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SAG Awards to Have All Female Presenters + More Industry News

SAG Awards to Have All Female Presenters + More Industry News
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Outfits at the Golden Globes will stand for something.
At 2018’s Golden Globes, many women will be wearing black “as a sign of protest against sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.” (Us Weekly

And Oprah will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
She will be the first black woman to receive the Golden Globes’ top honor. (HFPA)

“Saturday Night Live” hired its first-ever black head writer.
Michael Che, already the co-anchor of the show’s Weekend Update segment, has been with “SNL” since 2013. (Entertainment Tonight)

The SAG Awards are taking bold steps toward female empowerment. 
Not only will Kristen Bell be the award’s first host, but each of the 13 awards will be presented by females. In the past, awards were presented by a co-ed pair. (THR)

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ leads 24th SAG Award nominations.
Leading the pack of film nominees was Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” earning, in addition to the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor, individual recognition for leading actress Frances McDormand and supporting actors Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. A24’s “Lady Bird” received nominations for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, as well as the ensemble honor; that category was rounded out by “The Big Sick,” “Mudbound,” and “Get Out.” (Backstage)

Jada Pinkett Smith says “Girls Trip” wasn’t considered for a Golden Globe.
Despite Tiffany Haddish’s New York Film Critics Circle award, Pinkett Smith claimed via Twitter that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association refused to screen the film for consideration. (People)

Jessica Chastain says she feared that speaking out against Weinstein would hurt her career. 
In an interview with the New York Times, the actor said she told her friends, “I’m really terrified I’m destroying my career right now. I wonder if people will still see me as an actress, and want to work with knowing I have these opinions” in response to her candor on social media. (New York Times)

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