Screen Actors Guild Award

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An oversized replica of the statuette

A Screen Actors Guild Award is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by its members. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor".[1] It is 16 inches tall, weighs over 12 pounds, cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.[2]

SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from 4200 randomly selected members of the union, with the full membership (120,000 as of 2007) available to vote for the winners. The awards have been televised for the past several years on TNT, but now also airs on TBS.

The first SAG Awards aired live on February 25, 1995 from Stage 12, Universal Studios. The second SAG awards aired live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, while later awards have been held at the Shrine Exposition Center.[3] Bob Hope was given the first award.

Awards[change | change source]

Film awards[change | change source]

  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Television awards[change | change source]

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Life Achievement Awards[change | change source]

  • Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

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