SAG to Award Stunt People

Thanks to Sasha Stone over at Oscarwatch for posting this.

From the official Screen Actors Guild press release:

Los Angeles, California - Screen Actors Guild will honor this year’s outstanding performances by film and television stunt ensembles, it was announced today by Yale Summers, chair of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® Committee. Honorees will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, prior to the televised 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremonies.

The honors will commend work within the stunt community and will recognize stunt performers and coordinators.

Nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series will be chosen by their respective SAG Awards™ film and television nominating committees, each comprised of 2,100 SAG members from across the United States, randomly selected on April 25, 2007.

They've been lobbying for this from the Academy for a while now. Are the Oscars next? Probably not. The Oscars still haven't added that ensemble cast category that they should have a long time ago.


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