The 2013 SAG Awards presentation is just three days away, so get set for some big time Hollywood excitement. Here’s a complete guide to this year’s nominees, presenters and auction, plus a bit of history and news about the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which airs simultaneously on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 27. Plus, Dick Van Dyke is set to make a big impact on the show when he accepts this year’s SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. As the only televised awards show to exclusively honor performers, the SAG Awards presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a two-hour show, which is relaxed and often referred to as the "cream filling between the Golden Globes and the Oscars."
2013 SAG Award nominees
The 2013 nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture include “Argo,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Hawkes, Hugh Jackman and Denzel Washington are all up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role; while Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren and Naomi Watts vie for the leading lady award.
On the television side, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” and “Men Men” are up for the best drama award, while “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “The Office” battle it out for the best comedy SAG Award. See below for a complete list of 2013 SAG Award nominees.
Last year’s big winners included:
- “Boardwalk Empire”
- “American Horror Story”
- “Modern Family”
- “30 Rock”
- “Hot in Cleveland”
- Steve Buscemi
- Betty White
- Alec Baldwin
- Jessica Lange
- Kate Winslet
- Paul Giamatti
Presenters at the 2013 SAG Awards
A growing roster of actors will honor their colleagues by presenting awards. The following Hollywood heavyweights will serve as presenters at the 2013 SAG Awards: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Busy Philipps, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Alfre Woodard, Dev Patel, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle.
2013 SAG Awards Auction
The SAG Awards Auction offers collectibles from many of the nominees and benefits the Screen Actors Guild Foundation to help sustain its award winning children’s literacy programs: BookPALS and Storyline Online. The auction also supports the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund and emergency services, the Actors Center, and the video preservation of the creative legacy of professional actors.
This year’s SAG Auction is now open for bidding on Ebay and includes signed items by the casts of “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables” and much more. Bids will be accepted through Jan. 31.
2013 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award: Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG’s highest honor – the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”
SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon said of this year’s recipient, “With Dick, it's so much more than the proverbial 'triple threat.' He started his career as a radio announcer, game show host and comedian and was a spokesman for Kodak, among numerous other roles, over his nearly 60-year career. His contributions to the success of the business and to his fellow performers is legendary as is his work with a number of the leading ladies of our times, including Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore - both previous Life Achievement Award recipients. His infectious laugh has warmed audiences for decades and is an unforgettable facet of his fabulous personality."
Holder of five Emmys, a Tony Award and a Grammy, Van Dyke at 86 still possesses the zest for life that first propelled him into the limelight more than a half-century ago with the Broadway and film versions of “Bye Bye Birdie,” the 60s situation comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and the film classic “Mary Poppins."
2013 SAG Awards news and trivia
- Peter Fracinelli: On Tuesday, SAG announced that Peter Fracinelli, star of the “Twilight” movies and “Nurse Jackie,” would be joined by Vitalie Taittinger to officially open the red carpet at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
- Trivia: On February 29, 2012, Dick Van Dyke married make-up artist Arlene Silver. They met at the 2007 SAG Awards and currently live in Malibu, Ca.
- Wine time: Gallo Signature Series wines will serve as the official wine for the 2013 SAG Awards.
- Webcasts: TNT, TBS and “People” have once again teamed up for a special live webcast that puts viewers right in the middle of the glitz and glamour of the SAG Awards. The webcast will begin with live coverage of the red-carpet arrivals on tnt.tv, tbs.com and People.com, beginning at 6 p.m. EST and 3 p.m. PST. In addition, tnt.tv will serve as "SAG Awards Central," offering a wide assortment of interactive functions designed to complement the on-air telecast.
- Statuettes: The SAG Award statuettes were cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Ca.
- Voting: Voting information for the 2013 Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was mailed on Dec. 31, 2012 to the entire active membership of SAG-AFTRA, who voted on all categories, either online or via requested paper ballots.
- Giant statues: Five 10-foot, 200-pound likenesses of The Actor statuette, that were introduced at the 9th and 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, will grace the red carpet, the stage, the media rooms and Post-Awards Gala in 2013.
- Red carpet: SAG workers will lay 15,872 square feet of red carpet in the arrivals area, edged by 585 feet of hedges.
- Dining: Guests will dine on antipasto plates conceived by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin. They can choose the main plate with salmon and beef tenderloin or a vegan plate with vegetables.
- Champagne: Tattinger is supplying 160 magnums of champagne for the dinner and 155 bottles for the showroom bars.
- It takes a village: By Sunday, Jan. 27, more than 700 staff and crew will be hard at work to make the 2013 SAG Awards a reality.
The History of the SAG Awards
The 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. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 120,000 actors who work in film and digital theatrical motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all 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. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
TELEVISION 2013 SAG Award nominees:
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series:
- “Boardwalk Empire”
- “Breaking Bad”
- “Downton Abbey”
- “Mad Men”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
- Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire”
- Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad”
- Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom”
- Jon Hamm for “Mad Men”
- Damian Lewis for “Nicholas Brady”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
- Claire Danes for “Homeland”
- Michelle Dockery for “Downton Abbey”
- Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Asylum”
- Juilianna Margulies for “The Good Wife”
- Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series:
- “30 Rock”
- “The Big Bang Theory”
- “Modern Family”
- “Nurse Jackie”
- “The Office”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
- Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”
- Ty Burrell for “Modern Family”
- Louis C.K. for “Louie”
- Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory”
- Eric Stonestreet for “Modern Family”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
- Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"
- Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
- Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"
- Sofia Vergara for "Modern Family"
- Betty White for "Hot in Cleveland"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
- Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”
- Woody Harrelson for “Game Change”
- Ed Harris for “Game Change”
- Clive Owen for “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”
- Bill Paxton for “Hatfields & McCoys”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
- Nicole Kidman for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
- Julianne Moore for “Game Change”
- Charlotte Rampling for “Restless”
- Sigourney Weaver for “Political Animals”
- Alfre Woodard for “Steel Magnolias”
MOTION PICTURE 2013 SAG Award nominees2013 SAG Award nominees:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
- “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- “Les Miserables”
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
- Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”
- John Hawkes for “The Sessions”
- Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables”
- Denzel Washington for “Flight”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
- Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”
- Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone”
- Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Helen Mirren for “Hitchcock”
- Naomi Watts for “The Impossible”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
- Alan Arkin for “Argo”
- Javier Bardem for “Skyfall”
- Robert De Niro for “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master”
- Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
- Sally Field for “Lincoln”
- Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables”
- Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”
- Nicole Kidman for “The Paperboy”
- Maggie Smith for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
STUNT ENSEMBLES 2013 SAG Award nominees:
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:
- “The Amazing Spider-Man”
- “The Bourne Legacy”
- “The Dark Knight Rises”
- “Les Miserables”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series:
- “Boardwalk Empire”
- “Breaking Bad”
- “Game of Thrones”
- “Sons of Anarchy”
- “The Walking Dead”
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