Tony Hale and Vitalie Taittinger Will Toast the Opening of the 22nd SAG Awards Red Carpet Roll Out


Champagne Taittinger's Artistic Director Vitalie Taittinger Will Toast the Opening of the
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet on January 30

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2016) – Six-time Actor® nominee Tony Hale ("Veep,” "Arrested Development.") will join Vitalie Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger Artistic Director, to open the red carpet for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Saturday, Jan. 30, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. The annual Champagne Taittinger toast marks the opening of the Red Carpet and will be Champagne Taittinger’s 16th year celebrating achievements in film and television at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Following the Taittinger Toast, nominees and presenters for the 22nd SAG Awards will be greeted on the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-show, hosted this year by People deputy editor of entertainment JD Heyman and entertainment reporter Caroline Moderressy-Tehrani. It will be webcast live on sagawards.tntdrama.com, sagawards.org and People.com beginning at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT), and will include SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams announcing the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers also can watch through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

Tony Hale received his sixth SAG Award ensemble nomination this year, the third time he has been nominated for his Emmy Award-winning role on "Veep." The HBO series returns for Season 5 on April 24. Hale’s other three ensemble Actor® nominations were for “Arrested Development.” He will next be seen in “Veep” when it returns to HBO in April, Kevin Smith’s “Yoga Hosers” and “Dominion” before being heard in the animated “Angry Birds.”

Said Vitalie Taittinger, “We’ve been supporting The Screen Actors Guild for the last sixteen years as the official Champagne sponsor of the awards and we couldn't be more thrilled. Champagne Taittinger is known around the world as the brand that defines the art of celebrating –- and the SAG Awards are really about actors celebrating other actors. My family is very happy and privileged to celebrate those special moments and toast to all these fine artists and their work with Champagne Taittinger.”

Champagne Taittinger’s Brut La Française NV will be served to attending entertainment industry luminaries at the SAG Awards ceremony and the post-awards Gala. Champagne Taittinger is the only Grand Marque Champagne house owned and run by a father, son and daughter team – fifth generation eponymous descendants of the original founding family.