Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Fallon, Henry Golding, Ethan Hawke and Helen Mirren will be presenters at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, April 4, it was announced today.
They join the previously announced Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Lily Collins, Daveed Diggs and Sterling K. Brown.
This year’s SAG Awards are going to look very different from years past. The show’s executive producers Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and Kathy Connell revealed early in the month that the show will be pre-taped, including winner reveals, and be limited to just a one-hour running time, covering 13 awards for film and television plus the In Memoriam (the Globes opted out of one again this year) and the traditional ‘I Am An Actor’ segments, which will be produced with a two-person crews will be sent to performers’ homes or recorded via their own computers and edited into the show. One major element missing will be the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will not be given out this year. It’s also forgoing a host or even a set.
“We’re looking at trying to do a unique award ceremony in an hour and leave people saying, which they very rarely do [with an awards show], ‘Man, I wish we had more,’” Milliner said.
In the days leading up to the broadcast, nominees from each category will gather together in their own category-specific Zoom room, where the winner will be announced and can give their acceptance speech. Meaning, every nominee (and likely their close friends and family) will know the results ahead of the rest of the world and must keep mum about it on all socials as to keep the element of surprise.
“We hope they respect the show enough and everybody does, and their fellow actors, that they don’t want to disappoint the audience at home by letting any surprises go,” Connell said of nominees who will know outcomes ahead of the show’s airdate.
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