New York: Girl power is all set to take over the 2018 Screen Actors Guild awards.
Amid a slew of sexual misconduct claims against powerful men in Hollywood, it was announced that the ceremony’s 13 acting awards will all be presented by women, according to Page Six.
“I want to salute women who are coming forward to speak at a very difficult time about very difficult subjects at great risk to themselves,” said Kathy Connell, the executive producer of the annual awards show.
Kristen Bell will serve as the first-ever host of the ceremony as previously announced.
“I’m not the first female host. I’m the first host. The fact that a female was chosen to be the first one means my genitals become irrelevant,” noted Bell.
Men will still participate in the ceremony, introducing clips for the nominees in the film ensemble category as is tradition, and obviously male winners will take the stage.
“We don’t want to slight the men who have given great performances this year-knowing our membership, I’m sure our men will embrace the opportunity to honour women,” Connell told The Hollywood Reporter.
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on January 21.