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SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross for Haiti

January 26, 2010 by  
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jaimeOn a very chilly day, celebrities and personalities with their publicists lined up on the red carpet at the Falcon Restaurant & Lounge. The red carpet event was long and lasted for 2 hours. Media and photographers were busy shooting and interviewing major celebrities.

They all came for one reason: to support and bring awareness to help the Haiti Earthquake victims. After each one had the opportunity to get interviewed and photographed, they went inside the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge where it was full. About 400 people attended the event.


“This event was a really fun event. There were so many celebrities in attendance, and a lot of great contacts were made. We danced, took photos, and yes even walked the Carpet. Devon Guzzie and Eric Zuley AKA EZ really do know how to make an event successful. Hopefully the proceeds that were raised from this event will help the Red Cross do what they need to do for those in need.” said Tamara Wentworth, Owner of Wentworth Public Relations.

Per Gift Public Relations representatives, at first the event was titled Sag Awards Celebration Post Party in support of Britticares International. Due to the earthquake they changed it to Event To Benefit The Victims of The Haiti Earthquake. Later the event title was again changed to SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross. Event organizers confirmed that they raised $100,000 for the Red Cross to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. Britticares founders were part of the event to support The Red Cross.
 “I would personally like to thank all the celebrities who took time out to attend the after party for the Screen Actors Guild Awards benefiting the American Red Cross & BrittiCares at Falcon in Hollywood on the 23rd. A very special thank you to Eric Zuley & Devon Guzzie & WTV for such an outstanding presentation & for their graciousness to me & other’s in attendance.” said David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER®™ and music producer.


Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended were Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Katie Gill (Drilbit Taylor), Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Sofie Turner (Australia’s Top Model), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Carribean), Roddy Piper (WWE), Michael Desante (Hurt Locker), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Chris McDonald (Splinter Heads), Gunner Wright (G.I. JOE Rise of Cobra), Clement Von Frankenstein (Actor), Judge Mathis, James Tupper (NBC’s Mercy), Julie Benz (Dexter), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man), Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Ameona Almund, Emma Zerner, Seth Donavan (Steven Dork in GLOVE), Jamie & Shirell Henderson (BrittiCares Founders), Eric Zuley, Devon Guzzie, Thushari J and Tamara Wentworth.

The event was held on 1-23-2010 at the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge located at 7213 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90046 from 9pm to 2am. The event was hosted by Gregori J Martin, Film Director and Producer. The event organizers asked for a $20 donation to help raise funds for the Haiti Quake victims. Everyone who attended the event was invited by private invitation only.

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You can make a donation online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “HAITI” to 90999.

About The American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, they provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information visit http://www.redcrossla.org

About BrittiCares International:
BrittiCares was founded by, as well as inspired by little girl named Brittiana Henderson who was first diagnosed at the age of 10 with Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) and later developed leukemia where she fought courageously, without complaining, all while assisting other children with cancer to help defeat the pernicious disease. Although Brittiana’s battle against Leukemia came to an end at the tender age of 13, the efforts of BrittiCares (BCI) have not diminished. BCI continues to raise funds and public awareness to combat this disease. BrittiCares International is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding new and better ways to improve the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, leukemia, and other serious blood disease. For more information visit http://www.BRITTICARES.ORG

Sources: Gift Public Relations, WTV and http://www.redcrossla.org

Note: Special thank you to Linda Krongold, for proof reading the story and she is Diversity News, New York, NY Special Correspondent you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Knight of Jeffknightphotography.com © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

The Full List of The Official 2009 Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

December 17, 2009 by  
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sagScreen Actors Guild President Ken Howard introduced Michelle Monaghan (“Trucker”) and Chris O’Donnell (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) to announced the nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The nominees were announced on Thursday, December 17, 2009 in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards® are awarded for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles.

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

16th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS

 THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

JEFF BRIDGES / Bad Blake – “CRAZY HEART” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

GEORGE CLOONEY / Ryan Bingham – “UP IN THE AIR” (Paramount Pictures)

COLIN FIRTH / George Falconer – “A SINGLE MAN” (The Weinstein Company)

MORGAN FREEMAN / Nelson Mandela – “INVICTUS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

JEREMY RENNER / Staff Sgt. William James – “THE HURT LOCKER” (Summit Entertainment)

 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

SANDRA BULLOCK / Leigh Anne Tuohy – “THE BLIND SIDE” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

HELEN MIRREN / Sofya – “THE LAST STATION” (Sony Pictures Classics)

CAREY MULLIGAN / Jenny – “AN EDUCATION” (Sony Pictures Classics)

GABOUREY SIDIBE / Precious – “PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE” (Lionsgate)

MERYL STREEP / Julia Child – “JULIE & JULIA” (Columbia Pictures) 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

MATT DAMON / Francois Pienaar – “INVICTUS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

WOODY HARRELSON / Captain Tony Stone – “THE MESSENGER” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Tolstoy – “THE LAST STATION” (Sony Pictures Classics)

STANLEY TUCCI / George Harvey – “THE LOVELY BONES” (Paramount Pictures)

CHRISTOPH WALTZ / Col. Hans Landa – “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

PENÉLOPE CRUZ / Carla – “NINE” (The Weinstein Company)

VERA FARMIGA / Alex Goran – “UP IN THE AIR” (Paramount Pictures)

ANNA KENDRICK / Natalie Keener – “UP IN THE AIR” (Paramount Pictures)

DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark – “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)

MO’NIQUE / Mary – “PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

AN EDUCATION (Sony Pictures Classics)

DOMINIC COOPER / Danny

ALFRED MOLINA / Jack

CAREY MULLIGAN / Jenny

ROSAMUND PIKE / Helen

PETER SARSGAARD / David

EMMA THOMPSON / Headmistress

OLIVIA WILLIAMS / Miss Stubbs

THE HURT LOCKER (Summit Entertainment)

CHRISTIAN CAMARGO / Col. John Cambridge

BRIAN GERAGHTY / Specialist Owen Eldridge

EVANGELINE LILLY / Connie James

ANTHONY MACKIE / Sgt. J.T. Sanborn

JEREMY RENNER / Staff Sgt. William James

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)

DANIEL BRÜHL / Fredrick Zoller

AUGUST DIEHL / Major Hellstrom

JULIE DREYFUS / Francesca Mondino

MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Lt. Archie Hicox

SYLVESTER GROTH / Joseph Goebbels

JACKY IDO / Marcel

DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark

MÉLANIE LAURENT / Shosanna

DENIS MENOCHET / Perrier LaPedite

MIKE MYERS / General Ed French

BRAD PITT / Lt. Aldo Raine

ELI ROTH / Sgt. Donny Donowitz

TIL SCHWEIGER / Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz

ROD TAYLOR / Winston Churchill

CHRISTOPH WALTZ / Col. Hans Landa

MARTIN WUTTKE / Hitler

NINE (The Weinstein Company)

MARION COTILLARD / Luisa Contini

PENÉLOPE CRUZ / Carla

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Guido Contini

JUDI DENCH / Lillian

FERGIE / Saraghina

KATE HUDSON / Stephanie

NICOLE KIDMAN / Claudia

SOPHIA LOREN / Mamma

 PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE (Lionsgate)

MARIAH CAREY / Ms. Weiss

LENNY KRAVITZ / Nurse John

MO’NIQUE / Mary

PAULA PATTON / Ms. Rain

SHERRI SHEPHERD / Cornrows

GABOUREY SIDIBE / Precious

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

KEVIN BACON / Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl – “TAKING CHANCE” (HBO)

CUBA GOODING, JR. / Ben Carson – “GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY” (TNT)

JEREMY IRONS / Alfred Stieglitz – “GEORGIA O’KEEFFE” (Lifetime)

KEVIN KLINE / Cyrano de Bergerac – “GREAT PERFORMANCES: CYRANO de BERGERAC” (PBS)

TOM WILKINSON / Salter – “A NUMBER” (HBO)

 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

JOAN ALLEN / Georgia O’Keeffe – “GEORGIA O’KEEFFE” (Lifetime)

DREW BARRYMORE / Little Edie – “GREY GARDENS” (HBO)

RUBY DEE / Mrs. Harper – “AMERICA” (Lifetime)

JESSICA LANGE / Big Edie – “GREY GARDENS” (HBO)

SIGOURNEY WEAVER / Mary Griffith – “PRAYERS FOR BOBBY” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

SIMON BAKER / Patrick Jane – “THE MENTALIST” (CBS)

BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan – “DEXTER” (Showtime)

JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)

HUGH LAURIE / House – “HOUSE” (FOX)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

PATRICIA ARQUETTE/ Allison Dubois – “MEDIUM” (NBC/CBS)

GLENN CLOSE / Patty Hewes – “DAMAGES” (FX)

MARISKA HARGITAY / Det. Olivia Benson – “LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT” (NBC)

HOLLY HUNTER / Grace Hanadarko – “SAVING GRACE” (TNT)

JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)

KYRA SEDGWICK / Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson – “THE CLOSER” (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott – “THE OFFICE” (NBC)

LARRY DAVID / Himself – “CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM” (HBO)

TONY SHALHOUB / Adrian Monk – “MONK” (USA NETWORK)

CHARLIE SHEEN / Charlie Harper – “TWO AND A HALF MEN” (CBS) 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Samantha Newly – “SAMANTHA WHO?” (ABC)

TONI COLLETTE / Tara Gregor – “UNITED STATES OF TARA” (Showtime)

EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)

TINA FEY / Liz Lemon  – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Christine Campbell – “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THE CLOSER (TNT)

G.W. BAILEY / Lt. Provenza

MICHAEL PAUL CHAN / Lt. Mike Tao

RAYMOND CRUZ / Det. Julio Sanchez

TONY DENISON / Lt. Andy Flynn

ROBERT GOSSETT / Commander Taylor

PHILLIP P. KEENE / Buzz Watson

COREY REYNOLDS / Sgt. David Gabriel

KYRA SEDGWICK / Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

J.K. SIMMONS / Asst. Police Chief Will Pope

JON TENNEY / FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard

DEXTER (Showtime)

PRESTON BAILEY / Cody

JULIE BENZ / Rita Bennett

JENNIFER CARPENTER / Debra Morgan

COURTNEY FORD / Christine

MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan

DESMOND HARRINGTON / Joey Quinn

C.S. LEE / Vince Masuka

JOHN LITHGOW / Arthur Mitchell

RICK PETERS / Elliot

JAMES REMAR / Harry Morgan

CHRISTINA ROBINSON / Astor

LAUREN VÉLEZ / Lt. Maria Laguerta

DAVID ZAYAS / Angel Batista

 THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)

CHRISTINE BARANSKI / Diane Lockhart

JOSH CHARLES / Will Gardner

MATT CZUCHRY / Cary Agos

JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick

ARCHIE PANJABI / Kalinda Sharma

GRAHAM PHILLIPS / Zach Florrick

MacKENZIE VEGA / Grace Florrick

MAD MEN (AMC)

ALEXA ALEMANNI / Allison

BRYAN BATT / Salvatore Romano

JARED S. GILMORE / Bobby Draper

MICHAEL GLADIS / Paul Linsey

JON HAMM / Don Draper

JARED HARRIS / Lane Pryce

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Holloway (Harris)

JANUARY JONES / Betty Draper

VINCENT KARTHEISER / Peter Campbell

ROBERT MORSE / Bertram Cooper

ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson

KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper

JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling

RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane

CHRISTOPHER STANLEY / Henry Francis

AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove

TRUE BLOOD (HBO) 

CHRIS BAUER / Andy Bellefleur

MEHCAD BROOKS / Eggs

ANNA CAMP / Sarah Newlin

NELSAN ELLIS / Lafayette Reynolds

MICHELLE FORBES / Maryann Forrester

MARIANA KLAVENO / Lorena

RYAN KWANTEN / Jason Stackhouse

TODD LOWE / Terry Bellefleur

MICHAEL McMILLIAN / Steve Newlin

STEPHEN MOYER / Bill Compton

ANNA PAQUIN / Sookie Stackhouse

JIM PARRACK / Hoyt Fortenberry

CARRIE PRESTON / Arlene Fowler

WILLIAM SANDERSON / Bud Dearborne

ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Eric Northman

SAM TRAMMELL / Sam Merlotte

RUTINA WESLEY / Tara Thornton

DEBORAH ANN WOLL / Jessica Hamby

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 

30 ROCK (NBC)

SCOTT ADSIT / Pete Hornberger

ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy

KATRINA BOWDEN / Cerie

KEVIN BROWN / Dot Com

GRIZZ CHAPMAN / Grizz

TINA FEY / Liz Lemon

JUDAH FRIEDLANDER / Frank Rossitano

JANE KRAKOWSKI / Jenna Maroney

JOHN LUTZ / Lutz

JACK McBRAYER / Kenneth Parcell

TRACY MORGAN / Tracy Jordan

KEITH POWELL / Toofer

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)

LARRY DAVID / Himself

SUSIE ESSMAN / Susie Greene

JEFF GARLIN / Jeff Greene

CHERYL HINES / Cheryl David

GLEE (FOX)

DIANA AGRON / Quinn Fabray

CHRIS COLFER / Kurt Hummel

PATRICK GALLAGHER / Ken Tanaka

JESSALYN GILSIG / Terri Schuester

JANE LYNCH / Sue Sylvester

JAYMA MAYS / Emma Pillsbury

KEVIN McHALE / Arty Abrams

LEA MICHELE / Rachel Berry

CORY MONTEITH / Finn Hudson

HEATHER MORRIS / Brittany

MATTHEW MORRISON / Will Schuester

AMBER RILEY / Mercedes

NAYA RIVERA / Santana Lopez

MARK SALLING / Puck

HARRY SHUM JR. / Mike Chang

JOSH SUSSMAN / Jacob Ben Israel

DIJON TALTON / Matt Rutherford

IQBAL THEBA / Principal Figgins

JENNA USHKOWITZ / Tina

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett

NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy

SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy

ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett

RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado

ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron

SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

THE OFFICE (NBC)

LESLIE DAVID BAKER / Stanley Hudson

BRIAN BAUMGARTNER / Kevin Malone

CREED BRATTON / Creed Bratton

STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott

JENNA FISCHER / Pam Beesly

KATE FLANNERY / Meredith Palmer

ED HELMS/ Andy Bernard

MINDY KALING / Kelly Kapoor

ELLIE KEMPER / Kellie Erin Hannon

ANGELA KINSEY / Angela Martin

JOHN KRASINSKI / Jim Halpert

PAUL LIEBERSTEIN / Toby Flenderson

B.J. NOVAK / Ryan Howard

OSCAR NUÑEZ / Oscar Martinez

CRAIG ROBINSON / Darryl Philbin

PHYLLIS SMITH / Phillis Lapin-Vance

RAINN WILSON / Dwight Schrute

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

PUBLIC ENEMIES (Universal Pictures)

STAR TREK (Paramount Pictures)

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

24 (FOX)

THE CLOSER (TNT)

DEXTER (Showtime)

HEROES (NBC)

THE UNIT (CBS)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Screen Actors Guild Awards 46th Annual Life Achievement Award

Betty White

16th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS FACT SHEET

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES 

PENÉLOPE CRUZ (2)

FEMALE SUPPORT – “Nine”

CAST – “Nine”

MO’NIQUE (2)               

FEMALE SUPPORT – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

CAST – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” 

CAREY MULLIGAN (2)

FEMALE LEAD – “An Education”

CAST – “An Education”

DIANE KRUGER (2)
FEMALE SUPPORT – “Inglourious Basterds”
CAST – “Inglourious Basterds”

JEREMY RENNER (2)

MALE LEAD – “The Hurt Locker”

CAST – “The Hurt Locker”

GABOUREY SIDIBE (2)

FEMALE LEAD – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

CAST – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

CHRISTOPH WALTZ (2)

MALE SUPPORT – “Inglourious Basterds”

CAST – “Inglourious Basterds”

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS – PRIMETIME TELEVISION 

ALEC BALDWIN  (2)

MALE COMEDY – “30 Rock”

ENSEMBLE COMEDY – “30 Rock” 

STEVE CARELL (2)                                                                       

MALE COMEDY –  “The Office”

ENSEMBLE COMEDY – “The Office”

LARRY DAVID (2)

MALE COMEDY – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

ENSEMBLE COMEDY – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

TINA FEY (2)

FEMALE COMEDY – “30 Rock”

ENSEMBLE COMEDY – “30 Rock”

MICHAEL C. HALL (2)

MALE DRAMA – “Dexter”

ENSEMBLE DRAMA – “Dexter”

JON HAMM (2)

MALE DRAMA – “Mad Men”

ENSEMBLE DRAMA – “Mad Men”

JULIANNA MARGULIES (2)

FEMALE DRAMA – “The Good Wife”

ENSEMBLE DRAMA – “The Good Wife”

KYRA SEDGWICK (2)

FEMALE DRAMA – “The Closer”

ENSEMBLE DRAMA – “The Closer”

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS – 3

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE – 3

UP IN THE AIR – 3

AN EDUCATION – 2

THE HURT LOCKER – 2

INVICTUS – 2

THE LAST STATION – 2

NINE – 2

PRIMETIME TELEVISION PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

30 ROCK – 3

THE CLOSER – 3

DEXTER – 3

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM – 2

THE GOOD WIFE – 2

GREY GARDENS – 2

MAD MEN – 2

THE OFFICE – 2

NOMINATIONS BY STUDIO FOR THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES 

PARAMOUNT PICTURES – 6

THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY – 6

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS – 4

LIONSGATE – 3

UNIVERSAL PICTURES – 3

WARNER BROS. PICTURES – 3

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT – 2

COLUMBIA PICTURES – 1

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES – 1

OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES – 1

NOMINATIONS BY NETWORK FOR PRIMETIME TELEVISION

NBC – 8

CBS – 7

HBO – 7

SHOWTIME- 5

TNT – 5

LIFETIME – 4

ABC – 3

AMC – 3

FOX – 3

FX – 1

PBS – 1

USA NETWORK – 1 

NOMINEE SAG AWARDS® HISTORIES

(Note: “Total” tallies include this year’s nominations) 

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

JEFF BRIDGES / “Crazy Heart”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actor® nominations: 

2004 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Seabiscuit”

2001 – MALE SUPPORT – “The Contender” 

GEORGE CLOONEY / “Up in the Air”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  4

Total Actor® nominations:  11

Previous Actors®: 

1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 – ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES – “ER”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – MALE LEAD – “Michael Clayton”

2006 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Good Night, and Good Luck”

2006 – MALE SUPPORT – “Syriana”

1997, 1996 – MALE DRAMA SERIES – “ER”

1995 – ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES – “ER”

COLIN FIRTH / “A Single Man”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®: 

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Shakespeare in Love”

Previous Actor® nominations:  1

1997 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The English Patient”

MORGAN FREEMAN / “Invictus”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  4

Previous Actors®: 

2005 – MALE SUPPORT – “Million Dollar Baby”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2005 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Million Dollar Baby”

1995 – MALE LEAD – “The Shawshank Redemption”

JEREMY RENNER / “The Hurt Locker”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Hurt Locker”

These are Jeremy Renner’s first Actor® nominations.

 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

SANDRA BULLOCK / “The Blind Side”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actors®:

2006 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Crash”

HELEN MIRREN / “The Last Station”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  4

Total Actor® nominations:  8

Previous Actors®:

2007 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Queen”

2007 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Elizabeth I”  

2002 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Gosford Park”

2002 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Gosford Park”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2004 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone”

2003 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Door to Door”

2000 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “The Passion of Ayn Rand”

CAREY MULLIGAN / “An Education”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “An Education”

These are Carey Mulligan’s first Actor® nominations.

GABOUREY SIDIBE / “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

These are Gabourey Sidibe’s first Actor® nominations.

MERYL STREEP / “Julie & Julia”

Total nominations in this category:  7

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  12

Previous Actors®:

2009 – FEMALE LEAD – “Doubt”

2004 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Angels in America”

Previous Actor® nominations: 

2009 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Doubt”

2007 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Devil Wears Prada”

2003 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Adaptation”

2003 – MOTION PICTURE CAST- “The Hours”

2000 – FEMALE LEAD – “Music of the Heart”

1999 – FEMALE LEAD – “One True Thing”

1997 – MOTION PICTURE CAST- “Marvin’s Room”

1996 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Bridges of Madison County”

1995 – FEMALE LEAD – “The River Wild”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

MATT DAMON / “Invictus”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  5

Previous Actor® nominations: 

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Departed”

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Saving Private Ryan”

1998 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Good Will Hunting”

1998 – MALE LEAD – “Good Will Hunting”

WOODY HARRELSON / “The Messenger”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®: 

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “No Country for Old Men”

Previous Actor® nominations:

1997 – MALE LEAD – “The People vs. Larry Flynt”

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / “The Last Station”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actor® nominations: 

2006 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES  – “Our Fathers”

2002 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “A Beautiful Mind”

STANLEY TUCCI / “The Lovely Bones”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actor® nominations:

1999 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Winchell”

CHRISTOPH WALTZ / “Inglourious Basterds”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Inglourious Basterds”

These are Christoph Waltz’s first Actor® nominations.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

PENÉLOPE CRUZ / “Nine”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

2007 – FEMALE LEAD – “Volver”

VERA FARMIGA / “Up in the Air”

Total nominations in this category:   1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actor® nominations: 

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Departed”

ANNA KENDRICK / “Up in the Air”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is Anna Kendrick’s first Actor® nomination.

DIANE KRUGER / “Inglourious Basterds”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Inglourious Basterds”

These are Diane Kruger’s first Actor® nominations.

MO’NIQUE / “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Concurrent nominations this year:

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

These are Mo’Nique’s first Actor® nominations.

PRIMETIME TELEVISION 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

KEVIN BACON / “Taking Chance”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  5

Previous Actors®: 

1996 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Apollo 13”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Frost/Nixon”

2004 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Mystic River”

1996 – MALE SUPPORT – “Murder in the First”

CUBA GOODING, JR.  / “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®: 

1997 – MALE SUPPORT – “Jerry McGuire”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “American Gangster”  

JEREMY IRONS  / “Georgia O’Keeffe”

Total nominations in this category:  2 

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actors®: 

2007 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Elizabeth I”

KEVIN KLINE / “Great Performances: Cyrano de Bergerac”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®: 

2008 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “As You Like It”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2002 – MALE LEAD – “Life as a House”

TOM WILKINSON / “A Number”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  7

Previous Actors®:

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Shakespeare in Love”

1998 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Full Monty”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “John Adams”

2008 – MALE SUPPORT – “Michael Clayton”

2002 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “In the Bedroom”

2002 – MALE LEAD – “In the Bedroom”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries 

JOAN ALLEN  / “Georgia O’Keeffe”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  4 

Previous Actor® nominations:

2001 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Contender”


1996 – FEMALE LEAD – “Nixon”


1996 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Nixon”


DREW BARRYMORE  / “Grey Gardens”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is Drew Barrymore’s first Actor® nomination.

RUBY DEE  / “America”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®: 

2008 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “American Gangster”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “American Gangster”


Ruby Dee was honored with SAG’s Life Achievement Award with her husband Ossie Davis in 2000.

JESSICA LANGE / “Grey Gardens”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actor® nominations:

1995 – FEMALE LEAD – “Blue Sky”


SIGOURNEY WEAVER / “Prayers for Bobby”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actor® nominations:

1998 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Snow White: A Tale of Terror”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

SIMON BAKER / “The Mentalist”

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1 

This is Simon Baker’s first Actor® nomination.

 BRYAN CRANSTON / “Breaking Bad”

Total nominations in this category:  1 

Total Actor® nominations:  1   

This is Bryan Cranston’s first Actor® nomination.

MICHAEL C. HALL / “Dexter”

Total nominations in this category:  4

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  11

Concurrent nominations this year:

DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Dexter”

Previous Actors®:

2004, 2003 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE- “Six Feet Under”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Dexter”

2009, 2008, 2007 – MALE DRAMA SERIES- “Dexter”

2006, 2005, 2002 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE- “Six Feet Under”

JON HAMM / “Mad Men”

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  6

Concurrent nominations this year:

DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

Previous Actors®:

2009 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2008 – MALE DRAMA SERIES – “Mad Men”

2008 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

HUGH LAURIE / “House”

Total nominations in this category:  5

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  6

Previous Actors®:

2009, 2007 – MALE DRAMA SERIES – “House”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “House”

2008, 2006 – MALE DRAMA SERIES – “House”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

PATRICIA ARQUETTE / “Medium”

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations: 3   

Previous Actor® nominations:

2007, 2006 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “Medium”


GLENN CLOSE / “Damages”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  5

Previous Actors®: 

2005 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “The Lion in Winter”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “Damages”

1998 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “In the Gloaming”

1996 – FEMALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Serving in Silence”

MARISKA HARGITAY / “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Total nominations in this category:  5

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  5

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2007, 2006, 2004 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

HOLLY HUNTER / “Saving Grace”

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®: 0

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2008 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “Saving Grace”

2004  – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Thirteen”

kyra sedgwick / “The Closer”

Total nominations in this category:  5

Previous Actors®: 0

Total Actor® nominations:  9

Concurrent nominations this year:

DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Closer”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “The Closer”

2009, 2008, 2006 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Closer”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin / “30 Rock”

Total nominations in this category: 4

Previous Actors®: 4

Total Actor® nominations: 12

Concurrent nominations this year:

COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

Previous Actors®:

2009 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

2009, 2008, 2007 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “30 Rock”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Departed”

2005 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Aviator”

2004 – MALE SUPPORT – “The Cooler”

2001 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “Nuremberg”

1996 – MALE TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES – “A Streetcar Named Desire”

STEVE CARELL / “The Office”

Total nominations in this category:  4

Previous Actors®:  3

Total Actor® nominations:  9

Concurrent nominations this year:

COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Office”

Previous Actors®:                    

2008, 2007 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Office”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Little Miss Sunshine”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Office”

2009, 2008, 2007 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “The Office”

LARRY DAVID  / “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Total nominations in this category:  2 

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  4

Concurrent nominations this year:

COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2006 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

2006 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

TONY SHALHOUB / “Monk”

Total nominations in this category:  7

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  7

Previous Actors®:

2005, 2004 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “Monk”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2008, 2007, 2003 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “Monk”

CHARLIE SHEEN  / “Two And A Half Men”

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actor® nominations:

2005 – MALE COMEDY SERIES – “Two and a Half Men”

2000 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Being John Malkovich”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / “Samantha Who?”

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®: 0

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actor® Nominations

2009, 2008 – FEMALE COMEDY SERIES – “Samantha Who?”

TONI COLLETTE  / “United States of Tara”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Previous Actors®: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Previous Actors®:

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Little Miss Sunshine”

Previous Actor® Nominations

2003 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Hours”

TINA FEY / “30 Rock”

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®: 3

Total Actor® nominations:  6

Concurrent nominations this year:

COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

Previous Actors®:

2009, 2008 – FEMALE COMEDY SERIES – “30 Rock”

2009 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

Previous Actor® Nominations:

2008 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

EDIE FALCO / “Nurse Jackie”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Previous Actors®:  5

Total Actor® nominations: 14

Previous Actors®:                                                        

2008, 2003, 2000 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “The Sopranos”

2008, 2000 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Sopranos’

Previous Actor® nominations:

2007, 2005, 2002, 2001 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “The Sopranos”

2007, 2005, 2002, 2001 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE – “The Sopranos”

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / “The new adventures of old christine”

Total nominations in this category:  7

Previous Actors®: 5

Total Actor® nominations:  11

Previous Actors®:

1998, 1997 – FEMALE COMEDY SERIES – “Seinfeld”

1998, 1997, 1995 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Seinfeld”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2007 – FEMALE COMEDY SERIES – “The New Adventures of Old Christine”

1995, 1996, 1999 – FEMALE COMEDY SERIES – “Seinfeld”

1996 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE – “Seinfeld”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THE CLOSER

Total nominations in this category:  4

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  4

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009, 2008, 2006 –  DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE 

DEXTER

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:   2

Previous Actor® nominations:

2009 –  DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE

THE GOOD WIFE

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is the “The Good Wife” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination.

MAD MEN

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®:

2009 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE

TRUE BLOOD

Total nominations in this category; 1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is the “True Blood” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination.

 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 ROCK

Total nominations in this category:  3

Previous Actors®: 1

Total Actor® nominations:  3

Previous Actors®

2009 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

Previous Actor® nominations:

2008 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

Total nominations in this category:  2

Previous Actors®:  0

Total Actor® nominations:  2

Previous Actor® nominations:

2006 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

GLEE

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is the “Glee” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination.

MODERN FAMILY

Total nominations in this category:  1

Total Actor® nominations:  1

This is the “Modern Family” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination.

THE OFFICE

Total nominations in this category:  4

Previous Actors®:  2

Total Actor® nominations:  4

Previous Actors®:

2008, 2007 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

Previous Actor® nominations

2009 – COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

24

Total Stunt Ensemble nominations:  2

Previous Stunt Ensemble Honors: 2008

THE CLOSER

Total Stunt Ensemble nominations:  2

Previous Stunt Ensemble nominations:  2009

DEXTER

This is the “Dexter” stunt ensemble’s first nomination.

HEROES

Total Stunt Ensemble nominations:  3

Previous Stunt Ensemble Honors:  2009

Previous Stunt Ensemble nominations:  2008

THE UNIT

Total Stunt Ensemble nominations:  3

Previous Stunt Ensemble nominations:  2008, 2009

For more information visit http://www.sagawards.org/ or http://www.sag.org/

Editor Note: Congratulations to all and Good Luck.

BETTY WHITE HONORED WITH 2009 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

September 23, 2009 by  
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BETTY46th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Los Angeles, California – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced on September 15, beloved comedienne, pioneering television producer, host, author and animal advocate Betty White, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious accolade—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. White will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®”, which premieres live on TNT and TBS Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

In making today’s announcement, Screen Actors Guild National President Alan Rosenberg said, “Whether creating some of television’s most indelible characters, plunging into film roles with joyous gusto or perfecting the art of the quip as a television panelist and host, Betty White has entertained audiences with her impeccable comic timing and remarkable wit for more than sixty years. Her lifelong devotion to the welfare of animals, manifest in her work as an author, producer and philanthropist, is further evidence of her tremendous humanity and meaningful contributions in so many important areas. Screen Actors Guild is honored to celebrate Betty White’s extraordinary achievements over the course of an exemplary life.”

On the morning she was asked to accept Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, White was headed to the set of the Disney feature “You Again,” starring Kristen Bell (as her granddaughter), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Kristin Chenowith. Earlier this summer, White played Ryan Reynold’s scene-stealing Grandma Annie in the chart-topping Sandra Bullock romantic comedy “The Proposal.” She is currently heard in theatres voicing the elderly Yoshie in Oscar-winner Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adventure “Ponyo.”

Betty Marion White was born January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Ill., the only child of Horace, an electrical engineer, and Tess, a housewife. The family moved to California when White was 2. After graduating Beverly Hills High School, White made her professional debut at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre and landed parts in such popular radio shows as “Blondie,” “The Great Gildersleeve” and “This Is Your FBI.” Her first radio program, “The Betty White Show,” followed. Her big break came in 1949, when she joined Al Jarvis’ five-and-a-half-hour, six-days-a-week live KLAC-TV variety show, “Hollywood on Television.” Starting out as Jarvis’ “Girl Friday,” White inherited the show’s hosting duties for two more years when Jarvis left in 1952.

The same year she formed Bandy Productions with producer Don Fedderson and writer George Tibbles. Spinning off characters from a “Hollywood on Television” sketch, they created the domestic comedy “Life with Elizabeth,” White received her first of six Emmys. Syndication brought the program to national audiences through the mid-’50s. The series made White one of only a few women with creative control before and behind the camera in television’s early years. White went on to produce and host a daily NBC talk/variety skein “The Betty White Show,” garnering a Daytime Emmy nomination. Her second situation comedy, “A Date with the Angels,” premiered in 1957, then evolved into another eponymous comedy/variety showcase.

White’s sly ribald humor made her an audience favorite on the late-night circuit, not only matching wits with Jack Paar (more than 70 appearances) Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson (including many “Mighty Carson Art Players” performances) but also subbing for all three as guest host. Her clever spontaneity also earned her spots on numerous game and talk shows, such as “The Match Game,” “To Tell the Truth,” “I’ve Got A Secret” “Liar’s Club” and especially “Password,” whose host Allen Ludden she married in 1963 after a persistent two-year courtship.

When White and Ludden’s pals, actor Mary Tyler Moore and her producer/husband Grant Tinker, were casting about for a cloyingly sweet “Betty White-type” to guest star on their hit “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” they ultimately decided to go with the real deal. White’s 1973 guest shot as the saccharinely catty, man-hungry “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens was White’s entrée into one of television’s most iconic ensembles. The role relaunched White’s acting career and earned her back-to-back supporting actress Emmy and then a fourth Emmy nomination.

After the series’ historic final episode in 1977, MTM created “The Betty White Show,” with White playing the second-rate star of a TV police drama. After its brief run, White guest-starred in the miniseries “The Place to Be” (1979) and such telefilms as “With this Ring,” (1978) “Before and After” (1979) and “The Gossip Columnist,” (1980), before breaking ground as TV’s first female game show host on NBC’s “Just Men.” Drawing on the lascivious persona perfected as Sue Ann Nivens, White earned the first and only Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Host awarded to a female emcee. A second Daytime Emmy nomination followed in 1984.

1983 also saw White begin a three-year recurring stint on Vicki Lawrence’s “Mama’s Family,” reprising the role of social climber Ellen Harper Jackson she’d created in sketches on “The Carol Burnett Show” in the early ‘70s.

In 1985, at 63, White began what became the most lauded role of her career, the sweetly naïve Minnesotan Rose Nylund on NBC’s Saturday night hit “The Golden Girls.” White, along with co-stars Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty and Rue McClanahan, proved that great comedy transcended age, as did the series’ stellar ratings and countless honors including, for White, a first-year lead actress Emmy, six subsequent nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. She was to reprise the role of Rose on three other series: “Empty Nest” (1989, 1992), “Nurses” (1991) and “The Golden Palace” (1992–93).

In 1991 White starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in the romantic NBC telefilm “Chance of a Lifetime” and subsequently shone in a variety of series, including with Bob Newhart in “Bob” (1993) and as Marie Osmond’s mother in “Maybe This Time” (1995). She won her fourth Emmy for her guest starring self-caricature on “The John Larroquette Show” (1996) and earned more Emmy nominations for guest roles on “Suddenly Susan” (1997) and “Yes, Dear” (2003). She played Alfred Molina’s mother in “Ladies Man” from 1991-2001 and recurred in “That 70’s Show” in 2002-2003. A 2007 TV Land Awards parody entitled “Ugly Betty White” led to a subsequent guest appearance as herself on the spoof’s target, “Ugly Betty,” with White going head-to-head over a taxi with Vanessa Williams’ Wilhelmina Slater. Other television guest appearances include “St. Elsewhere,” “The Ellen Show,” “Everwood,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Joey” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She has voiced animated characters on “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill,” “The Wild Thornberrys” “Father of the Pride” and “Family Guy” and in the feature “Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale.” White’s more recent films for television include “Annie’s Point” in 2005 for the Hallmark Channel, “Stealing Christmas” in 2003 for USA “The Retrievers” in 2001 for Animal Planet,

With “The Practice” in 2004, White once again turned one-shot casting into gold. Her guest turn as conniving blackmailer Catherine Piper led not only to another Emmy nomination but also to a recurring return for White as Catherine on the subsequent David E. Kelley series “Boston Legal” (2005–2008). In 1999, White had guest-starred for Kelley on “Ally McBeal,” earning an American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a Television Series, and starred in his horror-film send-up “Lake Placid.” Her 2009 guest performance as the Crazy Witch Lady on “My Name is Earl” earned White her eighteenth Emmy nomination.

White returned to the big screen in 2003 in the comedy “Bringing Down the House,” opposite Steve Martin and Queen Latifah and appeared in this year’s “Love N’ Dancing.”Earlier films include “Hard Rain” (1998) with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; “Dennis the Menace Strikes Again,” (1998), playing Mrs. Wilson opposite Don Rickles; and Rob Reiner’s “The Story of Us.” (1999)

In December 2006, White joined the daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Ann Douglas, long-lost mother of matriarch Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery). She has appeared 19 times since, most recently in October 2008.

White narrated network telecasts of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade from 1954 to 1974 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 10 years.

Honors have been bestowed on White throughout her career. In 1976 she was awarded the Pacific Pioneers in Broadcasting Golden Ike Award and the GeniI Award from the American Women in Radio and TV. She was honored with the American Comedy Award for Funniest Female in 1987 and their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. In 1995 she was inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. In 2006 she was profiled by the Paley Center for Media as part of their “She Made It” initiative honoring women creating television and radio. In August of 2009 she received a Career Achievement Award from the Television Critics Association. She was presented with a Disney Legends Award on September 10, 2009.

White’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame rests adjacent to that of her late husband Allen Ludden, who sadly succumbed to cancer in 1981.

White’s devotion to the health and welfare of animals has been a passion since childhood. She is president emeritus of the Morris Animal Foundation and has been a trustee since 1971. She first learned about the Foundation’s support of research studies to protect, treat and cure animals while creating, producing and hosting “The Pet Set,” the 1970-71 syndicated series featuring celebrities and their pets. She received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award in 1987. A member of the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974, she served as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years. In February 2066 White was honored by the City of Los Angeles with a bronze plaque placed next to the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo naming her “Ambassador to the Animals” for her life-long work for animal welfare. In 2007 Western University Veterinary School awarded her an honorary “Doctor of Humane Veterinary Sciences.”

Three of her five books directly connect to this passion: “Betty White’s Pet Love: How Pets Take Care of Us” (1983) and two co-authored with Tom Sullivan: “The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story“ (1991) and “Together: A Story of Shared Vision” (2008). She published her first autobiography, “Betty White in Person,” in 1987, which was followed by “Here We Go Again: My Life in Television” in 1995. That life continues to unfold new chapters.

“The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production. More information is available online at www.sagawards.org.

About Screen Actors Guild:

Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 120,000 actors who work in film and digital theatrical motion pictures, television programs, commercials, video games, music videos, industrials and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is available online at www.sag.org.

About TBS:
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as “My Boys,” “The Bill Engvall Show,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns,” as well as the upcoming “Neighbors from Hell”; late-night series like the upcoming “Lopez Tonight,” starring George Lopez and “The Very Funny Show,” hosted by Tim Meadows; hot contemporary comedies like “The Office,” “My Name is Earl,” “Family Guy” and “Seinfeld”; specials like “Funniest Commercials of the Year”; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago and Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

About Turner Network Television:
Turner Network Television (TNT), one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama “The Closer,” starring Kyra Sedgwick; “Saving Grace,” starring Holly Hunter; “Raising the Bar,” with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; “Leverage,” starring Timothy Hutton; “HawthoRNe,” with Jada Pinkett Smith; and “Dark Blue” starring Dylan McDermott. TNT also presents such powerful dramas, such as “Bones,” “Cold Case,” “Law & Order,” “Without a Trace,” “ER” and “Charmed”; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the “Screen Actors Guild Awards®”; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is available in high-definition.

About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.:
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Betty White photo courtesy of Screen Actors Guild and SAG Awards.