Laverne Cox to Present SAG Awards Nominations

Actress Laverne Cox attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Turner)

Awards season: And another one.

Nominations for The 25th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are right around the corner (no, really around the corner, not like when your black cousin say they’re around the corner and are really in the shower) and we now have our presenters!

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Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) will be presenting the nominations for the 2019 SAG Awards on December 12, along with Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8), Deadline reports.

The noms announcement telecast will begin at 10am ET / 7am PT on TNT, TBS and TruTV. Viewers who prefer online viewing can also check out the live announcements via streaming on network digital outlets and SAGAwards.org.

The categories to look out for (or more specifically, root for everybody black) will be:

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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TELEVISION, CABLE AND NEW MEDIA PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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STUNT ENSEMBLE HONORS

(recipients announced at the SAG Awards prior to telecast)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

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The SAG Awards are arguably a favorite amongst actors as they are presented by their direct peers. Cox boasts her own actor award statuettes, winning back-to-back Ensemble In A Comedy Series awards for Orange Is The New Black in 2015 and 2016.

The 25th SAG Awards will air on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

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