Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsÂ®
Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson are scheduled to present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsÂ®, executive producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
TNT and TBS will simulcast the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsÂ® live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT and 6 pm MT. The only industry honors voted on entirely by actors, the 14th Annual SAG Awardsâ„¢ will recognize the outstanding performances of 2007 in five film and eight television categories.
A double first-time ActorÂ® nominee and SAGâ€™s 37th Life Achievement Award recipient (with her husband, the late Ossie Davis), Ruby Dee is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Mama Lucas in â€œAmerican Gangsterâ€ and as a member of the â€œAmerican Gangsterâ€ cast. An EmmyÂ® -recipient in 1991 for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of â€œDecoration Day,â€ she has been honored with six Emmy nominations, including a nod for â€œAlex Haleyâ€™s Roots: The Next Generations.â€ An Obie -winner for Athol Fugardâ€™s â€œBoesman and Lena,â€ she is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and an inductee in to the Theater Hall of Fame and NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame.
First-time Actor nominee Zac Efron is a first member of the â€œHairsprayâ€ cast. â€œHairsprayâ€ was also been honored with a Golden GlobeÂ® nomination. Efron is best known for his starring role in â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ and â€œHigh School Musical 2.â€ He also starred on the WB series â€œSummerland.â€ Next up for Efron is â€œHigh School Musical 3â€ and the feature â€œ17 Again.â€
First-time double Actor nominee Emile Hirsh is celebrating this yearâ€™s nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for â€œInto The Wildâ€ and as a member of the â€œInto The Wildâ€ cast. Critically acclaimed for his starring role in â€œLords of Dogtown,â€ Hirsch will next be seen in the Wachowski brothersâ€™ â€œSpeed Racerâ€ and in Gus Van Santâ€™s â€œMilk,â€ co-starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.
In 2001 Kate Hudson was a double Actor nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role for â€œAlmost Famousâ€ and as a member of the â€œAlmost Famousâ€ cast. Hudsonâ€™s portrayal of Penny Lane in â€œAlmost Famousâ€ also earned her Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Hudson reunites with Matthew McConaughey in â€œFoolâ€™s Gold,â€ opening Feb. 8, and stars in the upcoming â€œMy Best Friendâ€™s Girl.â€
In 2003, McConaughey starred with Kate Hudson in â€œHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.â€ Upcoming films for McConaughey include â€œFools Gold,â€ â€œSurfer Dudeâ€ and â€Tropic Thunder.â€ In 2005, Matthew McConaughey won the highly coveted cover of Peopleâ€™s Sexiest Man Alive issue.
Denzel Washington, a three-time Actor nominee, is celebrating this yearâ€™s nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for â€œAmerican Gangster.â€ He was previously nominated for Actors for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for â€œTraining Dayâ€ in 2002 and for â€œThe Hurricaneâ€ in 2000. Currently starring in â€œThe Great Debaters,â€ which he directed, Washington can next be seen in â€œThe Taking of Pelham 123,â€ opposite John Travolta. Washington is a two-time Academy AwardÂ® recipient for â€œGloryâ€ and â€œTraining Dayâ€ and an Oscar nominee for â€œCry Freedomâ€ and â€œMalcolm X.â€
Three-time Actor nominee Vanessa Williams is celebrating her nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Wilhelmina Slater on â€œUgly Bettyâ€ and her second consecutive nomination as a member of the â€œUgly Bettyâ€ ensemble.
In 2007, for her portrayal of Dr. Miranda Bailey in her hit ABC drama â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomy,â€ Chandra Wilson received an Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and shared an Actor with the â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ ensemble, which is nominated again this year. Wilson received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ and will join the SAG Awardsâ„¢ for the first time as a presenter.