SAG-AFTRA revealed Wednesday that it’s suspending the twenty seventh annual SAG Awards present to April 4 a week after the Grammy Awards switched its date from Jan. 31 to March 14 as a result of rising COVID-19 circumstances and deaths in Los Angeles.
“All through these difficult instances, our trade and our union members have confirmed their creativity and resilience in discovering new strategies of storytelling whereas adapting to new security protocols and procedures,” SAG-AFTRA mentioned in an announcement. “We embrace that spirit as we reimagine the SAG Awards with a one-hour particular that highlights and expands on our signature I’m an Actor opening and honors the excellent performances of the previous 12 months.”
SAG-AFTRA revealed its disappointment on Jan. 5 on the Recording Academy for its resolution to host the Grammy Awards on March 14, stating: “We’re extraordinarily disenchanted to listen to of the conflicting date, March 14, introduced at present for this 12 months’s Grammy Awards telecast. We introduced the identical date for the SAG Awards final July with the intent to present the best doable scheduling consideration for different awards exhibits. We anticipate the identical consideration from sister organizations all through the trade.”
The battle follows an analogous state of affairs from the 2020 awards season, when the SAG Awards had been moved up every week to Jan. 26 as a result of the Grammy Awards had been scheduled on the identical date.
The 2021 SAG Awards will likely be broadcast by TNT and TBS at 9 p.m. on April 4. Nominations are scheduled to be revealed on Feb. 4.
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