How to Watch the 2021 SAG Awards Nominations

Natalie Oganesyan
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“Mank” and “Emily in Paris” star Lily Collins and “Snowpiercer” and “Hamilton’s” Daveed Diggs will announce this year’s nominees for the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. PT. The announcement will be made available on the SAG AwardsInstagram page, marking the ceremony’s first time announcing nominees through a social media platform.

Prior to the announcement, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris will kick off the day with an introduction. SAG Awards Committee members Jason George and Elizabeth McLaughlin will share the annual stunt honors.

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Typically held in January, the awards ceremony was initially pushed back two months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, similar to other awards shows like the Golden Globes, also usually held in January and now airing Feb. 28. Mid-January it was announced that the ceremony will air on TNT and TBS April 4 beginning at 9 p.m. ET to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Grammy Awards.

Wednesday’s Golden Globe nominations saw Netflix dominate in the film and TV categories, scoring 42 nods for projects such as “Mank,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown,” and the SAG Awards are likely to offer more of the same. Notably, Black-led films “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” were shut out for best motion picture drama, although Regina King nabbed a best director nom.

Variety Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis predicts Carey Mulligan, Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, Vanessa Kirby and Sophia Loren will score nods for best performance by a female actor in a leading film role, while the late Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins and Riz Ahmed could be nominees for best performance by a male actor in a leading film role. Steven Yeun and Delroy Lindo, also predicted to score nods, were shut out during the Golden Globes.

With more than 100,000 actor members across the country, the SAG-AFTRA union contributes to one of the most influential voting bodies on the awards circuit, also spilling over into the Academy’s largest branch and thus often predicating how the Oscars will unfold.

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