NOMINATIONS FOR SCREEN ACTORS GUILD’S NEW HONORS FOR
STUNT ENSEMBLES TO BE ANNOUNCED BY SAG AWARDS™
COMMITTEE MEMBERS JOBETH WILLIAMS AND DARYL ANDERSON
ON DEC. 20 AT 8:50 AM ET / 5:50 AM PT, WEBCAST LIVE ON TNT.TV
Actor® Nominations to be Telecast Live on TNT and Webcast on TNT.TV and TBS.COM
Dec. 20, 2007, at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT
Los Angeles, California (Dec. 14, 2007)
– SAG Awards™ Committee member JoBeth Williams and Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson will announce the nominations for Screen Actors Guild’s new honors for stunt ensembles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8:50 am ET / 5:50 am PT, webcast live on TNT.TV and TBS.COM, SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers announced today.
The announcement will precede the live telecast on TNT and webcast on TNT.TV and TBS.COM at 9 am ET / 6 am PT of the announcement of nominees for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® by SAG president Alan Rosenberg and Actor® recipients Kate Walsh and Terrence Howard.
SAG’s new stunt honors commend work within the stunt community during 2007 and recognize stunt performers and coordinators. Nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series are being chosen by their respective SAG Awards™ film and television nominating committees, each comprised of 2,100 randomly-selected SAG members from across the United States. Balloting closes on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at noon PT.
Recipients of this year’s stunt honors will be announced from the SAG Awards™ red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 27, during the live SAG Awards™ pre-show webcasts on TNT.TV and TBS.COM. Details will be announced shortly. The entire active Guild membership will be given the opportunity to vote via online or paper ballot for the stunt ensemble to be honored. Balloting closes on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at noon PT.
JoBeth Williams became a member of the SAG Awards™ Committee in 2006. She has been on the national board of Screen Actors' Guild since 2005 and is a member of the board of the SAG Foundation. She began her career on the New York stage in plays such as John Guare's "Gardenia", with James Woods and Sam Waterston, "Moonchildren" and "A Couple of White Chicks..." Her return to the stage this fall in “The Quality of Life” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles was met with rave reviews. Her numerous films include "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill,” "Stir Crazy,” "American Dreamer,” "Switch," "Fever Pitch” and “In the Land of Women.” On television, she has starred in two series, John Grisham's "The Client" and the comedy "Payne" and guest-starred this season in a multi-episode arc on “Dexter.” She has done numerous movies for television, including "Baby M,” "My Name is Bill W,” "Adam" and "Sybil.” She has been nominated for three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar for directing the short film "On Hope.”
Daryl Anderson is a founding member and current vice chair of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® Committee. He served on the Guild’s national board of directors for 22 years, on its national executive committee for 16 years, and on two separate occasions served as SAG’s third national vice president. He is a former recording secretary of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and a sitting trustee of the Screen Actors Guild - Producers Pension & Health Plans. Best remembered as “Animal” on the Emmy®, Golden Globe®, Humanitas Prize and Peabody Award-winning series "Lou Grant,” he has appeared in feature films including Disney's "The Kid" and "Human Nature," and television movies including “Stranger in My Home” and “The People Across the Lake,” and the miniseries “Hollywood Wives.” He most recently appeared in the "McBride" movies for Hallmark Channel and in "The Comeback" for HBO. His first audio book narration, Christian Fry's "The Manny Files," has been released by Random House Listening Library.
The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and director. 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.
For more on the SAG Awards, visit www.sagawards.org