No need to endure the post-Golden Globe doldrums any longer. The 2020 SAG awards are here.
Despite the deluge of lazy live-action reboots, it was a banner year for TV and film, the best of which will be honored Sunday, Jan. 19, at the 26th annual celebration. Joaquin Phoenix turned in a career-defining — albeit controversial — performance in “Joker,” while Rachel Brosnahan electrified comedy fans as the quick-witted titular character of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” series.
Leading the nominee list that dropped on Dec. 11 were Leonardo DiCaprio, 45, (“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”), Cynthia Erivo, 33, (“Harriet”), Adam Driver, 36, (“Marriage Story”) and more. Heading up the pack of outstanding ensemble hopefuls are “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story,” with “Fleabag” and “The Crown” expected to snag TV wins.
Without further ado, we submit this quintessential roadmap to the highly anticipated award show.
What are the SAG awards?
SAG Awards 2020: ‘Irishman,’ ‘Marriage Story’ lead nominees
You’ve see the hashtag on social media every winter but what does it mean? SAG stands for Screen Actors Guild, the entertainment union which has put on the awards since 1995. The SAG awards are similar to the Globes except they exclusively award actors rather than those working behind-the-scenes. Nominees are chosen by their fellow performers, rather than a critics association like the Globes, making the SAGs perhaps a better predictor of who’s going to take home Oscar gold. Think of it as the award show for actors by actors.