Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

All presenters at the SAG Awards will be women

All presenters at the SAG Awards will be women

According to SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell, the decision to have all-female presenters is a response to the recent sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Hollywood, engulfing some of the most powerful actors and producers in the entertainment industry.

Actor Margot Robbie arrives for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S. April 25, 2017.

The show will air live on January 21.

Meanwhile, the likes of Blige (Mudbound), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Anderson (Black-ish) and Aziz Ansari (Master of None) were recognized for their outstanding work in the respective categories for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

It was revealed earlier this month that Kristen Bell was named the show's first-ever host.

'They don't have creative equality, and as we have learned, they don't have safety either, ' Connell said.

But it wasn't only famous faces who spoke out against the unfair treatment of women - thousands of women shared their stories with the #MeToo hashtag on social media.

Holly Hunter earned the second SAG nomination in the supporting performance category for "The Big Sick", which will show December 15-17 on the big screen at Asheville Pizza and Brewing on Merrimon Avenue.

The ceremony details were disclosed the same day that SAG announced the nominations for the 2018 awards.

Fellow multiple Globe nominees shut out by SAG include The Greatest Showman, Dunkirk (save for a stunt nomination) and All the Money in the World, which may not have been screened for the SAG Awards nominating committee due to last-minute reshoots.

Connell said the idea came from a conversation with her daughter after attending the Women's March in January.

For all of the accomplishments of women in Hollywood, only one - Kathryn Bigelow - has ever won an Oscar for best director.

Three Billboards, Lady Bird, Big Little Lies and Stranger Things were among the leaders of this year's nominees, which were announced on Wednesday. "We don't create them", Connell said. "Women stepped forward in such a huge way in this a year ago..."

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