SAG Awards® Holiday Auction Underway to Benefit the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actor Assistance Programs

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SAG Awards® Holiday Auction Underway to Benefit the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actor Assistance Programs

LOS ANGELES (Dec.13, 2016) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actor Assistance programs is currently underway at sagawards.org/auction. The annual Holiday Auction features the ultimate SAG Awards® VIP Package, with two tickets to the 23rd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Other highlights include autographed film and television collectibles from Oprah Winfrey, Helen Mirren, Neil Patrick Harris, William Shatner, Taraji P. Henson, and the casts of Mr. Robot, This Is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and more. Also up for bid are unique gifts, such as VIP tickets to a live taping of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, premiere tickets to FX’s The Americans and several packages to participate in the 23rd Annual SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats. Bidding online has begun and concludes on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction.

All Holiday Auction items will be featured in a display for invited media and publicists at the SAG Awards Nominations Announcement at the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The announcement will be carried live on TNT, TBS, truTV, sagawards.tntdrama.comtruTV.com and sagawards.org  at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT). Prior to the announcement, this year's stunt ensemble nominees will be revealed during a live webcast at 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT) on sagawards.tntdrama.com andsagawards.org.

Proceeds from the SAG Awards Holiday Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children's literacy programs: Storyline Online, the interactive children’s literacy website that attracts more than 8 million global views each month, and BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to children in Title I schools across the country. The auction also supports the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Catastrophic Health FundEmergency Assistance and Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA members and their families.

The following is a list of items up for bid at the SAG Awards Holiday Auction:

Experiences, Tapings and Packages

  • SAG Awards VIP package – 2 tickets to the 23rd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala, a Backstage Tour, 2 United Airline tickets and 3-night stay at the Montage Beverly Hills
  • SAG Awards Backstage Tour and 2 Front Row Red Carpet Bleacher Seats
  • 4 Front Row Red Carpet Bleacher Seats at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards
  • 2 tickets to FX’s season premiere of The Americans
  • 2 VIP tickets to a live taping of Conan
  • 2 VIP tickets to a live taping of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • 4 tickets to a taping of E!’s Fashion Police
  • 2 VIP tickets to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • 2 VIP tickets to Dancing with the Stars in 2016
  • 2 VIP tickets to The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • SAG Awards Bleacher Seat packages

Autographed Collectibles and Memorabilia

  • This is Us pilot script signed by cast
  • The Good Place poster signed by Kristen Bell and Ted Danson
  • The Walking Dead Compendium One signed by Robert Kirkman
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Blu-ray signed by cast members
  • Ash vs. Evil Dead package with Blu-ray, cast signed poster and more
  • The Evil Dead: Ultimate Edition DVD collection signed by Bruce Campbell
  • scrappy little nobody hardcover book signed by Anna Kendrick
  • Around the Way Girl: A Memoir hardcover book signed by Taraji P. Henson
  • Greenleaf mounted poster signed by Oprah Winfrey and cast
  • In Such Good Company hardcover book signed by Carol Burnett
  • Eye in the Sky poster and Blu-ray signed by Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Gavin Hood
  • Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man hardcover book signed by William Shatner
  • Mr. Robot Red Wheelbarrow Journal signed by cast and creator
  • Mr. Robot Fsociety mask signed by cast and creator
  • Miss Sloane poster signed by Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, John Madden and Johnny Perera
  • The Walking Dead Vol 1: Days Gone Bye signed by creator Robert Kirkman
  • Casual poster and season 2 DVD set signed by cast
  • The Mindy Project poster signed by Mindy Kaling
  • All Kinds of Love & The 2000 Year Old Man hardcover books signed by Carl Reiner
  • The Art of More poster signed by cast
  • Showtime collectibles with Ray Donovan cast signed photo, BillionsThe Affair merchandise +
  • Anthropoid movie promotional messenger bag
  • Evolution hardcover book signed by Joe Manganiello
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life mounted poster signed by Lauren Graham
  • The Carol Burnett Show Collector’s Edition DVD set signed by Carol Burnett
  • Yes Please book signed by Amy Poehler
  • Outlander photo signed by cast, creator and writer
  • Captain Fantastic computer bag and bandana
  • Choose Your Own Autobiography hardcover book signed by Neil Patrick Harris

Premium Items

  • Champagne Taittinger Bottle signed by 22nd Annual SAG Award recipients
  • Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 3.0 Wireless Boombox & Buckshot Pro
  • Outdoor Tech Big Turtle Shell Wireless Boombox & Kodiak Plus 2.0 Power Bank

About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has granted more than $18 million in financial and medical assistance, including $7 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the nonprofit has offered 7,000 free educational workshops, panels and classes to actors, broadcasters, recording artists and more performing artists nationwide. In addition, its award-winning children’s literacy programs, Storyline Online and BookPALS, have brought the love of reading to more than 190 million children worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies entirely on grants, sponsorships and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and resources, and is the benefitting charity of the annual SAG Awards. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.

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About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.
Actor® Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14 2016 at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT), carried live on TNT, TBS, truTV, sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com, preceded by the announcement of the stunt ensemble nominations at 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT) carried live on sagawards.tntdrama.com.
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which last year numbered 116,741. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.

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