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:: Spotlight :: 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash at the Pacific Design Centre in West Hollywood, where the actresses announced the nominees for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 24th SAG Awards, which this year will honour Morgan Freeman with a lifetime achievement award and be hosted by The Good Place star Kristen Bell - a first for the ceremony, which usually does not have a designated MC - will air Sunday, January 21 on TNT and TBS.

Nominees:

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
Mudbound
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Logan
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
William H. Macy, Shameless
Marc Maron, GLOW

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Alison Brie, GLOW
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones
GLOW
Homeland
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead

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Time Inc.’s PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will partner once again to co-host the official SAG Awards Post-Show Gala, held immediately following the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles on a transformed Shrine Auditorium stage. This is the 22nd year that PEOPLE and EIF have united on the Gala, which honors the charitable efforts of actors in their communities and make an annual donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

The 24th Annual SAG Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 21, 2018. For the first time, TNT & TBS will join PEOPLE and EIF as an official co-sponsor of the SAG Awards Post-Awards Gala. Tony Schubert of Event Eleven, a world-class, end-to-end production company will design and produce the Gala for the 10th consecutive year.

PEOPLE and EIF have collaborated on a variety of causes for more than a decade. Through their combined contributions, PEOPLE and EIF support three SAG-AFTRA Foundation programs over the course of 2014-2019: Storyline Online, a free, streaming digital library of children’s literacy videos, the Catastrophic Health Fund, financial grants for eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury, and the Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA artists in need of real support.

“We are honored to once again partner with EIF in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s important initiatives in the entertainment community and are thrilled to welcome the additional collaboration of TNT and TBS to the Gala,” said Jess Cagle, editor in chief, PEOPLE. “PEOPLE has a long history of celebrating the philanthropic efforts of Hollywood and supporting those charitable initiatives on all our platforms."

“Over our 75-year history, the Entertainment Industry Foundation has been privileged to work with a powerful community of actors who help us raise awareness and maximize our impact,” said Chris Silbermann, EIF board chair. “EIF is honored to work with PEOPLE and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to show our heartfelt appreciation to these actors who are tireless advocates for charitable giving and committed supporters of EIF’s initiatives, including Stand Up To Cancer.”

“This year’s SAG Awards and Gala will be unlike any other year and we felt that it was important to extend TNT & TBS’ support of storytellers in their creative and philanthropic endeavors,” said Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TBS & TNT. “We look forward to joining PEOPLE and EIF in toasting all of the talent in-front of and behind the screen on this special night to honor the advocacy and charitable contributions of this community.”

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**Update as at December 9, 2017**

Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen) will host the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21, 2018. As the SAG Awards has never had an MC before, the SAG Awards Committee are breaking a long-standing custom by inviting the multi-faceted actor to fill this prestigious role.

“We are delighted to have Kristen Bell as the first-ever host of the SAG Awards,” Kathy Connell said. “This has been a year in which assumptions have been challenged, stereotypes have been shattered, and precedents have been broken. We decided to capture the cultural mood by casting aside one of our own traditions, and we’re thrilled to have such a talented performer like Bell help us do so.”

“I am honoured to be part of the SAG Awards, and am a little nervous about being its first-ever host,” Bell said. “I’m so glad that I’ll be in the company of my fellow actors, many of whom I’ve worked with before, so I know they’ll be warm and supportive. It’s going to be an amazing night.”

Kristen Bell currently stars as the late Eleanor Shellstrop, who may have landed in the wrong afterlife in NBC’s The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson. NBC has renewed the critically acclaimed dramatic comedy for a third season starting in 2018. Also in 2018 she will star in the Netflix comedy Like Father, with Kelsey Grammer as her titular dad. Bell then is reprising her role as Anna in the 2019 sequel to Disney’s Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time. She will next be seen on December 10 in the ABC musical specialEncore, which she also executive produced. Her extensive list of credits includes films like A Bad Moms Christmas and CHiPs, and television series such as House of Lies, Veronica Mars, and a guest-starring arc on Parks & Recreation.

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**Update as at January 13, 2017**

Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Holly Hunter, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoe Kazan, Frances McDormand, Laurie Metcalf, Kumail Nanjiani, Sam Rockwell, Ray Romano, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Williams to present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran to present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Connie Britton, Geena Davis, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Brie Larson, Laura Linney, Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally and Sarah Silverman to present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Rosanna Arquette, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and Marisa Tomei to present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Betty Gilpin and Vitalie Taittinger to Open the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet with a Champagne Taittinger Toast