Have you heard of an annual, televised awards show that honors actors’ performances in film and gives the winners a small, coveted statuette? If you are thinking the Oscars, you’d be right, but that is not the show we are referring to today. We are talking about the SAG awards, an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by actors in film and television. The award, which made its debut in 1995, is said to be a good indicator of whether a film or an actor in it will win at the annual Academy Awards (of Oscars fame, above).
As you would expect, it is almost impossible to get into the actual show, unless you happen to be nominated for an award, or are a close friend of someone in the industry. Most of us are content to watch the proceedings on TV, and there are a lot of folks who tune in early to check out their favorite stars as they walk up the red carpet to the entrance. In fact, what used to be a pretty quick stroll by the actors and actresses from limo to doorway has now turned into a leisurely stroll/televised event unto itself. Yes, movie stars (and what they wear) are just that interesting.
If you would like to get close up and personal to see the stars, and perhaps even take a photo or score an autograph, you might be interested in a series auction for bleacher seats at this classy event. There is a range of different prices and locations, so you should go here to peruse all your options. What we found, though, is that front row seats are going for a lot of money. Take a look at this listing for the SAG Awards 4 Red Carpet Bleacher Seats Front Row Across from an E! Platform, for example:
Bidding for these four places is already up at $480, or about $120 per seat. The listing describes what you would win:
“Winner and three friends will get the chance to sit front row across from E! Entertainment’s platform along the Red Carpet for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013. This will be the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of those celebrities who are interviewed, and will also give the winner and their guests a chance to be captured on camera!”
As we mentioned, there are numerous other bleacher seat auctions, ranging from current bids of 0.99 all the way up to the aforementioned $480. In general, the cheaper the seats, the further away from the action you’ll be – so be sure you know which auction you are bidding on to make sure your location meets your expectations.
Check the list of nominees carefully, here at the SAG Awards site, to ensure your favorite actor will be attending. You wouldn’t want to win the auction only to find out that your must-see celebrity is not there. According to the L.A. Times, there have been some high-level snubs this year, including Leonardo DiCaprio, whose role as plantation owner Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained was overlooked in favor of actor Javier Bardem, nominated for his role as the villain in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall.
Some people consider bleacher seats the equivalent of cheap or unwanted seats at an event. As we can see from the interest in these auctions, this interpretation obviously depends on the event. If you are interested, there is one sure thing you can do to elevate your chances of winning: get bidding!