The Latest: Megan Mullally kicks off SAG Awards with jokes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (all times local):
Megan Mullally has kicked off the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with a shout-out to several nominees, including Lady Gaga.
Mullally told Gaga, “Honey, you are crushing it.” The “Will & Grace” star joked that in addition to her nominated role in “A Star Is Born,” and having a successful Las Vegas residency, she also does her eyeliner.
The show kicked off with its traditional collection of actors discussing their craft, including Mike Myers, Yara Shahidi and Geoffrey Owens, the “Cosby Show” actor who said his side job working at Trader Joe’s has actually worked out pretty well.
Mullally is hosting the two-hour show, which airs live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
“Black Panther” and “GLOW” are early winners, taking home the best stunt ensemble awards for film and television, respectively.
“Black Panther” and the Netflix series “GLOW” have won Screen Actor Guild awards for their stunt performers.
The awards were announced Sunday on the ceremony’s silver carpet before the main show begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The Marvel superhero flick “Black Panther” is also up for the best film ensemble award, the evening’s top honor.
Similarly, “GLOW” is nominated in the best comedy series category. The Netflix series tells the story of a female wrestling league in the 1980s.
The 25th annual SAG Awards will be presented Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The ceremony will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS.
Alan Alda will receive the Life Achievement Award during the telecast.
“Black Panther” and “BlacKkKlansman” are among the films vying for the top prize at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The SAG Awards are one of the most reliable bellwethers of the Academy Awards, but several of this year’s top Oscar contenders failed to land a best ensemble nomination.
The two leading Oscar nominees — “Roma” and “The Favourite” — were bypassed by the actors guild for a field that also includes “A Star Is Born,” ”Crazy Rich Asians” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” ”The Favourite” has earned nods for its three lead actresses, but “Roma” was shut out entirely.
The SAGs also have something the Oscars don’t: a host. Megan Mullally will emcee the show from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. TNT and TBS will broadcast the show live beginning at 8 p.m. EST.