LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2012) – Actor® nominees Bérénice Bejo, Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Shailene Woodley will be presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Kevin Bacon, Kathy Bates, Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Matt Czuchry, Patrick Duffy, Jean Dujardin, Tina Fey, Linda Gray, Judy Greer, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, SAG President Ken Howard, Regina King, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph, Zoe Saldana, Kyra Sedgwick, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Dick Van Dyke.
French actress and two-time Actor nominee Bérénice Bejo has received her first SAG Awards nominations for her role as Peppy in “The Artist” in both the lead and cast performance categories. Bejo is known for her performance in “A Knight’s Tale” with Heath Ledger and will be featured in two upcoming films, “The Scapegoat” and “Populaire,” both currently in post-production.
SAG Award recipient and eight-time nominee Glenn Close has earned two nominations this year for her lead performance as the title character in the film “Albert Nobbs” which she produced and co-wrote, as well as her role as Patty Hewes in the hit drama series, “Damages,” for which she has been nominated four times. Close received a SAG Award for her performance in the Showtime television movie, “The Lion in Winter.” Her two previous nominations were received for her performance in the NBC television movie “Serving in Silence” and the HBO television movie “In the Gloaming.”
Four-time nominee Bryan Cranston has earned two SAG Award nominations this year in the male lead and ensemble categories for his performance as Walter White in the AMC drama “Breaking Bad.” In addition to “Breaking Bad,” Cranston will next be seen starring in “Rock of Ages,” “Total Recall,” and “Argo.”
Four-time Actor nominee Viola Davis earned two nominations this year for her lead performance as Aibileen Clark and as a cast member in “The Help.” Viola’s previous nominations were for her supporting and cast performances in “Doubt” opposite Meryl Streep. She was recently seen in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and is starring in the drama “Won’t Back Down,” currently in post-production.
First-time SAG Award nominee Shailene Woodley is nominated as a cast member in “The Descendants,” alongside George Clooney.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally.
Preceding the SAG Awards® ceremony will be the annual tnt.tv, tbs.com and People.com Pre-Show Webcast at 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 3:00 p.m. (PT) featuring the announcement of the SAG Honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles at 6:15 p.m. (ET) / 3:15 p.m. PT.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” SAG Awards at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage and follow SAG Awards at twitter.com/sagawards.