SAG Awards 2015
Wait, which one are the SAG Awards again? Next in the long march of award season, the Screen Actors Guild Awards is the only trophy show where actors (or at least, anyone in the SAG-AFTRA union) vote for each other in movie and TV categories. You might recognize it because the ceremony always starts with charming anecdotes from stars about why they decided to become actors — it’s also the one that awards casting ensembles.
Plus, it’s a good predictor of who has the Oscar race locked up. Though the SAG Awards lack the glitz of the Academy Awards and the booze of the Golden Globes, A-listers still take this one pretty seriously. Here’s everything you need to know.
Where to watch:
The two-hour show airs Sunday, Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (All times Eastern.)
Or, watch live on the SAG Awards Web site. You can also use the Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps for iOS or Android, though for that option, you must sign in with a TV service provider user name and password.
If your Sunday night TV schedule is still too crowded, fear not — after the show concludes at 10 p.m., it airs immediately again on TNT.
No hosts! There are a lot of categories to get through and again, only two hours.
Who’s going to win:
On the movie side? Probably “Birdman,” which leads with four nominations, or “Boyhood,” close behind with three nods. As for TV, ABC’s “Modern Family” got lots of love, but HBO dominated per usual with noms for “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” “The Normal Heart” and “Boardwalk Empire.”
The red carpet:
At 6 p.m., the SAG red carpet pre-show streams live on the SAG Awards site along with People.com.
Also at 6 p.m. you can tune into E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” as Maria Menounos, Kelly Osbourne and Ross Mathews interview all the celebs.
Judging the fashion:
E! is on it. Monday night at 9 p.m., the “Fashion Police” team (Kathy Griffin, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and Brad Goreski) analyzes all of the dresses.
Here’s a complete list of nominees.
Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Noton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Naomi Watts, “St. Vincent”