SAG Awards 2017: A viewer’s guide to who, what, when and where
It’s Hollywood’s most underrated award ceremony.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are almost upon us, and while they don’t boast the same luster and lore of, say, the Oscars or the Golden Globes, the SAGs do matter.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s often-forgotten film and TV extravaganza:
What are the SAG Awards/ Who votes for them?
Just like the Oscars and Globes, the SAG Awards recognize the on-screen achievements of the year’s best movie and television performances. Unlike those bigger name shows, however, the SAG Awards are voted on by the members of the organization.
Two separate teams — the Motion Picture and Television Nominating Committees — made up of randomly selected members of the union account for one portion of the voting, while all other SAG actors are eligible to vote as well if they choose.
That means every award is voted on by the winner’s peers within the industry. There are no awards for the actual movies or shows — just the actors themselves.
Who are this year’s contenders?
Unsurprisingly, the nominees for the SAGs closely mirror those of the season’s other shows.
Golden Globes winners Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) once again lead the pack for best actor honors,…