Earlier this week, Time Inc.’s PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) partnered for the 22nd year to co-host the official Screen Actors Guild Awards Post-Awards Gala immediately following the 24th Annual SAG Awards on a transformed Shrine Auditorium stage.
PEOPLE and EIF unite to host the Gala to honor the charitable efforts of actors in their communities and donate annually to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. They were joined by official co-sponsors TNT & TBS for the first time this year, as well as returning exclusive beauty sponsor L’Oréal Paris.
Attendees included SAG Award-winning casts from This Is Us (Eris Baker, Alexandra Breckenridge, Sterling K. Brown, Lonnie Chavis, Justin Hartley, Faithe Herman, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Hannah Zeile) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson) along with SAG Award winners Alexander Skarsgård, Tony Hale, Allison Janney, and more, plus the 2018 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Morgan Freeman. Additional guests included Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o, Robert De Niro, Gina Rodriguez, Millie Bobby Brown, Geena Davis, Leslie Bibb, Dave Franco, Elisabeth Moss, Alison Brie, Olivia Munn, Sarah Silverman, Susan Sarandon, Connie Britton, Daniel Brühl, and more!
This year, the Shrine Auditorium Stage showcased ‘reflection’ as light played on surfaces throughout the room via modern and technological touches. Design elements included mirror-like materials, mixed with LED stripes and beams of color along with a surprise mix of greenery transforming the room into a chic lounge for Hollywood’s elite. For the 10th consecutive year, the Gala was designed and produced by Tony Schubert of Event Eleven, a world-class end-to-end production company.
Guests enjoyed a menu created by Wolfgang Puck along with Brut La Française from Champagne Taittinger; wines by Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants; cocktails featuring Chopin Vodka, Clase Azul Tequila and Portobello Road Gin; plus entertainment by DJ Michelle Pesce. As the exclusive beauty sponsor (excluding fragrance) of the SAG Awards ceremony and post-awards Gala, L’Oréal Paris highlighted their new, ElviveTotal Repair 5 line, featuring a juice bar to keep guests revived throughout the night. Additionally, guests were treated to makeup touch-ups, and the opportunity to sample the company’s latest products.
At the end of the night, attendees left with a Lug gift bag filled with items from: aGreatLife, Equinox, Entertainment Weekly, Gear Infusion, L’Oréal Paris, Lise Watier, Mad Hippie, MarulaOil, MYTAGALONGS, NuttZo 7 Nut & Seed Butter, ONE Brands, Patchology, People, PiperWai Natural Deodorant, Revere, SAG-AFTRA, Speck Products, Still Standing Spray, The Hollywood Reporter, This Bar Saves Lives, This is Ground, TNT, Variety, and WEN Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean.