Actress Alfre Woodard attends the 2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Night Celebration at the 21 Club on February 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
by Marquise Francis
The Screen Actors Guild Award is an accolade given annually by the Screen Actors Guild, or SAG, to recognize outstanding performances by its members.
This year actors Alfre Woodard and Denzel Washington received nominations for their acclaimed performances on film and television.
Woodard received a nomination for her role in the TV movie Steel Magnolias, in which she played Ouiser, a grouchy, two-time widow who shares a bond with five other women in the parish of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Washington received a nomination for his role as Whip Whitaker in the hit film Flight, in which he plays a gifted pilot with a substance-abuse problem who has the challenge of landing a crippled plane.
On January 27, 2013 the 19th Annual SAG Awards will take place in the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center and will be aired on TNT and TBS at 8 pm (ET).