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Billionschannel’s Live Blog of the SAG Awards

Billionschannel’s Live Blog of the SAG Awards


Welcome to Deadline’s Live Blog  of the 29th Annual SAG Awards.

Join me as I offer color commentary, instant analysis, and hopefully some dishy insight to the SAG Awards as they roll along beginning at 5:00PM PT tonight.  Traditionally the SAG Awards have been an often uncanny bellwether into the way the winds are blowing at the Oscars, at least in terms of acting winners.  They have a more spotty record when it comes to TV, often behind the Emmys for a couple of beats, but not always.  SAG is definitely capable of surprises, so it would be a nice twist in the season if they offer any tonight. Last year’s movie winners were copied verbatim at the Oscars which went four for four with SAG in the acting categories, and helped launch CODA to a Best Picture Oscar when it won the sometimes, but clearly not always, predictive equivalent of SAG’s Outstanding Cast award. The same boost in the Cast category, and the infectious acceptance of the South Korean actors on stage, I believe really helped cement the eventual and historic win for Parasite two years earlier. The SAG Awards are coming later in the awards season game this year, just two weeks before Oscar Sunday, and only four days before final voting begins for the 95th Annual Academy Awards. They could have a major impact, but this year’s ceremony, for the first in decades, does not have a TV deal or television presence  since being dropped by TNT/TBS, their longtime broadcast partners. The ceremony will be carried on Netflix’s You Tube channel though if you can figure out how to watch it online, this in advance of the streamer taking over the broadcast rights beginning next year. What effect that might have is probably negligible since there will be plenty of headlines coming out  of tonight’s show and eventual victors, and lots of Oscar voter eyes will be seeing them. Pundits almost universally are predicting the big Cast prize will go to Everything Everywhere All At Once, and it does appear it is that A24 sleeper hit’s one to lose, but it could also pick up trophies individually in the acting races. Keep your eyes on the blog as we find out  if that film cements its status as Oscar front runner, or gets tripped up.

On the TV side, buzzy titles like Abbott Elementary and The White Lotus – Sicily are favorites, but there are plenty of scenarios at play here as well. Join me for all the fun.



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