Sandra Bullock to present SAG’s Life Achievement Award to Betty White

MUMBAI: Sandra Bullock, who is nominated this year for her leading role in The Blind Side, will present Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award to Betty White at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. It was announced by executive producer Jeff Margolis.


The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the only industry accolades devoted solely to actors honoring actors, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, 23 January, 2010, at 8 p.m. from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m.


Screen Actors Guild is honoring White for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.  Past recipients of SAG’s Life Achievement Award include James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns among others.


White and Bullock worked together when White played Ryan Reynold’s Grandma Annie in Bullock’s romantic comedy The Proposal. With a storied and extensive career in television and film that spans nearly six decades, White is a living legend who continues to inspire others with her work as an actor, author, producer and philanthropist, and her lifelong devotion to the welfare of animals.


The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC. Margolis is the executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production. 


Screen Actors Guild was established in 1933 and is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 120,000 actors who work in film and digital theatrical motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats.  The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights.