LOS ANGELES – Tom Cruise is set to be a presenter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday, joining a roster of A-listers appearing on the show.
Cruise, a three-time Oscar and SAG Awards nominee, will help hand out the coveted Actor trophies at the Shrine Auditorium. Cruise appeared as a presenter at the Academy Awards in 2007 but has never performed those duties at the SAG Awards.
The 45-year-old actor and movie mogul made news this month as the subject of an "unauthorized biography" and a four-year-old video that surfaced on the Internet in which he extols the virtues of Scientology.
Previously announced SAG Awards presenters include Steve Carell, Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Forest Whitaker and John Travolta.
The show is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded events of Hollywood's awards season, since the Writers Guild of America strike forced cancellation or scaling-down of other kudos ceremonies, including the Golden Globe Awards.
The SAG Awards will recognize performances in five film and eight television categories. Winners, chosen by nearly 100,000 members of the actors' union, often become front-runners for the Academy Awards.