SAG-AFTRA Members Gather for SAG Awards Viewing Parties

SAG-AFTRA Members Gather for SAG Awards Viewing Parties

Local Viewing Parties Will Celebrate the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
as it is Telecast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27

LOS ANGELES (January 24, 2012) — Sixteen SAG-AFTRA Locals nationwide will host 18 viewing parties for members and invited guests to watch the live telecast of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, this Sunday, Jan. 27.  These events are opportunities for members to cheer on the Actor® nominees for whom they have cast ballots. The actors’ biggest night will be simulcast on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

In Los Angeles, a local viewing party for members not attending the ceremony will be held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters starting at 4 p.m. (RSVPs for Los Angeles are now closed).  Across the country gatherings will be hosted by these locals: Arizona-Utah (Phoenix, Ariz.), Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado (Denver), Dallas-Fort Worth (Grand Prairie), Hawaii (Honolulu), Houston-Austin (Houston and Elgin, Texas), Miami (Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando), Michigan (Grand Rapids), Nashville, Nevada (Las Vegas), New England (Brighton, Mass.), New Mexico (Albuquerque), Philadelphia and Seattle.

Many of the viewing parties are free of charge for active members; others charge a nominal fee. Members should refer to the SAG Awards website, www.sagawards.org/local-parties or to the local page at www.sagaftra.org to get more details on times and locations.

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.

Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT).