Halle Berry, Lupita Nyongâo, Emma Stone, Dakota Fanning and Kelly Marie Tran was announced Thursday as part of a historic all-female lineup of presenters at the 24th annual SAG Awards ceremony on Jan. 21.
Traditionally, SAG pairs a man and woman to present each categoryâs winner, but producers revealed last month that the ceremonyâs 13 acting awards will be presented by women, along with the two stunt categories, which are handed out before the televised ceremony.
The girl-power move is designed as a response to the myriad of sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood.
âBeginning with the Womenâs March in January, itâs been the year of the woman,â executive producer Kathy Connell told The Hollywood Reporter on the morning the nominations were announced in December. âThis is a unifying salute to women who have been very brave and speaking up.â
The decision doesnât mean that the broadcast wonât include men onstage at all, as video clips from the film ensemble category might be introduced by its nominated male actors. And, of course, the male winners will take the stage.
âHow many times has a woman walked into a room of predominantly men? We thought, maybe for one night, itâll be more than 50/50 [onstage],â said Connell.
The SAG Awards are set for Jan. 21 and will be broadcast on TNT and TBS. As previously announced, Kristen Bell will serve as the ceremonies first-ever host and Morgan Freeman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The nominations are led by âThree Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouriâ in the film categories, and âBig Little Lies,â âGLOWâ and âStranger Thingsâ in the TV categories.
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