Seeing Stars: Hollywood Award Ceremonies

held annually at the Shrine Auditorium
649 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
(310) 473-4172

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A rising star in the award show category is the Screen Actors Guild awards®, otherwise known as the SAG Awards.

The Screen Actor's Guild is the union for actors. If you don't have a SAG card in Hollywood, you don't work. These awards are unique, insofar as they honor strictly performers, and because all 160,000 members of the actors' union get to vote on who will take home the awards.

The 26th annual SAG Awards were given out on
, January 29, 2020
, at the Shrine Auditorium.

The winners included Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, and Joaquin Phoenix, among others.

Click here to read a full list of the winners and nominees.

There was no host for the show this year.

The SAG Awards show usually doesn't have a host, but they gave it a shot in 2018, when Kristen Bell ("The Good Place", "Frozen", "Veronica Mars") hosted the show.

That experiment must have been successful, because in 2019 the host of the 2019 SAG awards was Megan Mullally (of "Will & Grace").

All of 2018 presenters were women (in light of the recent "Me Too" controversy hitting Hollywood), and included Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Mandy Moore and Lupita Nyong’o.

In 2017, the 24th annual SAG Awards were given out on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Shrine Auditorium.

Presenters included the cast of "Stranger Things" cast, Sophia Bush, Rashida Jones, Casey Affleck, Brie Larson, Viggo Mortensen, Octavia Spencer, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.

In 2016, presenters included Eddie Redmayne, Eva Longoria, Michael Keaton, Amy Poehler, Idris Elba, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Tina Fey, Susan Sarandon, Anna Faris, Rachel McAdams, and Sarah Silverman,

In 2015, presenters included Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Carrie Fisher, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Viola Davis, Eddie Redmayne and Adrien Brody, among others.

Presenters in 2014 included Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tina Fey, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper, among others.

Presenters in 2013 included Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis,  Sally Field, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Carl Reiner, Taye Diggs, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle, among others.

SAG is a relative newcomer to the award show scene, but the annual show once represented a fine opportunity for first-class star-gazing in L.A.

While tickets to the awards show inside the Shrine aren't available to the general public (just to SAG members), tickets to the fan bleachers outside, on the red carpet, were previously distributed for free by Audiences Unlimited. (You would send them your mailing address, and they would send your tickets in the mail.)

Unfortunately, that situation has changed. There are still bleachers outside for fans, but now it will cost you - and you only have a very small window of opportunity to bid on them.

Click here and here for details about the bleacher seat auctions (scroll own to find the various auction items and place your bid).

Typically, the stars begin arriving at the Shrine at around 3:00 p.m.

Who might you see?

In 2011, presenters included Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Amy Adams, Jeff Bridges, Helena Bonham Carter, Jon Hamm, Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Bateman, Hilary Swank, Jesse Eisenberg, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, Scott Bakula, Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Eva Longoria, Dennis Haysbert, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon and Betty White.

Presenters in 2010 included: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Felicity Huffman Anna Paquin, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan & Chris O’Donnell.

Presenters in 2009 included Anthony Hopkins, Katie Holmes, Amy Adams, Ralph Fiennes, Claire Danes, Eric McCormack, Susan Sarandon, William Shatner, Marisa Tomei, Josh Brolin, Christina Applegate, Ernest Borgnine, Amy Poehler, Kyra Sedgwick and Forest Whitaker.

At previous shows, stars walking down the red carpet included Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Diane Lane, Ron Howard, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Wood, Tom Cruise, Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Gweneth Paltrow, Warren Betty & Annette Bening, Kevin Spacey, Sidney Poitier, Julie Christie, Vanessa Redgrave, Julianne Moore, Hilary Swank, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack Lemmon, Haley Joel Osment, Sally Field, Peter Fonda, Patrick Stewart, Noah Wyle, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Anniston, Ian McKellen, Charlize Theron, Ashley Tisdale, Kim Cattrall, Anjelica Huston, Kevin Bacon, Ed Asner, Tom Selleck, Helen Mirren, Debra Messing, Martin Landau, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Arquette, Matthew Perry, Helen Hunt, Ellen Burstyn, Hank Azaria, Dennis Franz, Rick Schroder, Calista Flockhart, Peter MacNicol, Lucy Liu, Ray Romano, Roberto Benigi, Christina Applegate, America Fererra, Tracey Ullman, Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Camryn Manheim, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, James Gandolfini and the cast of "The Sopranos."

Since 1997, the awards show has been held at the Shrine Auditorium, usually two weeks before the Oscars show in mid-March.

Perhaps because it takes place right before the Oscars (while the Academy is still deciding on who will be the winners), the stars are particularly friendly to the crowds in the bleachers at the SAG Awards. Celebrities as big as Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Noah Wyle and Martin Sheen took the time to come over to the bleachers and shake hands with the public. That's not something you see at many award shows.

 Getting there: Location of the awards ceremony may vary. Phone for this years' location. The Shrine Auditorium is located across the street from the U.S.C. campus, just north of Exposition Park, at 649 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles. / From Hollywood, take the Hollywood (101) Freeway south (about five miles) to the Harbor (110) Freeway south. Take the Harbor Freeway south (about three miles) to the Exposition Boulevard exit. Go west one block west on Exposition, then turn right (north) on Figueroa Street. Go one long block north, and turn left (west) on Jefferson Blvd. The Shrine will be on your right (north) side.  

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