Megan Mullally will host the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the actress confirmed on Wednesday. The Will and Grace star didnt go with a standard press release, instead posting a brief, silly video of herself and husband Nick Offerman announcing her new gig. “Ladies and gentlemen it is my extreme pleasure to introduce to you the host of the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Megan Mullally!” Offerman said, pulling down a sheet to reveal Mullally standing behind him.
“Im Megan Mullally—and Im a host,” the actress added drily.
The announcement was made just a few hours after the SAG Awards announced their 2019 nominations. Films like Vice and A Star Is Born continued their awards season dominance, while actors like Rami Malek and Margot Robbie got a surprise boost in the competition. However, like the Golden Globes before it, there were more than a few dramatic snubs—including shutouts of Regina King and Ethan Hawke, two actors who have otherwise dominated the competition this awards season.
The ceremony will air on Jan. 27, 2019. Mullally is now the second host in SAG Awards history, following The Good Place actress Kristen Bell, who served as the inaugural host this year and opened the show with a short, sweet, inoffensive monologue)—the modern trifecta for nervous, ratings-starved awards ceremonies. Mullally is an easy fit for the gig, an established comedian and host in her own right. Shes hosted just about everything already, from a brief stint guest-co-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, to her own eponymous talk show, to the 2006 TV Land Awards. The SAG Awards are a strong next step for the award-winner—and perhaps even an audition for bigger awards shows down the line.
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Bale morphed into a svelte glam-rock fan, playing a journalist recounting the life and times of Brian Slade (a David Bowie-inspired character played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers).Photo: From Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.
This was the part that took Bale from promising young star to leading man with range. He bulked up (making his first of many hard-core ripped transformations) to play murderous banker Patrick Bateman, showing off his hard work in the films indelible morning-routine scene.Photo: From ©Lions Gate/Everett Collection.
Perhaps the most famous of all Bale transformations is his role as a sleepless industrial worker in the 2004 film The Machinist. In order to whittle himself down to a startling 120 pounds, he came up with the “absolutely brilliant method of just smoking cigarettes and drinking whiskey to lose weight.” Please dont try this at home.Photo: From © Paramount Classics/Everett Collection.
Naturally, Bale followed The Machinist by playing bulky billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolans Batman Begins. After whittling his body down, he began working out like crazy, piling on muscle so he could get into real superhero shape.Photo: By Ron Phillips/©Warner Bros./Everett Collection.
In this David O. Russell drama, Bale took on the role of welterweight fighter-turned-lanky crack-cocaine addict Dicky Eklund. He took a different approach from his Machinist days by losing weight without focusing too much on the scale, and letting the makeup team work their magic for the rest. It was this wiry transformation that finally earned Bale his first acting Oscar.Photo: By JoJo Whilden/©Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection.
In order to play con artist Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russells 1970s-set drama, Bale cut off his hair, grew out his facial hair, and gained about 43 pounds, using the tried-and-true method of eating whatever he wanted. “I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers, and whatever I could get my hands on,” he once said. His reward? A best-actor Oscar nomination.Photo: By Francois Duhamel/©Columbia Pictures/Everett Collection.
Heres his latest chilling transformation. In Adam McKays upcoming drama, Bale plays former vice president Dick Cheney. How on Earth did he make this unlikely metamorphosis, to play Cheney at two very different ages? By shaving his head, bleaching his brows, and gaining 40 pounds—and focusing on special exercises that would thicken his neck. Watch the trailer, and shudder in fear.Photo: By Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures.PreviousNext
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