SAG Awards To Feature Only Female Presenters For The First Time
The Screen Actors Guide nominations were announced yesterday. It was also announced that for the first time, the ceremony’s 13 acting awards will be presented exclusively by women.
Kristen Bell (star of Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas) has also been confirmed as its first-ever host.
Although the names of the presenters haven’t been announced, Kathy Connell the executive producers said that the idea to feature all-female presenters came from a conversation with her daughter after attending the Women’s march in January.
She also had this to say about the decision.
“So many of our women have been very, very brave, as have other women in other industries this year and we thought it was an opportunity to salute our women because it’s not just about one issue. Our women are very famous and yet they face the issues that women across this country do, which is they don’t have equality in income. They don’t have creative equality. And they have the same kind of safety issues that other women have been facing. We just thought we wanted to acknowledge as many wonderful women on our stage this year as we could, while we’re celebrating the best performances by women and men of the year.”
However, men will still participate in the ceremony and take the stage when they win awards. The SAG Awards ceremony will be held on January 21, 2018.