The twenty eighth Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a “Hamilton” reunion, characteristic a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, perhaps, provide a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards.
The SAG Awards, happening at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, start at 8 p.m. EST Sunday and air on each TNT and TBS. (The present will even be out there to stream Monday on HBO Max.) After the January Golden Globes were a non-event, the Display screen Actors Guild Awards can be Hollywood’s first main, televised, in-person award present — full with a purple carpet and teary-eyed speeches — this yr.
Whereas the Academy Awards aren’t mandating vaccination for presenters (simply attendees), it is required for the SAG Awards, that are voted on by the Hollywood actors’ guild SAG-AFTRA. One actor within the solid of the Paramount collection “Yellowstone,” Forrie J. Smith, has stated he will not attend as a result of he is not vaccinated.
“Hamilton” trio Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs will open the ceremony. Kate Winslet is to current the actors’ lifetime achievement award to Mirren, a five-time SAG Award winner.
A starry group of nominees — together with Will Smith, Woman Gaga, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Ben Affleck — will make certain the SAG Award do not lack for glamour.
5 movies are nominated for the SAG Awards’ prime honor, finest ensemble: Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast,” Sian Heder’s coming-of-age drama “CODA,” Adam McKay’s apocalypse comedy “Do not Look Up,” Ridley Scott’s high-camp “Home of Gucci” and Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced’s household tennis drama “King Richard.”
The leading Oscar nominee, Jane Campion’s “The Energy of the Canine,” didn’t land a finest ensemble nominations however three of its actors — Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee — are up for particular person awards.
Successful finest ensemble would not robotically make a film the Oscar favourite, however actors maintain the biggest sway as a result of they represent the biggest proportion of the Academy of Movement Photos Arts and Sciences. Final yr, the actors chose Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” whereas finest image on the Oscars went to “Nomadland.” The yr earlier than, SAG’s decide of “Parasite” presaged the Oscar winner.
Within the tv classes, Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” is available in with a number one 5 nominations, carefully trailed by HBO’s “Succession,” Apple’s “The Morning Present” and Netflix’s much-watched “Squid Sport” — all of that are up for 4 awards.