SAG Awards Shifts To April, Away From Grammys Date; Nominations Still Set For February 4

The 2021 awards-season revolving door has swung once more. The SAG Awards now might be handed out on Sunday, April 4, three weeks after the March 14 date introduced throughout the summer time. The twenty seventh annual awards show initially was set for January 24 however has modified twice — first as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and now to maneuver off the brand new date set for the rescheduled Grammy Awards.

SAG-AFTRA went public final week with its displeasure over the Grammys shifting its 63rd annual show to the March 14 date that the SAG Awards had set again in June, saying: “We introduced the identical date for the SAG Awards final July with the intent to present the best attainable scheduling consideration for different awards reveals. We count on the identical consideration from sister organizations all through the business.”

SAG-AFTRA final yr adopted the Oscars, Golden Globes and different trophy reveals in altering its eligibility guidelines for options because the coronavirus pandemic was surging.

SAG Awards nominations are being accepted now and nonetheless are set to be introduced on February 4, however a few different key dates on the SAG Awards calendar even have modified. Final voting now will start on February 16, reasonably than the tenth, and the deadline for members to request paper ballots has been moved from February 26 to March 12. Voting will shut on March 30 reasonably than March 10.

TNT and TBS, which is able to air the ceremony dwell beginning at 6 p.m. PT, stated in its date announcement at this time: “(*4*) these difficult instances, our business and our union members have confirmed their creativity and resilience in discovering new strategies of storytelling whereas adapting to new security protocols and procedures. We embrace that spirit as we re-imagine the SAG Awards with a one-hour particular that highlights and expands on our signature “I Am an Actor” opening and honors the excellent performances of the previous yr.”

Here is the up to date SAG Awards calendar:

Monday, February 1
Nominations voting closes at 5 p.m. PT

Thursday, February 4
twenty seventh SAG Awards nominations introduced
Records pulled for ultimate balloting

Tuesday, February 16
Final voting opens

Friday, March 12
Final day to request paper ultimate ballots in lieu of on-line voting

Tuesday, March 30
Final Voting Closes at 12 Noon (PT)

Sunday, April 4
twenty seventh annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Source: https://deadline.com/2021/01/sag-awards-2021-date-moved-april-4-grammys-1234672837/

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