Los Angeles – As the official Champagne sponsor for the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards® for the last sixteen years, Champagne Taittinger, one of the last family-owned and operated grand marquee Champagne houses in the world, continued its long-time partnership on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 with the 22nd Annual SAG Awards®. The star-studded award show took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Vitalie Taittinger, Global Ambassador and Artistic Director of Champagne Taittinger, officiated the opening of the red carpet with a toast of Champagne Taittinger’s acclaimed Brut La Française NV, alongside six-time Actor® nominee Tony Hale (“Veep,” “Arrested Development”).
Overall, Champagne Taittinger donated 160 magnums and 510 standard bottles of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française NV. Champagne Taittinger and also provided two methuselah bottles, which were signed by The SAG Award winners for an auction benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Celebrity signees this year include: Leonardo Dicaprio, Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, Alicia Vikander, Jeffrey Tambor, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Kate Mulgrew, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Selenis Leyva, Adrienne C. Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon, Dascha Polanco, Samira Wiley, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, amongst others.
Prior to SAG, Taittinger also hosted their annual Women In Hollywood Luncheon on Friday, January 29th. The luncheon, in partnership with Angeleno Magazine, celebrated “Women In Hollywood.” Vitalie Taittinger hosted. Guests included: Melissa Rivers, Dita Von Teese, Niecy Nash, Adrienne C. Moore, Brit Shaw, Jillian Rose Reed, Renee Olstead, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, SAG Awards Chair JoBeth Williams, SAG-AFTRA Foundation Executive Director Cyd Wilson, Angeleno Magazine Entertainment Editor Meg McGuire and Publisher Christopher Gialanella, as well as Hollywood noteables Angella Nazarian, Amy Weiss, Shelley Reid, Carrie Brillstein, among others.