FIJI Water to Return as the Official Water of the SAG Awards®
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 04, 2013) – For the third consecutive year, FIJI Water will serve as the official water for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® to honor the year’s best performances as well as celebrate the charitable work of actors and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. FIJI Water, the number one imported bottled water, will be served on the red carpet with custom, reusable and BPA-free FIJI Straws. FIJI will also be featured on the dinner tables during the televised award show ceremony and served at the official SAG Awards Gala co-hosted by PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). FIJI Water will once again be a donor to the SAG Foundation’s children’s literacy and actor assistance programs.
FIJI Water has established itself among the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle communities, with continued presence at select high-profile events annually including major award shows, international film festivals and New York Fashion Week. Drawn from a protected, underground aquifer on the Fijian island of Viti Levu, FIJI Water, with its unique mineral profile and signature soft taste, is bottled directly at the source, ensuring that it is untouched. FIJI features naturally occurring silica and electrolytes, which creates the soft mouthfeel and distinctive taste that appeals to discerning consumers and top chefs.
“FIJI Water is thrilled to partner with the Screen Actors Guild again this year and showcase 'Earth’s Finest Water' throughout this very special night,” said David Ricanati, President, FIJI Water. “We are very proud to celebrate the best performances of the year and support the goodwill of the SAG Foundation and Hollywood community.”
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. These award-winning programs include SAG Foundation BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), through which 2,200 union performers read to over 60,000 children monthly in classrooms nationwide, and Storyline Online, the interactive literacy website that attracts over 2 million views each month. The SAG Foundation is a national non-profit organization, independent of SAG-AFTRA, and relies solely on grants, corporate sponsorships and individual donations to maintain its programs and create new ones. For more information, visit sagfoundation.org.
Nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be unveiled on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The announcement will be telecast live on TNT at 9 a.m. (ET) / 6 a.m. (PT) and webcast live on tntdrama.com and tbs.com. Prior to the announcement, this year's stunt ensemble nominees will be revealed during a live webcast at 8:50 a.m. (ET) / 5:50 a.m. (PT).
Actor® recipients will be announced at the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 18, 2014, simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). A primetime encore presentation will follow immediately on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT). A live stream of the SAG Awards can also be viewed online through the TBS and TNT websites, as well as through the Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV provider user name and password in order to view the live stream.)
Preceding the SAG Awards® ceremony will be the annual tntdrama.com and tbs.com Red Carpet 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).
FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the number one imported bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, 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 50 countries. Part of the Roll Global LLC family of companies, FIJI Water supports environmental efforts around the world and in its own backyard through membership in 1% for the Planet. To discover "Earth’s Finest Water," please visit www.fijiwater.com, like FIJI Water on Facebook, or follow FIJI Water on Twitter.