New York, NY (January 28, 2013) Broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards opened with the Taittinger Champagne red carpet toast. Vitalie Taittinger, Global Ambassador and Artistic Director of the historic Champagne house and actor Peter Facinelli, a SAG Awards¨ ensemble nominee for "Nurse Jackie" toasted the 19th annual awards from a red podium framed by a backdrop of spiraling golden bubble boxes, Taittinger's newest packaging.
"Elegance, beauty, and passion define Champagne Taittinger and make the SAG Awards such a dazzling night. We are thrilled to toast to actors as their gifted performances have the power to move and inspire. This year I am delighted to introduce our new award winning 'bubble' gift packaging as the backdrop for the toast. The special golden bubbles accentuate the box making it a perfect fit for Champagne and a glamorous opening to the red carpet." said Vitalie. The 'Bubbles' hologram-effect gift packaging is available in white for Champagne Taittinger's Brut Reserve, pink for Prestige Rosé, gold for Vintage 2005 and blue for Prélude. The 3D sparkling bubbles give the appearance of being raised but are completely flat.
Immediately opening, Champagne Taittinger was the toast of the evening at the awards dinner and gala and in the showroom bars. Plus two Methuselahs were signed by the stars for the SAG foundation auctions.
The toasts co-host Peter Facinelli has appeared in all five of the blockbuster "Twilight" films. Peter was one star among a galaxy of notable actors, including: Bradley Cooper, Daniel-Day Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts, Robert DeNiro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.