SAG Awards exclusive: Who’s presenting, who’s a no-show & behind the scenes photo gallery

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Gold Derby was in attendance Friday morning when the SAG Awards officially rolled out the red carpet for the weekend ceremony. Journalists were also invited into the Shrine Auditorium where preparations were underway for Saturday’s live telecast on TNT and TBS. Place cards for the attendees show us who will be there — and who won’t. (Click here to view our photo gallery.)

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Among the highest profile no-shows include Best Film Actor nominee Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs“), Best Film Actress nominee Cate Blanchett (“Carol“), Best Film Ensemble nominee Brad Pitt (“The Big Short“) and double nominees Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies” and “Wolf Hall“), Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey,” individual and ensemble), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” individual and ensemble) and Louis C.K. (“Louie” and “Trumbo” ensemble). But any of those may be subject to a last minute change.

Actress and comedian Carol Burnett will be presented with the SAG life achievement award by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (see top photo where their side-by-side tables guarantee lots of laughs by also including Sarah Silverman, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Wiig, and Keegan-Michael Key).

Here is a full list of presenters taking the stage during the telecast:

Patricia Arquette
Abraham Attah
Christian Bale
Jason Bateman
Steve Carell
Priyanka Chopra
Bryan Cranston
Taye Diggs
Idris Elba
Anna Faris
Ryan Gosling
Jon Hamm
Corey Hawkins
Ken Howard
O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
Michael Keaton
Keegan-Michael Key
Diane Lane
Brie Larson
Eva Longoria
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Anthony Mackie
Rachel McAdams
Helen Mirren
Jason Mitchell
Demi Moore
Julianne Moore
Pedro Pascal
Eddie Redmayne
Jeremy Renner
Saoirse Ronan
Mark Ruffalo
Susan Sarandon
Sarah Silverman
J.K. Simmons
Jacob Tremblay
Kristen Wiig

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