Peter Facinelli and Vitalie Taittinger to Open the 19th Annual SAG Awards® Red Carpet with a Champagne Taittinger Toast
SAG Awards® to be Simulcast Sunday, Jan. 27 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2013) – Peter Facinelli, SAG Awards® ensemble nominee for "Nurse Jackie," will join Vitalie Taittinger, artistic director of Champagne Taittinger, to open the red carpet at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today. The annual Champagne Taittinger toast marks the opening of the ceremony and will be Vitalie Taittinger’s second appearance as Champagne Taittinger’s global spokesperson.
The SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore presentation will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT)
Facinelli, who portrays Dr. Fitch Cooper on “Nurse Jackie,” received his first SAG Award nomination in 2005 as a member of the HBO drama series “Six Feet Under” ensemble. “Twilight” fans know him as Carlisle Cullen, a role he played in all five of the blockbuster series’ films.
Champagne Taittinger’s global ambassador, Vitalie Taittinger, is the Champagne house’s Artistic Director. A trained artist, Vitalie develops and enhances the image of Champagne Taittinger through its visual identity, design and strategic communications. Vitalie is pleased to be co-hosting the Champagne Taittinger toast at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. “Elegance, beauty, and passion define Champagne Taittinger and make the SAG Awards such a dazzling night. We are thrilled to toast to actors as their gifted performances have the power to move and inspire, like Champagne,” Taittinger says.
Champagne Taittinger is celebrating its 13th year toasting film and television at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Champagne Taittinger’s Brut La Française NV will be served to attending entertainment industry luminaries. Champagne Taittinger is the only Grand Marque Champagne house owned and run by a father, son and daughter team – 5th generation eponymous descendants of the original founding family.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.
Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT).
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The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards press kit and nominees scorecard are now available for download at sagawards.org/media-pr/press-kit.