Awards season is in full-swing and the next big award show leading up to the Academy Awards are from the Screen Actors Guild. This year TNT & TBS will offer an extensive digital and social media experience for viewers, all taking place ahead of the live simulcast planned for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event will take place on Sunday, January 29th and the networks will offer two completely distinct SAG Awards red-carpet live streaming pre-shows, along with a ton of social-media content for movie fans.
There will be the newly expanded People, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Live webcasts, and a brand new interactive pre-show on Facebook Live. Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground, True Blood) is set to serve as this year’s SAG Awards Social Media Ambassador, getting in touch with fans and reporting on the event. Comedian Matt Bellassai (host of To Be Honest and headliner of the Drunk and Alone stand-up comedy tour) will give fans an inside look at the awards as the official correspondent for Instant, and there will be three special camera elements: a Thank-You Cam, 360 Red Carpet Fashion Cam and an Actor POV Cam.
Getting back to the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Shows, there will be a TNT version, and a brand new edition with TBS. Both editions will feature interviews with nominees, presenters, past recipients and other attendees as they walk the red carpet on their way into the prestigious ceremony.
TNT is teaming up with People and EW for People, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Live. Kicking off Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET)/2:30 p.m. (PT). The live stream will be hosted by People Now’s Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke from the digital morning show’s New York studios. People deputy editor JD Heyman and Lola Ogunnaike will report from Los Angeles, where they will conduct interviews from the red carpet.
Guests in New York with Parsons and Boehlke include People style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal and InStyle fashion and beauty editor Kahlana Barfield Brown. In addition, People staff editor Lanford Beard and EW Movie Editors Kevin Sullivan and Jessica Derschowitz will discuss the TV and film nominees, share fun facts and chat about the stars they are most excited to see on the red carpet.
Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz will be on hand as the show’s film and television expert. In addition, at 5:40 p.m. (ET)/2:40 p.m. (PT), this year’s honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles will be revealed by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams.
People, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Live will stream simultaneously across multiple Time Inc. platforms, including the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (People.com/PEN), EW.com, InStyle.com, Essence.com and Time.com, as well as sagawards.tntdrama.com and sagawards.org. The live, streaming pre-show also will be presented in New York on the iconic Times Square billboard, as well as on 10 subway billboards.
TBS is working with first-time partner Refinery29, for a brand new live red carpet pre-show which will be hosted by Refinery29 associate producer Emily Curl and features writer Arianna Davis. Carpet Diem will feature opportunities to broadcast and engage with red carpet talent through Facebook Live, inviting the audience to engage in real-time with fun and quirky questions and games, trend commentary, and real-time polling. Additionally, talent will be invited into Refinery29’s video booth.
TBS and Refinery29’s pre-show webcast will stream live on Refinery29’s Facebook page, facebook.com/refinery29, at 3:30 p.m. (PT)/6:30 p.m. (PT), as well as on Refinery29’s UK and German Facebook pages, reaching the global platform audience of more than 7 million followers. Additionally, the webcast, interviews, and other red carpet related content will be available on tbs.com, refinery29.com, refinery29.uk and refinery29.de, reaching more than 25 million unique users.