The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honouring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2019, were presented on January 19, 2020 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
Honoured with individual awards were Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern for performances in motion pictures, and Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Aniston, Tony Shalhoub and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for performances in television. The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “Parasite,” while the Actors for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “The Crown” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
26th SAG Awards Ambassador Logan Browning and SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance revealed the honourees for outstanding action performances during the official live pre-show PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Red Carpet Live: 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The stunt ensemble from “Avengers: End Game” was honoured for film and the stunt ensemble from “Game of Thrones” was honoured for television.
Leonardo DiCaprio presented Robert De Niro with the 56th Life Achievement Award. The SAG Awards continued its traditions of presenting a montage saluting the work of SAG-AFTRA members and a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute honouring the union’s members lost during 2019.
ABOUT THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS
Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honours. The only televised awards ceremony to exclusively honour performers, it presents thirteen awards for the outstanding performances of the year in film and television in a fast-moving two-hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honours are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.
Here are some of the red carpet looks: