TCM Pays Tribute to the Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Dec 2, 2008


In celebration of the 15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®, airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 25, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two Fridays in January to honor past Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement honorees, as well as this year’s recipient, James Earl Jones.


On Friday, Jan. 16, the network will showcase four previous SAG Life Achievement honorees:  Audrey Hepburn and James Garner in The Children’s Hour (1961) at 8 p.m., Kirk Douglas in The War Wagon (1967) at 10 p.m. and Elizabeth Taylor in Elephant Walk (1954) at midnight.

James Earl Jones, the newest SAG Life Achievement honoree, will be featured in interstitial interviews Friday, Jan. 23, when TCM presents three of his films.  The night will include Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963), Jones’ film debut, at 8 p.m.; The Great White Hope (1970), which earned Jones a Golden Globe® and an Oscar® nomination, at 10 p.m.; and the South African-set drama Cry the Beloved Country (1995), which earned Jones a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, at midnight.

15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS – Live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 25

One of the industry’s most respected award presentations, the 15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS will honor performances from 2008 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the unique Ensemble Awards.

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