2019 SAG Awards Viewing Party In Memoriam

This video loop was projected onto an 8 foot tall overhead screen and all of the monitors around the venue during the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Awards Viewing Party In Memoriam hosted by the SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local in Fabulous Las Vegas! The content includes members who passed away in the previous year.

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The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2018, were presented on January 27, 2019 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was broadcast live on both TNT and TBS 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST. The nominees were announced December 12, 2018 alongside the announcement of Megan Mullally as the ceremony’s host.

Alan Alda was announced as the 2018 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient on October 4, 2018.

History

Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as SAG Awards) are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The award was founded in 1952 to recognize outstanding performances in movie and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called “The Actor”. It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from two committees, one for film and one for television, each numbering 2100 members of the union, randomly selected anew each year, with the full membership (165,000 as of 2012) available to vote for the winners. It is considered an indicator of success at the Academy Awards in acting categories. The awards have been telecast since 1998 on TNT, and since 2007 have been simulcast on TBS.

The inaugural SAG Awards aired live on February 25, 1995, from Universal Studios‘ Stage 12. The second SAG awards aired live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, while subsequent awards have been held at the Shrine Auditorium. On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the award show would have its first host ever in its twenty-four year history with actress Kristen Bell presiding over the ceremony.

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