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Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award at the...

Jan 17, 2017

The trio will reunite Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 on TNT and TBS’s live SAG Awards® telecast

 

LOS ANGELES (Jan. xx, 2017) – Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsÒ, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Tomlin's accepting SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade from her two long-time friends, a trio beloved as the co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit 9 to 5, will be a highlight of the annual SAG Awards® ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT). 


A Friendship Forged in Film

9 to 5 is now number 74 on American Film Institute's list of “100 Funniest American Movies of All Time." When the film was shot, Fonda and Tomlin were friends who had already received numerous honors for their acting achievements. It was Parton’s first feature film role, but she was a veteran of live and television performances as herself, an award-winning musician and writer. She also wrote, performed and received dozens of awards for the movie’s title song.

The three legendary artists, each of whom has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, have remained close friends since that catalyst film. Fonda and Tomlin joined forces again as stars and executive producers of the current Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The success of the show led to both being honored this year with Actor® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, along with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for Tomlin. Grace and Frankie returns for its third season in May 2017 


Jane Fonda

A two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner (for Klute and Coming Home) and five-time nominee (for The Morning After, On Golden Pond, The China Syndrome, Julia and They Shoot Horses Don't They) Fonda was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda was first honored with a SAG Award nomination in 2014 as a member of the motion picture cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which she portrayed Nancy Reagan.

For three seasons Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. More recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her stunning performance in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Fonda is also known for revolutionizing the fitness industry with videos, books and audio recordings; her 1982 Jane Fonda’s Workout remains the top grossing home video of all time.

For more information, visit janefonda.com as well as janefonda on Facebook, @janefonda on Twitter, and janefondatv on YouTube. 


Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s multitude of accolades include a Kennedy Center Honor, eight Country Music Association Awards (including Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), seven Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of her awards honor the title song she wrote and recorded for the 9 to 5 soundtrack. Parton followed that hit film with starring roles in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982); Rhinestone (1984); Steel Magnolias (1989); and Straight Talk (1992). Most recently she starred in and executive produced Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) for NBC. Parton also released Pure & Simple, her seventh album to debut at No. 1, and The Complete Trio Collection, capping the popular series she shares with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Parton has the distinction of writing the only song to have topped the charts three times: "I Will Always Love You.” She has taken more than 20 songs to No. 1, has written two successful books plus a cookbook, and has also launched and runs the non-profit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children in participating communities in 44 states with a book each month from birth until age five.

For more information, visit dollyparton.com as well as @dollyparton on Instagram and her non-profit dollysimaginationlibrary on Facebook.


Lily Tomlin, 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient

Lily Tomlin – whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG Life Achievement Award is the latest in Tomlin's extraordinary collection of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys® (including this year's Lead Comedy Actress nomination), numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony® Awards, a Grammy®, a Writers Guild of America Award, this year’s SAG Awards nomination, and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film. That Tomlin embodies the SAG Life Achievement Award’s "finest ideals of the acting profession" is amply celebrated by these and her numerous other professional and philanthropic commendations.

Tomlin has been a cherished star in the entertainment firmament since she joined the groundbreaking television series Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in 1969, when it was rated the No. 1 show and watched by over 25 percent of all American television viewers. She and the colony of characters she created have continued to evolve, grow, deepen and adapt to this day, as Tomlin expresses her talents in nearly all forms of media.

Tomlin can currently be seen starring opposite fellow executive producer Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie, in which two mismatched women become friends as they reinvent themselves after their husbands decide to marry each other.

Further information on Tomlin and the SAG Life Achievement Award can be found in the SAG Awards press kit: http://sagawards.org/media-pr/press-kit. Also visit lilytomlin.com.


About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,546. 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.

Requests for photos and graphics for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should be addressed to awardsphotos@sagawards.org.

 

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23rd Annual SAG Awards® Corporate Partners

Jan 3, 2017

23rd Annual SAG Awards® Corporate Partners
Step Up to Support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 03, 2017) – United Airlines, Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Champagne Taittinger, Subaru, L'Oréal Paris, FIJI Water and DOVE® Chocolate are among the dedicated corporate partners joining with the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams announced today.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

“The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has been the patron of artists for more than 30 years, and it would not have been possible without the annual support of the SAG Awards and our generous and committed corporate partners,” Williams said.  “Our corporate partners understand the power of storytelling and how it informs and shapes our culture, and they believe it is critical to support the artists who do the work to perform, share and convey these stories. Our partners value the artists we serve and the children’s literacy programs we produce. We could not be more appreciative or heartened by these partnerships, and as always, we look forward to continuing and building upon them.”

These corporate partners contribute in two valuable ways. They have made financial donations to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and many of them opt to enhance the SAG Awards and the Post-Awards Gala with gifts in kind.

The SAG Awards is proud of how many of its partners return year after year. United Airlines, for example, has been the official airline of the SAG Awards from the very beginning of the televised event in 1995. Its sponsorship is an example of United’s commitment to inspiring creativity, engaging local communities to make a difference, and connecting people in more than just a literal way.

This is the 21st year in a row that Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) are the hosts of the official Post-Awards Gala, honoring the charitable efforts of actors in their communities and making an annual donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, maintaining a tradition that began in 1997. This philanthropic practice also helped make possible the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Center in New York, where the Voiceover Lab bears the name of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The famous SAG Awards red carpet will officially open with a toast of Champagne Taittinger, as it has every year since 2001. The distinguished vintners also complement the Gala with bottles of elegant bubbly, specially chosen from their famous caves. Champagne Taittinger has expanded its long-standing support for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation by sponsoring a new initiative this year. As actors enter the SAG Awards showroom they will be asked to sign a Methuselah bottle of Champagne Taittinger. For every signature Taittinger will contribute additional funds for the Foundation’s critical Emergency Assistance program, which supports actors and their families in times of urgent need.

Subaruhas been a partner and on-air sponsor since 2004. This year, the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza® will mark the entrance to the red carpet, accompanied by signage announcing Subaru of America, Inc.’s proud support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

L’Oreal Paris is another long-standing sponsor. Since 2007, L’Oréal Paris has been part of the SAG Awards, the official Post-Awards Gala and the televised experience. Through this sponsorship, L’Oréal Paris continues to empower every woman who aspires to experience the glamour of the red carpet. On a more immediate level, the brand’s experts are on hand during the evening to assist attendees and guests with any desired touch-ups.

FIJI Water, the number one premium bottled water in the United States, returns for the sixth year as the official water of the SAG Awards and Post-Show Gala. FIJI® Water is natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu, in the archipelago islands of Fiji. Known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, FIJI Water is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 60 countries.

DOVE® Chocolate joins this distinguished group for the first time this year. As part of its partnership, the brand will provide its signature silky smooth DOVE® Chocolate PROMISES® throughout the 23rd SAG Awards. DOVE® Chocolate oversees every single step in the bean to bar chocolate-making process — from responsibly sourcing and selecting the best cocoa beans to carefully roasting the beans using techniques rooted in European heritage. DOVE® has partnered with CARE®, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to empower female farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and to improve their voice in financial decisions.

SAG-AFTRA members contribute time, talent and funding toward the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s endeavors as part of their work with charitable causes. By choosing to sponsor the SAG Awards, these partners prove they understand how important the ceremony on TNT or TBS is to their companies' values, and that they realize the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s initiatives make important contributions to performers, their families, and to society at large.

About the SAG-AFTRA FoundationThe 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 signature children’s literacy programs. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has granted more than $18 million in financial and medical assistance, including $7 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the nonprofit has offered 7,000 free educational workshops, panels and classes to actors, broadcasters, recording artists and more performing artists nationwide. In addition, its award-winning children’s literacy programs, Storyline Online and BookPALS, have brought the love of reading to more than 190 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 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

Prior to the televised ceremony, the stunt ensemble honorees will be announced during the SAG Awards Live Red Carpet Pre-Show webcast.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which last year numbered 121,546. 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.

Requests for photos and graphics for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should be addressed to awardsphotos@sagawards.org

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Website: sagawards.org
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Google +: google.com/+SAGawards/
Instagram: instagram.com/sagawards/
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Blog: blog.sagawards.org

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