Mark your calendars for February 27, 2022 — because the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (SAG) are making a triumphant return to being held in person.
The annual award show, which this year was aired as a completely pre-recorded event, will take place over a two-hour live event on the date originally reserved for the 94th Academy Awards. The Oscars will now take place on March 27, 2022.
While the rather subdued 2021 iteration of the event didn’t feature a host, a red carpet or even a set, the 2022 version is bound to make up for lost time with the type of glamour we typically look forward to seeing at Hollywood award shows.
According to Variety, “as part of the date announcement, the SAG Awards also revealed key deadlines and dates for next year’s show. For starters, submissions for nomination consideration will open on Monday, August 30, 2021, and close Friday, November 5, 2021. The eligibility window of airdate or premiere is between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.”
Nominations for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The Crown, Schitt’s Creek and Ozark were the biggest winners at 2021’s ceremony taking home prizes such as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Schitt’s Creek and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Crown.
Given that Schitt’s Creek ended its six-season run in January 2020 and season five of The Crown will not make its debut until 2022, neither series will be eligible for 2022 nods. Ozark, which will conclude with its fourth season could potentially be a contender once again, depending on when the final season is released on Netflix.
Jason Sudeikis, who took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso could certainly be in with another shot at glory, with season two of the heartwarming comedy landing on the streamer on July 23rd.
The awards will be broadcast in the US on both TNT and TBS at 8pm EST, but Australian audiences should be able to access the live stream online through the network websites like in previous years. It is not yet known if Foxtel or one of the free-to-air Australian networks will broadcast the event so watch this space for more information.