Kristen Bell is soon to make history when she becomes the first person to host the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Bell made the announcement in a humorous Twitter post that has been shared numerous times across social media platforms. The 24th annual SAG Awards will be held on January 21, 2018, simultaneously on TNT and TBS networks at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The official SAG Awards site also announced that Cooper’s Hawk winery will be the official wine sponsor of the event.
Kathy Connell, SAG Awards Executive Producer released a statement about Bell’s debut as emcee.
“We are delighted to have Kristen Bell as the first-ever host of the SAG Awards. This has been a year in which assumptions have been challenged, stereotypes have been shattered, and precedents have been broken. We decided to capture the cultural mood by casting aside one of our own traditions, and we’re thrilled to have such a talented performer like Bell help us do so.”
Kristen Bell also shared a statement about her feelings regarding being the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
“I am honored to be part of the SAG Awards and am a little nervous about being its first-ever host. I’m so glad that I’ll be in the company of my fellow actors, many of whom I’ve worked with before, so I know they’ll be warm and supportive. It’s going to be an amazing night.”
You may watch Kristen Bell’s humorous video about hosting the 24th annual SAG Awards in the player below.
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) December 4, 2017
SAG-Aftra presents the awards and the official nominees will be announced on December 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. The announcements will be broadcast live on both TNT, TruTV, and TBS and across social media platforms.
Submissions for the nominees closed on October 23, 2017, and voting for nominations began on November 17, 2017, and ends on December 10, 2017. Only SAG-Aftra members can participate in voting. Final voting for the nominees will begin on December 19, 2017.
— Brittany Kaplan (@BrittanyLKaplan) December 4, 2017
Woo Hoo! I just may have to watch now. I love a chance to see you in action. Thank you for bringing us hope and laughter.
— Amber Isham (@amberica3g) December 4, 2017
Well deserved…authentic, funny and a person who can make me smile. Please keep showing up as yourself, @IMKristenBell!
— S.Cleverley-Thompson (@drclevergirl) December 4, 2017
They made a great choice. Congratulations!
— Luci Maldonado (@LuciTopspin83) December 4, 2017
Fan reaction to the news that Kristen Bell will host the SAG Awards has been great. Both celebrities and viewers have shared their excitement about seeing Kristen make history.
What do you think about the news that Kristen Bell will host? Are you going to watch the SAG Awards nominations on December 13, 2017?