Sophia Bush and Common to Announce the 23rd SAG Awards® Nominations on Wednesday, Dec. 14

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Sophia Bush and Common to Announce the 23rd SAG Awards® Nominations on Wednesday, Dec. 14

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 14, 2016) –Sophia Bush(Chicago P.D., One Tree Hill) and Common (Suicide Squad, Selma) will announce the nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

The nominations announcement will be carried live on TNT TBS, truTV, sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT). SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris will introduce Bush and Common. Prior to the announcement, this year's stunt ensemble honors nominees will be announced during a live webcast on sagawards.tntdrama.com 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT).

Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, entrepreneur and global education access advocate. She currently stars in Chicago P.D. as Detective Erin Lindsay, the fifth series in producer Dick Wolf’s franchise to feature her as the strong, vulnerable, and complex character. Bush portrayed Brooke Davis on The CW's hit drama One Tree Hill, evolving over nine seasons from a troublemaking vixen to a fiercely loyal friend. Most recently, she appeared opposite David Krumholtz, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh in the CBS comedy Partners. On film, Bush starred opposite Sean Bean in Michael Bay’s The Hitcher, Serenade Films' The Narrows, the independent comedy Table for Three, and Chalet Girl opposite Bill Nighy and Brooke Shields. Previously, Bush starred in 20th Century Fox's hit comedy John Tucker Must Die and the Buena Vista Pictures thriller Stay Alive. Off screen, Bush is an early-stage tech investor and has been named by CNN as one of the most charitable celebrities, including serving as a global ambassador for Glamour's educational initiative The Girl Project.

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Common continually breaks down barriers as an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Grammy®-winning actor and musician. His multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles includes James Bevel in Selma, a film centered around the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for “Glory” from Selma. Common most recently appeared in the David Ayer’s high-profile DC Comics movie, Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. Additionally, he just wrapped production on A Happening of Monumental Proportions, with Allison Janney, as well as the action-thriller Hunter Killer, opposite Gerard Butler, Billy Bob Thornton, and Gary Oldman. Common will next be seen opposite Keanu Reeves in the much-anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. He also recently released his 11th studio album, Black America Again, which features the hit single of the same name and the anthem “Letter to the Free,” the end-title track to Ava Duvernay’s powerful documentary 13th.

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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). 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.

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

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