Jan 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2009) – Ernest Borgnine, Taye Diggs, Anthony Hopkins,
Amy Poehler, SAG President Alan Rosenberg and Susan Sarandon will be presenters
at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director
Jeff Margolis announced today. The 2009 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast
live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m.
CT and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore
presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). For satellite and HD
viewers, the live presentation can be seen on TBS and TNT at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m.
(PT), while the encore can be seen on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET)/8 p.m. (PT).
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® that already includes Christina
Applegate, Angela Bassett, Jon Hamm, John Krasinski, Eric McCormack, Kyra
Sedgwick, William Shatner and Forest Whitaker.
Academy Award® winner Ernest Borgnine has appeared in more than 200 movies over
the course of his legendary career, which took off in 1953 when he was cast in
the role of Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in the classic film “From Here to
Eternity” (1953). This memorable performance led to numerous roles, including
his portrayal of Marty Piletti in “Marty,” which earned Borgnine both an Oscar®
and a Golden Globe® for Best Actor (1956). Borgnine has also received numerous
accolades for his work in television, including Emmy® nominations for his roles
in popular series such as “McHale’s Navy” (1963), “All Quiet on the Western
Front” (1980) and the animated “All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series” (1996), as
well as a Golden Globe nomination for television movie “A Grandpa for
Christmas” (2008). Borgnine can next be seen in the upcoming Hallmark Channel
movie “Wishing Well,” as well as the feature films “The Lion of Judah” and “One
Actor® winner Taye Diggs portrays Dr. Sam Bennett on the ABC series “Private
Practice.” Diggs’ role in the Academy Award-winning film
"Chicago" earned him a 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding
Cast of a Motion Picture. Diggs was last seen starring in the ABC drama
"Daybreak" and served as a producer on the project. Diggs starred in
the feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Rent," and
was part of the original Broadway cast.
Four-time Academy Award and SAG Award nominee Anthony Hopkins received the Best
Acting Oscar for his role in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Hopkins’
illustrious career includes work on award-winning, critically acclaimed films
such as “The Remains of the Day," "Legends of the Fall,"
"Nixon," "Surviving Picasso," "Amistad,"
"Meet Joe Black," and "Instinct." He recently completed
production on Universal Pictures’ “The Wolfman,” co-starring Benecio Del Toro.
Amy Poehler recently earned her first Emmy nomination for “Supporting Actress
in a Comedy Series” for her work on “Saturday Night Live,” becoming the first
performer in “SNL” history to be recognized in this category. She recently
starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal Pictures’ hit comedy “Baby Mama” and has
lent her voice to numerous animated films, including “Horton Hears a Who!” with
Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell and “Shrek the Third.” Last year, Poehler created
the new Nickelodeon animated television series “The Mighty B,” for which she
produced, wrote and provided the voice of “Bessie.” Her other feature credits
include hit comedies “Blades of Glory,” and “Mean Girls.” Poehler can be seen
in the upcoming untitled NBC comedy series from producers Greg Daniels and Mike
Schur (“The Office”) in 2009.
Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon has received both an Oscar and an Actor
for her lead performance in the 1995 film, “Dead Man Walking.” Sarandon has
earned five Academy Award nominations for best actress in her career for films
“Atlantic City” (1981), “Thelma & Louise” (1991), “Lorenzo's Oil” (1992),
and “The Client” (1994), which also earned Sarandon a second SAG Awards lead
performance nomination. Sarandon’s portrayal of Doris Duke in HBO original film
“Bernard and Doris” has earned her a nomination for Outstanding Female Actor in
a Television Movie or Mini-Series, her first in this category and third SAG
Awards nomination overall. Sarandon can next be seen on Broadway in “Exit the
King” with Geoffrey Rush and in Peter Jackson’s “Lovely Bones.”
The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is produced by Jeff Margolis Productions
in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. Jeff Margolis is the
executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth
Williams, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Yale Summers are
producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising
producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production. More
information is available online at www.sagawards.org.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working
actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor
movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts
in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution
sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches
nationwide, SAG represents more than 120,000 actors who work in film,
television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and all other
new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions,
compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of
artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is
available online at www.sag.org.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated
comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as "My
Boys," "The Bill Engvall Show," "Tyler Perry's House of
Payne and “Meet the Browns," "10 Items or Less" and "Frank
TV"; hot contemporary comedies like "The Office," "My Name
is Earl," "Sex and the City," "Everybody Loves
Raymond," "Family Guy," "King of Queens,"
"Seinfeld" and "Friends"; specials like "Funniest
Commercials of the Year"; special events, such as "The Comedy
Festival" in Las Vegas and "Just For Laughs: A Very Funny
Festival" in Chicago; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases. TBS
is available in high-definition.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television's destination for drama and one of
cable's top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the
acclaimed and highly popular detective drama "The Closer," starring
Kyra Sedgwick; "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter; "Raising
the Bar," starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; "Leverage,"
starring Timothy Hutton; and "Trust Me," starring Eric McCormack and
Tom Cavanagh. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as
"Bones," "Cold Case," "Law & Order,"
"Without a Trace," "ER" and "Charmed"; broadcast
premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild
Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is
available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs
branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on
television and other platforms for consumers around the world.