Friday, January 22, 2016

TNT and TBS expand digital and social media experience for 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

TNT and TBS Expand Digital and Social Media Experience for
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

SAG Awards® Red Carpet Pre-Showto Stream Live on
Saturday, Jan. 30, Beginning at 6 p.m. (ET)/3p.m. (PT)

Social Media Ambassador and Team of Influencers, Artists, Illustrators and More
To Provide Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Access to Star-Studded Ceremony Using #sagawards

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls Initiative on Twitter #SmartGirlsAsk to be Featured on the Red Carpet

TNT and TBS are set to expand the digital and social media experience surrounding the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, making this year's ceremony the most digitally connected yet. As in past years, the networks are once again teaming up with to present a live webcast of theSAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show, leading into of the live simulcast of the SAG Awards® from the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 30. The networks will also have a team of social media influencers to provide behind-the-scenes play-by-play before and during the ceremony using #sagawards. Added to the mix this year will be Amy Poehler's Smart Girls initiative – #SmartGirlsAsk – a partnership with Twitter that aims to elevate award show chatter by incorporating more meaningful ques tions on the red carpet; and real-time images from a variety of online illustrators and artists.

The SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show , hosted this year by Peopledeputy editor of entertainment JD Heyman and entertainment reporter Caroline Moderressy-Tehrani, will feature interviews with nominees, presenters, past recipients and other attendees as they walk the red carpet on their way into the prestigious ceremony. Also included as part of the show, style & beauty director Andrea Lavinthal will provide her insight on red carpet fashion as a contributor. And SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce this year's honorees for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.

The SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show will be webcast on and on Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT) and will feature the announcement of this year's Stunt Ensemble honorees at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT). In addition, the Red Carpet Pre-Show will be presented live in New York on the Times Square billboard, as well as on 10 subway billboards.

Serving as this year's SAG Awards social media ambassador is Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn Perkins on the hit series Scandal. Through her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram handles, Lowes will give viewers an inside look at the spectacular event, including updates on the production, presenters, showroom, set design, seating chart, rehearsals and anything else that happens during the crucial days leading up to the show. She will also be posting from the glamorous red carpet on awards night.

Musician, actor and social media comedian Matt Cutshall and actress and model Sunny Mabrey will serve as SAG Awards social media influencers, building buzz with stories, videos and other posts about this year's ceremony and nominees. In addition, Katie Rodgers of PaperFashionMaris Jones and artists from YellDesign will capture key moments from the night, creating and posting engaging works of art in real time. And People's JD HeymanAndrea Lavinthal and Zoe Ruderman will push out live show updates through their social media handles.

As the evening's nominees and guests make their way down the red carpet, fans will be able to get up close and personal through the new Twitter Challenger app, which prompts celebrities to express themselves in any number of ways, such as doing a dance or answering a question. The results are then tweeted out.

A complete list of social media handles for the SAG Awards social media team is included below.

Connect with the SAG Awards Social Media Team

Katie Lowes – Social Media Ambassador for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Twitter: @KatieQLowes
Facebook: @KatieQuinnLowes
Instagram: @ktqlowes

Matt Cutshall
Twitter: @MattJCutshall
Instagram: @mattcutshall
Vine: MattCutshall
Snapchat: ItBoyMatt

Sunny Mabrey
Twitter: @SunnyMabrey
Facebook: SunnyMabreyOfficial
Instagram: @sunnymabrey
Vine: SunnyMabrey

Katie Rodgers
Twitter: @paperfashion
Facebook: paperfashion
Instagram: @paperfashion

Maris Jones
Twitter: @themarisjones
Instagram: @themarisjones
Vine: MarisJones
Snapchat: marisejones

Yell Design
Twitter: @yelldesign
Instagram: @yelldesign
Vine: yelldesign

JD Heyman
Twitter: @jdheyman
Instagram: @jdheyman

Caroline Moderressy Tehrani
Twitter: @CarolMT
Facebook: caroline.modarressytehrani
Instagram: @caro_mt

Andrea Lavinthal
Twitter: @andilavs
Instagram: @andilavs

Zoe Ruderman
Twitter: @ZoeMarianna
Instagram: @zoemarianna

About the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers also can watch through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation. The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit

Honorees for outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances will be announced from the red carpet during theSAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-show, which will be webcast live on and People.combeginning at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT).

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® celebrate the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 116,741. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles.

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