ET confirms that this will be the first time that the ceremony will have only females presenting 13 of the categories.
“I feel pretty strongly about the women’s movement,” Kathy Connell, the SAG Awards executive producer, tells The New York Timesof the decision. “Women stepped forward in such a huge way in this last year.”
She adds, "I want to salute women who are coming forward to speak at a very difficult time about very difficult subjects at great risk to themselves."
In addition to having all-female presenters, Kristen Bell will be the first-ever host of the SAG Awards. "The fact that a female was chosen to be the first one means my genitals become irrelevant," quips the 37-year-old actress to the Timesin a phone interview.
Bell is totally on board for what Connell has in store for the ceremony. "An awards show is not as serious as the conversation deserves to be,” she says. “And this night will celebrate women more than any other SAG Awards has, and possibly more than any other awards show has."
In an exclusive interview with ET earlier this month, Bell admitted that she's a little "nervous" to be the first to host the awards show and has even solicited some help from her hilarious husband, Dax Shepard.
"In bed, I'm always like, 'Honey, is this funny? Can you, like, punch this up?'" she shared.
The 2018 SAG Awards airs Jan. 21 on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime, check out more of ET's interview with Bell: