The Hollywood arts community gathers Sunday night at the SAG Awards. These awards are organized by the Screen Actors Guild, as every year.
But due to the pandemic, this year the celebration will be virtual and with social distancing, as has happened with most of the awards ceremonies since 2020.
The event that used to be held in a star-studded Los Angeles function room will now be a simple event. Also, instead of lasting three hours it will now last for one hour.
But even so, the best actors in film and television will be awarded through prerecorded segments. The program will continue to include the iconic opening segments of Los SAG’s “I Am an Actor”, in which the stars describe what their job means to them.
These are the categories that will be awarded in the SAG Awards
Competing for the highest honor of the night, the best cast in a movie, are “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, “Minari”, “One Night in Miami …”, “Da 5 Bloods” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7 ”.
The category has been a reliable indicator of which film will win the Oscar for best picture. Last year that movie was “Parasite,” which took home both honors. This is usually because actors represent the largest percentage of Academy Award voters.
Chadwick Boseman, who died in August at age 43, is nominated for his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and for the supporting role in “Da 5 Bloods.” The actor has a record four film award nominations.
In the television categories, “The Crown,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Ozark” top the list of candidates. All the nominees for best actress in a drama series are from the series “The Crown” and “Ozark.” They are Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner.
How can you watch the Awards ceremony?
- The SAG Awards ceremony will be broadcast on TNT and TBS channels
- Date: April 4, 2021
- Time: Starts at 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT