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All You Need To Know About the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Oscars and Golden Globes always get more publicity but most Hollywood actors respond genuinely to the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) nominations. Read on to learn more about the SAG Awards.

What are the SAG Awards?

SAG Awards have been a major awards event since 1995. SAG was an organization that merged with the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists in 2012 for forming the SAG- AFTRA. It’s an American union that represents performers who work in films, TV, commercials, video games, radio, and other media. The organization recognizes outstanding performances in primetime TV and films.

According to Statista, 2.68 million Americans watched the 25th award ceremony in 2019. Viewers watch them either on their Cox TV packages live or the Internet later on. In 2018, the number of viewers was 2.71 million. The drop was major because the audience was busy watching the NFL playoff game.

Who Votes for the Winners?

If you already know what is Screen Actors Guild Awards, you must have wondered who nominates and votes for the winners?

The nominations for the awards come from two committees – film and TV. Each has 2100 members. Every year, random members are selected to vote for the winners. The members who have voted are not selected again for the next 8 years. This is how they keep refreshing the nominating committees.

What’s the Big Deal about SAG Awards?

SAG Awards are extremely prestigious among actors. It’s because they are exclusively devoted to acting on film and TV. Oscars and Golden Globes are limited to the acting peers. This is why actors are genuinely proud to be recognized and presented with the SAG Awards.

Screen Actors Guild Awards Categories

SAG Awards accept submissions for performers in motion pictures, TV, cable and new media programs. Here’re are the categories:

For Motion Picture

  1. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  2. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  3. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  4. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  5. Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

For TV, Cable and Media Programs

  1. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
  2. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
  3. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  4. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
  5. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
  6. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
  7. Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  8. Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

For Stunt Ensemble Honors

  1. Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  2. Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

The recipients for these categories are announced on the red carpet before the Telecast of the ceremony.

SAG Awards 2020 Date

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020 date is out. The 26th annual awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2020. The venue for the ceremony is Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

SAG Awards 2020 Nomination

Everyone’s excited for the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020 nominees but we will have to wait till 2020 to receive the list. The nominees for TV, commercials, and a documentary will be announced on January 6, 2020. On the other hand, the nominees for theatrical feature film and the first-time feature film will be announced on January 7, 2020. Fans have to wait a little bit more to find out who will host the show, the list of presenters and of course, the winners.

Highlights from SAG Awards 2019

The 25th Annual SAG Awards were presented on January 19, 2019. Let’s go back in time and refresh our memories by having a look at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 winners:

Nominees and Winners from Motion Picture

For Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Nominees Winner
A Star Is Born Black Panther
Black Klansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Nominees Winner
Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns Glenn Close for The Wife
Olivia Colman for The Favourite
Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born
Glenn Close for The Wife
Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

 

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Nominees Winner
Christian Bale for Vice Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born
Viggo Mortensen for Green Book
Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington for BlacKkKlansman

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees Winner
Amy Adams for Vice Emily Blunt for A Quiet Place
Margot Robbie for Mary Queen of Scots
Emma Stone for The Favourite
Emily Blunt for A Quiet Place
Rachel Weisz for The Favourite

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees Winner
Timothée Chalamet for Beautiful Boy    Mahershala Ali for Green Book
Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mahershala Ali for Green Book
Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman

 

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Nominees Winner
Ant-Man and the Wasp Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Mission Impossible: Fallout

Nominees and Winners from TV

For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees Winner
Julia Garner for Ozark Sandra Oh for Killing Eve
Elizabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale
Robin Wright for House of Cards
Sandra Oh for Killing Eve
Elizabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale

 

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Nominees Winner
Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us Jason Bateman for Ozark
Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul
Joseph Fiennes for The Handmaid’s Tale
Jason Bateman for Ozark
John Krasinski for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

 

For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees Winner
Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Brie for GLOW
Jane Fonda for Grace and Frankie
Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie

 

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominees Winner
Alan Arkin for The Kominsky Method Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader for Barry
Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler for Barry

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Nominees Winner
Amy Adams for Sharp Objects Patricia Arquette for Escape at Dannemora
Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects
Penélope Cruz for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Patricia Arquette for Escape at Dannemora
Emma Stone for Maniac

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Nominees Winner
Antonio Banderas for Genius: Picasso Darren Criss for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins for King Lear
Darren Criss for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Bill Pullman for The Sinner

 

Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Nominees Winner
The Americans This is Us
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
This is Us
Ozark

 

Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Nominees Winner
Atlanta The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
GLOW
Barry
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Kominsky Method

 

Nominees and Winners from Stunt Ensemble Honors

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Nominees Winner
Ant-Man and The Wasp Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Black Panther
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

Nominees Winner
Marvel’s Daredevil Glow
Westworld
The Walking Dead
Glow
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

SAG Awards 2020 Voting Deadline

The balloting for nominations will open on November 14, 2019, and will close on December 8, 2019, at 5 PM. The nominees will then be announced on December 11th. So, the official Screen Actors Guild Awards voting begins on December 17, 2019.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards voting ends on January 17, 2020, by noon. The final votes must either be cast online or via balloting.

Where to Watch the SAG Awards?

Wondering what channel is Screen Actors Guild Awards on? You will get to watch the ceremony live on TBS and TNT on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 8 PM ET. You can also visit the websites or mobile apps of these networks to watch the ceremony live.

But what if you don’t have cable? In that case, you don’t need a channel for Screen Actors Guild Awards. You can watch the ceremony online too. Some streaming services such as Hulu will be broadcasting the event.

Summing Up

Let’s hope the award ceremony gets more hits in 2020. Fans are excited for the Screen Actors Guild Awards list of winners. Mark your calendar now to catch the ceremony live. In case you get caught up, you can always use Cox Internet to watch the event later on.

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