The Screen Actors Guild Awards Will Be Female-Dominated

The SAG Awards are happening next month, and they’ve announced that it will be female-dominated, including the shows first ever host.

By nowproducerdave on December 14, 2017
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And they’re even having a woman, Kristen Bell, who not only is the first woman to host the show, but the first host in general for the show – they’ve never had an actual host before, just presenters of the awards.

And speaking of award presenters, all 15 of the awards they give, will be presented by women. That number includes 2 awards given for stunts, which will also be given out by women, but will happen before cameras start rolling.

The executive producer of the show is Kathy Connell. She says the idea came to her when she attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. back in January. Then it was just an idea, but throughout the year as more stories about sexual misconduct broke out in Hollywood, she says “The idea gained new urgency,” before saying “I want to salute women who are coming forward to speak at a very difficult time about very difficult subjects at great risk to themselves.”

Host Kristen Bell says “An awards show is not as serious as the conversation deserves to be. And this night will celebrate women more than any other SAG Awards has, and possibly more than any other awards show has.”

Kristen also added this statement: “I’m not the first female host, I’m the first host. The fact that a female was chosen to be the first one means my genitals become irrelevant.”

Will you be watching?


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