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Sandra Bullock Presenting SAG Award to Betty White, Kevin Bacon Honored

Betty White, Sandra Bullock in The Proposal
Betty White, Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (Kerry Hayes / Touchstone)

Sandra Bullock, up for a best actress SAG Award for The Blind Side, will present the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award to Betty White at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

White and Bullock worked together in the 2009 comedy hit The Proposal, in which White plays Ryan Reynolds' grandmother. Also last year, White provided the voice for the elderly Yoshie in Oscar-winner Hayao Miyazaki's animated adventure Ponyo and made her farewell appearance on the daytime soap The Bold & the Beautiful. She also played herself in a cameo on 30 Rock. White will next be seen in the Disney feature You Again, starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Kristin Chenowith.

Past recipients of SAG's Life Achievement Award include James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.

The 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010,at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).  (Viewers watching via satellite or in HD should check local listings.) 

Kevin Bacon in Taking ChanceKevin Bacon, who appeared in films as varied as Footloose, Sleepers, and Mystic River, will be honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for his philanthropic work. Bacon, 51, will receive the Joel Siegel Award at the 2010 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony next January 15.

Bacon is being particularly honored for his website SixDegrees.org, which asks visitors to contribute to their favorite causes. According to reports, since its launch three years ago the site has received nearly $3 million in donations. Its name is derived from the old “Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon” trivia game, in which players had to come up with a movie link between Bacon and someone else.

This year, Bacon is up for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for the television movie Taking Chance, in which he plays an officer accompanying home the body of soldier from Iraq.

Among Bacon's other screen credits are Only When I Laugh, Lemon Sky, Flatliners, The River Wild, Apollo 13, The Woodsman, and Frost/Nixon.

Photo: HBO Films

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