Turner boosts coverage of Sag awards in the US

MUMBAI: Turner in the US has announced that it will boost its coverage of the Screen Actors Guild (Sag) awards in the US.

For the first time since TNT began live telecasts of the ceremony in 1998, the drama network will be joined by sister network TBS for a live simulcast presentation for next years awards show. In India the Sag Awards air on Zee Cafe.

Every year the event honours performances in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards, which commend the collaborative performance by a cast of a motion picture and by the ensembles of both comedy and drama television series.

The 12th edition of the Sag Awards takes place on 29 January 2006. The Sag Awards are watched closely by the industry as it is considered a precursor of possible Oscar and Emmy recognition. This past February, all four actors honoured with Actor statuettes for their individual lead and supporting performances in films went on to receive Oscars.

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