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23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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30 January 2017
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The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season's premier events, will honor outstanding performances from 2016 in film and television, including the distinctive ensemble awards. The coveted Actor® statuettes will be handed out at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center during a live simulcast will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation. 

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the SAG Awards® are conferred solely by actors' peers: members of SAG-AFTRA. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show created by a union to acknowledge the work of actors and the first to establish ensemble and cast awards. The presentation of this year's SAG Awards marks the 20th telecast of this prestigious industry event on TNT and the 11th simulcast on TBS. This year's ceremony will be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.

Each year at the SAG Awards, the red carpet and showroom teem with a who's who of the entertainment industry as the casts of the year's best-acted films and television come together with industry leaders to meet, mingle and cheer their colleagues. Set within an intimate dinner-party atmosphere, the event is an evening of camaraderie, glamorous fashion, warm reunions, spontaneous laughter and mutual respect. Unlike other awards ceremonies, the SAG Awards puts its focus squarely on the actors, from the signature opening montage of "Actors Stories" to the acceptance speeches in which Actor recipients speak from the heart to their peers. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are closely watched by the industry as a precursor of possible Oscar® and Emmy® recognition and by viewers as an emotional, memorable night of live television. 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. In October 2016, the SAG Awards received EMA's prestigious Green Production Award, honoring its overall environmental efforts. Since the 15th SAG Awards in 2009, each annual Actors ceremony has been honored with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The SAG Awards is the only televised special event to have received this honor for seven consecutive years.