Nominations for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. (ET)/ 7 a.m. (PT) at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood by Sophia Bush (“Chicago P.D.”) and Common (“Selma”). The nominations announcement will be carried live on three basic cable networks: TNT, TBS and truTV. And it will be streamed live at two websites: sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com. Prior to the announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble honors nominees will be unveiled during a live webcast on sagawards.tntdrama.com beginning at 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT).
These awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2016, will be presented on Jan. 29, 2017 on both TNT and TBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Lily Tomlin will be feted with the Life Achievement Award.
Over its first 22 years, this awardsfest has handed out 88 trophies to performers. The SAG choices have forecast the Academy Awards winners just 58 times — 60 if you count Benicio del Toro, who won in lead at SAG in 2000 for “Traffic” and supporting at the Oscars and Kate Winslet who did the reverse, winning supporting at SAG in 2008 for “The Reader” and lead at the Oscars.
And eleven of the 21 SAG Awards winners of Best Ensemble have gone on to take Best Picture at the Oscars. Last year “Spotlight” prevailed both here and with the academy as did “Birdman” in 2014. In 2013, guild voters opted for”American Hustle” as Best Ensemble, while the academy chose “12 Years a Slave” for Best Picture. SAG has predicted a few major Oscar upsets, including “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) and “Crash” (2005), and helped clarify “Argo’s” position as Oscars frontrunner in 2012 after Ben Affleck was snubbed for Best Director.
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