The SAG Awards announced their nominees for the 2018 ceremony. That’s not the only exciting thing about the ceremony.
It definitely looks like this coming ceremony will certainly be a landmark one. First, the usually host-less SAG Awards are being hosted for the first time by the lovely Kristen Bell (The Good Place). Now, they’re doing a major change in the presenters.
Normally, for most award shows, there are two presents: male and female. This year, however, all of the presenters for the SAG awards will be women, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Many will probably assume that this is a response to the various sexual harassment allegations and well-deserved career falls of many men in power in Hollywood. Honestly, so did I.
Executive producer for the SAG Awards Kathy Connell that the idea arose from a conversation with her daughter at the Women’s March last year. So this has been in the works for awhile, the timing is just doubly excellent.
On the decision, Connell said: “We’re an awards show. We’re not trying to proselytize to anyone — the idea was to salute our women. So many of our women have been very, very brave, as have other women in other industries this year and we thought it was an opportunity to salute our women because it’s not just about one issue. Our women are very famous and yet they face the issues that women across this country do, which is they don’t have equality in income. They don’t have creative equality. And they have the same kind of safety issues that other women have been facing. We just thought we wanted to acknowledge as many wonderful women on our stage this year as we could, while we’re celebrating the best performances by women and men of the year.”
Men will still participate in the ceremony, mainly introducing the film nominees as is tradition.
The SAG Awards will air on January 21st on TNT and TBS.