20 Amazing Looks from the Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet
The SAGs might be the newer kid on the awards show block but there is no denying it seems like the noblest of them all.
The SAG-AFTRA union “represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcaster journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists…” and well, you get the idea. Fun fact, the Screen Actor’s Guild recently joined forces with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists with both unions have serious legacies, dating back to the 1930s.
Among other privileges, the union helps negotiates wages and working conditions in order to maintain minimum standards for its members. Individuals can also earn credits towards health care and retirement each time they work. Apparently even Donald Trump has a $110 thousand dollar SAG pension?
At past SAG presentations, individual actors have handed out awards, sometimes from their seats, rather than a podium, but this year the union stepped the entertainment factor up slightly with the addition of its first ever celebrity host, actress Kristen Bell. And interestingly, SAG also entered the political fray, which let’s face is, is what you would expect of a Union-sponsored show.
This year, all presenters were women actors, a decision inspired largely by the Women’s March of 2017, and the #MeToo movement (the presenter concept was announced prior to #TimesUp and the Golden Globes all-black dress protest). And best of all? It ended at 10 p.m. No long drawn out stuff here, just actors keeping it brief.
And with a woman-positive theme to the night, and so many actresses on stage (not just the red carpet) there was ample opportunity for excellent fashion. Yet another upside to this female uprising.
20 Amazing Looks from the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Red Carpet