Since Netflix released its original movies, the streaming service has been an annual force in Hollywood’s awards season. On Saturday, at Screen Actors Guild AwardsHe will also be the host.
The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live for the first time on Netflix, starting at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony, which will take place at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles, should find a much larger audience than in recent years, and not only because it features another battle between “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie”, the main nominees.
After more than two decades airing on TNT and TBS to dwindling audiences, Netflix acquired the streaming rights to the SAG Awards in early 2023. Last year, before Netflix could prepare its platform for the event, the SAG Awards broadcast live on Netflix’s YouTube channel. This time, the SAGs will be live for Netflix’s 260 million global subscribers.
HOW TO WATCH THE SHOW
That’s simple: stream it on Netflix. The ceremony will last about two hours without commercial breaks. For anyone looking to catch up later, the show will remain on Netflix for 28 days. It’s one of the service’s biggest forays yet into streaming live events. Netflix has previously presented a live Chris Rock Comedy Speciala celebrity golf tournament and a live reunion episode of “Love Is Blind” that was marred by technical difficulties. But Netflix is preparing for more. On March 3, it will broadcast a live tennis event.
WHAT ARE THE FAVORITES?
Favorite movie (you may have heard it before) is “Oppenheimer.” Christopher Nolan’s atomic epic is nominated for four major awards, including SAG’s top honor for best ensemble. But Greta Gerwig “Barbie” It is also up for four awards and could rival “Oppenheimer” for best cast.
Academy Awards voters will be watching. Oscar voting is currently continuing and will close at the end of Tuesday. Three of the last four SAG winners won the Oscar for best picture. “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “CODA,” and “Parasite” won SAG Awards before triumphing at the Academy Awards. The exception was the 2021 winner “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Among the television nominees, “Succession” will look to increase its Emmy and Golden Globe wins. It is nominated for five awards. Also in the mix are “The Bear,” “Ted Lasso,” “Beef” and “The Last of Us.” “
WHERE IS THE BIGGEST DRAMA?
While some categories have been seemingly ironclad for weeks, like supporting actress favorite Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”), some of the biggest awards are less certain. The most followed contests of the night are the lead actor awards.
Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”) may have a slight lead for best male actor, although Paul Giamatti (“The Holdovers”) is neck and neck with him. The same could be said for best actress, where Lily Gladstone (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) or Emma Stone (“Poor Things”) could win.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE EXPECTED?
The SAG Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Barbra Streisand. Presenters include a trio of “A Devil Wears Prada” stars: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
This year’s SAG Awards also continue a grueling months-long strike in which the SAG-AFTRA union fought a bitter battle over a number of issues. Much of the work stoppage was due to changes in the film and television industry brought about by streaming, a radical change led by Netflix.