True Blood Receives A Nomination For A SAG Award

December 17, 2009 by  

sagawardsWe are very excited to report that True Blood has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”. Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

Congratulations to the entire cast for the well deserved recognition!

TRUE BLOOD (HBO)

  • CHRIS BAUER / Andy Bellefleur
  • MEHCAD BROOKS / Eggs
  • ANNA CAMP / Sarah Newlin
  • NELSAN ELLIS / Lafayette Reynolds
  • MICHELLE FORBES / Maryann Forrester
  • MARIANA KLAVENO / Lorena
  • RYAN KWANTEN / Jason Stackhouse
  • TODD LOWE / Terry Bellefleur
  • MICHAEL McMILLIAN / Steve Newlin
  • STEPHEN MOYER / Bill Compton
  • ANNA PAQUIN / Sookie Stackhouse
  • JIM PARRACK / Hoyt Fortenberry
  • CARRIE PRESTON / Arlene Fowler
  • WILLIAM SANDERSON / Bud Dearborne
  • ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Eric Northman
  • SAM TRAMMELL / Sam Merlotte
  • RUTINA WESLEY / Tara Thornton
  • DEBORAH ANN WOLL / Jessica Hamby

True Blood will be competing against: The Closer (TNT), Dexter (Showtime), The Good Wife (CBS) and Mad Men (AMC).

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors’ peers.  Two randomly selected panels-one for television and one for film-each comprised of 2,100 Guild members from across the United States, chose this year’s Actor and stunt ensemble honors nominees. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards’ official teller, mailed the nominations secret ballots on Nov. 25. Voting was completed by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.

Awards ballots will be mailed on Tuesday Dec. 29, 2009. The entire active membership of the Guild across the country, numbering approximately 100,000 actors, will vote on all categories.  Ballots must be received by Integrity Voting Systems by noon Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies on Jan. 23.

The Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, will be hosted for the 14th consecutive year by People Magazine and by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).

All True Blood fans are very excited for another opportunity for the entire cast to stand onstage and accept an award for the fantastic work that they do on the show!

SOURCE: SAG

(Photo credit:  slashfilm.com)

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  • pbartteacher

    Thanks, Ollie for the wonderful article about our favorite ensemble cast of True Blood. It is great to see that True Blood is getting some long overdue recognition that is deserves. I agree that it is best television show. With its writing, acting and wonderful directing, I am sure that True Blood will be nominated for many more awards in the upcoming months. Congratulations again to Alan Ball and the entire ensemble of True Blood.

    Counting down to Season Three. 177 more days until the v-ddiction continues.

  • lizzie

    Good luck Team True Blood!!! Agree Nia and Jaxx – TB ROCKS in a BIG WAY!!

  • Nia

    As always its one for the team!!!!!!
    You all ROCK!
    Congratulations and good luck!

  • jaxx

    Congratulations on the nomination True Blood ensemble. Having fingers crossed that you win. This is the best show on television, imo. Good luck.