January 3, 2019
Film & TV fans can bid to win seats along the famous carpet to benefit the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 3, 2019) – The SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is now open at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 85 bleacher seats from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the 25th Anniversary SAG Awards® Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Since this is the SAG Awards Silver Anniversary, the walk from the limousine drop-off to the showroom will be on a Silver Carpet instead of the traditional red, thanks to official pre-show sponsor and SAG-AFTRA Foundation donor, Reynolds Wrap®. Winners of Special VIP Bleacher Seats will see this for themselves, since positioning includes front row seats across from the photographers and cameras, as well as across from entertainment news platforms. Bleacher seat guests will be required to wear black and white cocktail attire. The auction closes Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Proceeds from the SAG Awards Holiday Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online, the interactive children’s literacy website that attracts more than 6 million global views each month. The auction also supports the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, Catastrophic Health Fund, Emergency Assistance and Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA artists and their families.
The final auction in the annual series of online fundraisers is the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, scheduled to begin on Friday, January 25 and run through February 4. Featured items donated by this year’s nominees and presenters will include autographed scripts, posters, wardrobes and props. Opportunities to visit sets will also be offered, as well as experiential packages from studios, sponsors and entertainment media outlets.
About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. For more than 33 years, the Foundation has granted more than $19.8 million in financial and medical assistance, disaster relief and scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the nonprofit has offered 8,350 free educational workshops, panels and classes SAG-AFTRA artists nationwide. Further, its Emmy Award nominated children’s literacy program Storyline Online has brought the love of reading to more than 225 million children worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies entirely on grants, sponsorships and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and resources, and is the benefitting charity of the annual SAG Awards. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.
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About the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and nationally simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, followed by a special encore presentation at 11 p.m. (ET) /8 p.m. (PT). TNT and TBS subscribers also have the option to watch the SAG Awards live through the network’s websites, mobile apps and connected device apps. The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.
Prior to the telecast, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT, the honorees for outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances will be revealed during the official live pre-show PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Red Carpet Live: 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards annually celebrates the outstanding motion picture and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.
Thumbnails of the photos and graphics available for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are at sagawards.org/media/newsinfo/photos-and-artwork.
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