2020 honored guests
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Kim Cattrall has had an extensive career in film, stage, and television. The British-born, Canadian-raised actor returned to television in 2014 as producer and star of the Canadian television series Sensitive Skin. Based on the British dramatic comedy series, the show was nominated for a 2015 International Emmy Award. Cattrall was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2017 for her role as Divina Jackson.
Her film credits include Horrible Histories: The Movie — Rotten Romans, based on the popular children's book series; The Ghost Writer; Meet Monica Velour; and both Sex and the City films reprising her role as Samantha Jones. Cattrall's work on the Sex and the City series earned her a Golden Globe, two SAG Awards, and five Emmy nominations. On television, she was featured in Swedish crime series Modus, playing the president of the United States. She also appeared in The Witness for the Prosecution, nominated for a 2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Mini-Series, and won a Gemini Award for her role in Producing Parker.
On stage, Cattrall starred in the West End production of Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard Eyre's Private Lives, Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse, David Mamet's The Cryptogram, and Peter Hall's Whose Life is it Anyway? She is also an author of three best-selling books. In 2009, Cattrall was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and, in 2011, she was honored by GLAAD with the prestigious Golden Gate Award for her support of the organization.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m.
Since graduating from the College of Charleston in 1999 with summa cum laude honors and B.A. degrees in the disciplines of History and Political Science, Matt Czuchry has worked on projects such as Gilmore Girls, the two-time Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning series The Good Wife, and his current show on Fox, The Resident, in which he plays the title character.
Czuchry has worked alongside Oscar winners, Tony winners, and Emmy winners in television, film, and theater. He has been nominated for three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Ensemble awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Czuchry was also nominated for three Teen Choice Awards for his work as Logan Huntzberger on the series Gilmore Girls, he won the Entertainment Weekly Best Supporting Actor award in 2011 for his work as Cary Agos on The Good Wife, and he was also named to both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety magazine's prestigious Emmy Contenders list for 2015.
Saturday, Feb. 29, 5 p.m.
Actor, producer, and director Justin Hartley currently stars as Kevin Pearson on the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated NBC series This Is Us. Hartley's work on the show has earned him two successive Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In both 2018 and 2019, he was honored along with his costars with the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Hartley also directed one of the most heartfelt and deeply emotional episodes in the series to date ("A Hell of a Week: Part Three"), earning praise from his cast and crew, as well as fans and the media.
Hartley's film credits include the most anticipated movie of the year, The Hunt, in which he stars opposite Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Betty Gilpin, and Glenn Howerton. The feature thriller, directed by Craig Zobel and produced by Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof, is a satire on the profound political divide between the American Left and Right. Loosely based on the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, the film follows 12 strangers who mysteriously awake in a clearing to discover they are being hunted in a game devised by a group of elites. The Hunt is slated for a nationwide theatrical release March 13, 2020.
Hartley recently launched his production company ChangeUp Productions and inked a pod deal with 20th Century Fox Television. He is also active in charitable organizations across the nation that support animal rescue.
Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Eric McCormack was born in Toronto and spent his twenties performing in theaters across Canada. He made his Broadway debut in The Music Man and returned to New York for the American premiere of Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s).
His eight seasons on NBC's Emmy-winning comedy Will & Grace from 1998 to 2005 earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2002, five Golden Globe Award nominations from 2000 to 2004, and the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001. A decade after the show's run, NBC revived Will & Grace to critical reception in 2017.
McCormack subsequently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy, and the show was nominated for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy.
McCormack starred in, produced, and directed the first episode of season 3 of Netflix's Travelers. Other television credits include the Netflix series Atypical, the TNT drama Perception, producing Lovespring International for Lifetime, and the TNT pilot Imperfect Union.
His film work includes Alien Trespass, the cult film Free Enterprise, My One and Only, The Sisters, and Knife Fight. McCormack has been an advocate for various charitable causes, including raising $20,000 for Stand Up to Cancer, performing his one-man show The Concert I Never Gave (except for, like, 2000 times in my bedroom).
Saturday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tom Payne is currently starring as Malcolm Bright on Fox's Prodigal Son, which premiered as a top new show in 2019. Recently, Payne starred as Jesus Monroe in the hit cable series The Walking Dead. Playing the beloved character from the comic book series, Payne quickly won fan support when he debuted during season 6 and remained on the show through season 9. Payne also starred in Luck, playing the lead role of jockey Leon Micheaux.
Payne made his feature film debut in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, opposite Amy Adams and Frances McDormand, and starred in the feature The Physician with Stellan Skarsgård and Sir Ben Kingsley.
He also has worked extensively on British television, including roles in the series Skins, Waterloo Road and Casualty, as well as the miniseries Agatha Christie's Marple. Additional television credits include the telefilms Best: His Mother's Son, Wuthering Heights opposite Tom Hardy, Miss Marie Lloyd, and He Kills Coppers.
A UK native, Payne is a graduate of London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he earned a B.A. in acting.
Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.
SCADshow, Stage 2
With a rapidly blossoming career, Hunter Schafer is quickly becoming one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood today. Schafer made her acting debut in HBO's much-anticipated gritty high school drama Euphoria, from creator Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation). Starring opposite Zendaya, Schafer plays Jules, a new-to-town teenager navigating the trials and triumphs of coming of age. Early screenings of the pilot landed Schafer on The Hollywood Reporter's list of "7 Rising Stars" poised for a breakout in 2019.
Schafer's early artistic talents led to a position at Rookie magazine as a contributing artist at just 15. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York and signed with Elite Model Management. As a runway model, she has walked for designers like Helmut Lang, Miu Miu, and Marc Jacobs.
In 2017, while attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Schafer was named a finalist for YoungArts' National Arts Competition, the organization's highest honor. That same year, Teen Vogue named her one of the world's "21 Most Influential People Under 21," featuring her as one of three covers stars for the issue.
Cast of NBC's 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'
Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 p.m.
Celebrate the talented cast of this uniquely entertaining new show. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist tells the story of a whip-smart computer coder in San Francisco who starts to hear the thoughts of other people through popular music.
Cast award winners:
John Clarence Stewart