The SAG Awards, streaming Sunday, should offer an Oscar preview

Last year, the top winners at the Screen Actors Guild Awards all corresponded directly to the winners of the Academy Awards. Will Sunday’s SAGs offer the same preview?

The 29th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will begin at 8 pm on Sunday and will be streamed live on Netflix’s YouTube page. After the awards, presented by the film and television acting guild SAG-AFRTA, lost their home broadcast on TNT/TBS, Netflix signed on to stream the ceremony. While future editions will be streamed live on Netflix, this year’s show, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, will be featured on the streaming service’s YouTube page and social media channels.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” join five nominations and each film is up for the guild’s top award, best ensemble, along with “Babylon,” “The Fabelmans” and “Women Ag talk.”

The SAG Awards is considered one of the most reliable Oscar bellwethers. Actors make up the largest percentage of the film academy, so their choices have the biggest impact. Last year, “CODA” won at SAG before winning best picture at the Oscars, with Ariana DeBose, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Troy Kotsur winning both the SAG Award and the Academy Award.

With both supporting categories topped by the likes of Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”), Sunday’s SAG Awards could offer the most clarity in the main awards. acting.

Best actress could go to Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) or Cate Blanchett (“Tar”). Although Andrea Riseborough’s much-debated campaign led to an Academy Award nomination, some of the most prominent Oscar snobs are going for best actress. Although Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”) and Viola Davis (“The Woman King”) were nominated by the academy, they inspired some to reject racial bias in Hollywood. Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) is also named.

Among the best actor, Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) and Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) are all considered contenders who have a realistic shot at winning. The guild also nominated Adam Sandler (“Hustle”) and Bill Nighy (“Living”).

On the TV side, nominees for best ensemble in a drama series include: “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “Ozark,” “Severance” and “The White Lotus.” The series “Abbott Elementary,” “Barry,” “The Bear,” “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building” are up for best comedy series ensemble.

Sunday’s presenters include Zendaya (who scored her first SAG nomination for her lead performance in “Euphoria”, Aubrey Plaza, Jenna Ortega, Adam Scott, Chastain and Jeff Bridges. Sally Field will receive the SAG lifetime achievement award, honored to be presented by Andrew Garfield.


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