opening sequence
          o Emotion and humor – we never know what the actors will say or do onstage during
              their acceptance speeches.
          o No host – each award or film sequence is ‘hosted’ by its presenters

   Dick Van Dyke will present Mary Tyler Moore with SAG’s 48th Life Achievement Award, the
    Guild’s highest honor, for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. It’s
    presented annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

   Jessica Chastain will introduce a film salute to SAG's regional branches, spotlighting
    memorable moments created by actors who live and work across the nation.
AWARDS CATEGORIES & VOTING

   This is a peer award. Voted on by actors for actors.

   13 Acting Awards
            5 for film:
                 ˚ male & female actor; male & female support; cast.
            8 for TV:
                 ˚ male & female in movie/miniseries; male & female drama; male & female
                      comedy; drama ensemble; comedy ensemble.

   Two additional SAG Honors were instituted in 2008 for Outstanding Action Performances by
    Television and Film Stunt Ensembles. These non-televised awards will be announced from
    the SAG Awards Red Carpet during the live tnt.tv, tbs.com, and People.com pre-show
    webcasts which begin at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT).

   Ensemble and cast acting honors were inaugurated by the SAG Awards since, as every actor
    knows, acting is a collaborative art. The term ‘ensemble performance’ has become part of the
    lexicon and other award giving bodies now honor ensembles.

   Studios, networks, actors, and actors’ representatives submitted performances for
    consideration for the year 2011.

   Nominations were decided by two panels selected annually in April through a random sample
    drawing of SAG members. 2100 on the film nominating committee; another 2100 on the TV
    committee. Nominating committees votes (cast either online or by paper ballot) were due on
    Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at noon PT. The Guild’s official teller is Integrity Voting Systems in
    Washington state. Nominations were announced on December 14, 2011.

   Final voting information for the SAG Awards was mailed on December 30, 2011 to every
    active paid-up member of SAG across the country -- nearly 100,000 actors!

   In keeping with the SAG Awards’ commitment to sustainable practices, online voting is
    encouraged and paper ballots are available only upon request. Votes must be received
    Integrity Voting Systems, by Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at noon. Results will be sealed until the
    envelopes are opened onstage on Jan. 29.

   The SAG Awards has received three consecutive Environmental Media Association Green
    Seal Awards for its environmental initiatives. This year the SAG Awards is partnering with
    Patagonia Sur, to make the SAG Awards carbon neutral by planting trees to offset our carbon
    footprint.

SOCIAL MEDIA

   Regina King, star of TNT’s “Southland” is this year’s SAG Awards Social Media
    Ambassador and a SAG Awards presenter. She will be tweeting through Jan. 29 at
    twitter.com/ReginaKing and can be messaged @ReginaKing

   You can connect with the SAG Awards at sagawards.org, “like” SAG Awards at
    facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage follow SAG Awards at twitter.com/sagawards
     .
THE SAG AWARDS BENEFITS THE SAG FOUNDATION

   The SAG Foundation serves the community at large through Book PALS (Performing Artists
    for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online; and the acting community through such
    programs as the Membership Assistance Fund, Catastrophic Health Fund, AIDS Fund and
    John Dales Scholarship Fund. Through BookPALS actors read to over 155,000 children
    monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide. The StorylineOnline.net website receives an
    average of 1 million views globally each month. The SAG Foundation is in its 27th year.

THE SAG AWARDS ONLINE AUCTION BENEFITTING THE SAG FOUNDATION IS OPEN
ONLINE NOW

   The SAG Awards also benefits the SAG Foundation through sponsor donations and four
    online auctions. The Ceremony Auction featuring autographed collectibles, props, and
    wardrobe from nominees; celebrity meet-and-greets, fabulous vacations, one-of-a kind
    experiences and luxury items is open for bid now through February 2 at
    www.sagawards.org/auction.

GENEROUS CORPORATE PARTNERS SUPPORT THE SAG FOUNDATION

   The official Post-Awards Gala, which is held immediately following the SAG Awards on the
    Shrine’s back lot, is being hosted for the 16th year by PEOPLE Magazine and the
    Entertainment Industry Foundation to honor the SAG Foundation and actors’ philanthropic
    activities. PEOPLE and EIF will again make a generous $ 100,000 donation to the SAG
    Foundation

   Champagne Taittinger and Dry Creek Vineyard are celebrating their 12th year supporting the
    SAG Awards and the SAG Foundation. Our newest beverage sponsor and SAG Foundation
    donor is FIJI Water.

   For the second consecutive year Graff Diamonds is hosting the SAG Awards Green Room,
    furnished by FENDI CASA Luxury Living, in support of the SAG Foundation.

   Subaru and L’Oreal have been both on-air and SAG Foundation sponsors for nine and six
    years respectively.

   Our newest sponsor, LG Mobile, is hosting the ‘phone home’ station in support of the SAG
    Foundation, enabling honorees to make cellular calls backstage after receiving their SAG
    Awards.

INFORMATION ON SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AND AFTRA

   The boards of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA are meeting this weekend to review a
    proposal to join the two unions together. Should those two boards pass the agreement, it will
    be sent to the memberships for their consideration within the next few weeks. For questions
    or information on the SAG and AFTRA proposal please contact: SAG Communications
    Executive Director Pamela Greenwalt at 323-549-6872.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in
association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG
Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” SAG Awards at
facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage and follow SAG Awards at twitter.com/sagawards.

Photos and graphics for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are available at
sagawards.org/media-pr/photos-and-artwork. The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
press     kit  and    nominee      scorecard   are   available   for   download    at
http://www.sagawards.org/media-pr/press-kit.


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