Nominations for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® to be Announced Live from the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10

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Nominations for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® to be Announced Live from the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10
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WHAT: Nominations announcement for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®; display and interviews for the SAG Awards® Holiday Auction to benefit the SAG Foundation

WHO: Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria will join SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard to announce nominees.

SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson will announce the nominations for the film and television stunt ensemble honors.

WHERE: SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Nominations for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles:

8:50 a.m. (ET)/5:50 a.m. (PT): Live Webcast at sagawards.tntdrama.com (approximately 2 minutes)

Actor® nominations for outstanding performances in five film and eight television categories:

9 a.m. (ET)/6 a.m. (PT):  Live Telecast on TNT and TBS; Live Webcast at sagawards.tntdrama.com (approximately 8-10 minutes)

SAG Awards Holiday Auction to benefit the SAG Foundation:

Bidding on the online SAG Awards Holiday Auction to benefit the SAG Foundation begins on Thursday, Dec. 4 and closes on Sunday, Dec. 14. Visit www.sagawards.org/auction.

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NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS INFO:

Secret ballots bearing the names of potential nominees for outstanding performances during 2014 in eight television and five motion picture categories and for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were mailed on Nov. 19, 2014, to the film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,200 randomly selected SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States. The ballots must be returned directly to Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards’ official elections teller by Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Voting information will be mailed via postcard on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to the entire active membership of SAG-AFTRA, who will vote on all categories. In keeping with the SAG Awards® commitment to sustainable practices, paper ballots will be available only upon request through Wednesday, Jan. 7. Online votes or paper ballots must arrive at Integrity Voting Systems by Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

The results will then be sealed until the night of the 21st Annual SAG Awards®, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. A primetime encore presentation will air immediately following on TNT.  The SAG Awards can also be viewed live on the TNT and TBS websites, and also the Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV service provider user name and password)

BIOGRAPHIES:

Ansel Elgort — Ansel Elgort starred as Gus opposite Shailene Woodley's Hazel in this summer's hit “The Fault in Our Stars," based on John Green's best-selling novel.  Elgort also starred in the Jason Reitman's film “Men, Women & Children.”  He will be reprising his role as Caleb Prior in “Insurgent,” the second film from the book series “Divergent,” due out in early 2015. He will also play the title role in the feature “Van Cliburn,” about the American pianist’s rise to fame during the Cold War. He began his film career with a co-starring role in the 2013 remake of “Carrie.”

A talented DJ and music producer, Elgort has released the records “Unite” and “Totem” on iTunes under the moniker Ansolo.

Eva Longoria — Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, ALMA Award-winning actress, and Variety’s 2014  “Top 5 Actresses,” producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum, Eva Longoria has made herself a trusted name both in front and behind the camera. Longoria can currently be seen guest-starring on the Golden Globe Award-winning FOX comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and will star in upcoming feature films “Refugio” (Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir’s directorial and writing debut), “Any Day” alongside Sean Bean and Kate Walsh, and “Visions.”  She has also recently starred in “Frontera” alongside Michael Pena and Ed Harris. Longoria, always incredibly committed to showcasing the diversity and potential of the Latino community, is the Executive Producer of “Devious Maids,” Lifetime’s hit one-hour dramedy that follows the trials and tribulations of five Latina women who work as maids in Beverly Hills, currently going into its third season. Additionally, Longoria is executive producer for the NCLR ALMA Awards, executive producer of the documentaries “Harvest” and “Food Chains” (both of which explore the current and historic exploitation of farm workers). She is currently producing her third documentary, “Our Time,” which explores the power of the Latino vote. 

Longoria is founder of “The Eva Longoria Foundation” dedicated to helping Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship; co-founder of “Eva’s Heroes,” which enriches the lives of adolescents with developmental disabilities; and is national spokesperson for “Padres Contra el Cancer,” a nonprofit that is committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer. Named “Philanthropist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter and honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Variety’s annual Power of Women Luncheon, Longoria was also selected by President Obama for his re-election committee and as a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. A Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, Longoria owns the popular Hollywood restaurant BESO; her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment; two fragrances “EVA, by Eva Longoria” and “EVAmour”; and also has a New York Times bestselling cookbook "Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking With Love For Family And Friends."

Ken Howard — Ken Howard is the first elected president of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), having previously served as SAG-AFTRA Co-President after the historic merger of the two performers unions on March 30, 2012. Howard previously served two terms as president of Screen Actors Guild.

An actor’s actor, Howard has earned a formidable list of credits and several awards, including his second Emmy® in 2009 for his role in HBO’s critically acclaimed Grey Gardens. Howard also appeared as Judge Warren in the 2014 motion picture The Judge and in the recurring role of Hank Hooper in NBC's award-winning primetime series 30 Rock. Howard will next be seen in the motion picture The Wedding Ringers, premiering in 2015. 

Howard is a Tony®-winning actor (Child’s Play) who made his professional debut on Broadway in 1968 and has since performed in nearly 40 stage productions, seven of which were on Broadway. He has also appeared in more than 20 feature films. On television, he has starred in numerous series, miniseries and movies, in addition to making countless guest appearances. He helped create The White Shadow, a groundbreaking television series in which he starred from 1978-1982. He then went on to have recurring roles on shows such as Dynasty and Crossing Jordan. The veteran character actor has also portrayed several U.S. presidents in his career, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Warren G. Harding.

Howard spent three years in Cambridge, Mass., (1986-89) teaching at the American Repertory Theatre, Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He authored the book Act Natural, published by Random House in 2003.

Howard serves on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, is a trustee of The Actors Fund, and represents SAG-AFTRA as a vice president on the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

JoBeth Williams — JoBeth Williams became a member of the SAG Awards® Committee in 2006 and is president of the board of the SAG Foundation. Her 1979 film debut in Kramer vs. Kramer led to starring roles in such wide-ranging films as Poltergeist, The Big Chill, Stir Crazy, American Dreamer, Switch, Fever Pitch, In the Land of Women, The Big Year and The List. On television, she currently portrays Myrna in the hit NBC comedy series Marry Me.  She has starred in two other series--John Grisham's The Client and the comedy Payne—and played recurring characters on Dexter, Private Practice and Hart of Dixie. A frequent series guest star, she most recently appeared in TNT's Perception and ABC’s Scandal and Mistresses. She has done numerous movies for television, including Baby M, My Name is Bill W., Adam, Sybil and In My Dreams. Williams has been nominated for three Emmys®, two Golden Globes® and an Oscar®, the latter for directing the short film On Hope. Williams 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 most recent stage work includes Other Desert Cities at the Mark Taper Forum, The Fall to Earth at the Odyssey Theatre, The Quality of Life at the Geffen Playhouse, Body Awareness at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and The Night is a Child at the Pasadena Playhouse. 

Daryl Anderson — 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 23 years, on its national executive committee for 16 years, and twice 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, Anderson has appeared in such feature films as The Kid, The Monster Squad, and Human Nature; television movies including Stranger in My Home, The People Across the Lake, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, and the Hallmark Channel’s McBride movies; and the miniseries Hollywood Wives. He most recently appeared on The Young and the Restless.  His first audio book narration, Christian Fry's The Manny Files, was released by Random House Listening Library.