Harry Shum Jr. Named Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Harry Shum Jr. Named Ambassador for the
25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards®


The SAG Awards Silver Anniversary Ceremony will be simulcast live on
Sunday, January 27, 2019 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT) 

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 11, 2018) – The talented Harry Shum Jr. has been named Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards®. In this role, he will participate in various SAG Awards® pre-show events, share his insider’s view using social media and, during the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show webcast, announce the film and television stunt ensembles who are honored for their outstanding action performances.

Fans can look to Shum to post SAG Awards news and behind-the-scenes impressions of the production during the crucial days leading up to the show. Shum is slated to attend the Pouring of the coveted Actor® statuette, the “Cocktails with the SAG Awards” media day as well as share his experiences getting ready for and attending the ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. first came to prominence on the hit series Glee as “Mike Chang,” a student who finds himself torn between love both of football and of the socially disastrous Glee Club. He is a former SAG Award winner for “Ensemble in a Comedy Series” for his work on Glee, and a four-time nominee. In 2018 he won over audiences as “Charlie Wu” in Warner Bros.’ box office hit Crazy Rich Asians, his fourth collaboration with director Jon M. Chu, and he is tipped to have the new major romantic arc in the sequels. 

Shum won the People’s Choice Award for Male TV Star of 2018 thanks to a deeply engaged fan base that organized a write-in campaign to support him for his work as “Magnus Bane” on Shadowhunters, based on the bestselling YA fantasy series The Mortal Instruments.  The third and final season of Shadowhunters airs February 25, 2019. 

Shum’s other credits include a leading role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny for Netflix, a leading role in Revenge of the Green Dragons executive produced by Martin Scorsese for A24, a leading role in the upcoming Escape Plan 3 opposite Sylvester Stallone for Lionsgate, and the YouTube Red series Single by 30

About the SAG Awards® Nominations

(Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean's Eight) and Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black, the upcoming Bad Hair) will announce the nominees for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The nominations announcement will be carried live on TNT, TBS, truTV, tntdrama.com/sag-awards, truTV.com and sagawards.org at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT). The Actor® Nominations also can be viewed via TNT’s Facebook, Twitter @TNTdramaand YouTube channels and TBS’s Facebook, Twitter @tbsnetwork and YouTube channels.

Thumbnails of the photos and graphics available for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are at sagawards.org/media/newsinfo/photos-and-artwork.

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