What Channel Are The 2017 SAG Awards On? You Should Tune In For The Sake Of Your Oscar Ballot
It’s the most glamorous time of year: awards season. Celebrities are looking fabulous and in full-on party mode as we sit glued to our screens debating over what films and TV shows should win, who wore it best, and who was snubbed. While we all know the Academy Awards are the main event and the Golden Globes have already come and gone, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are just around the corner on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. To tune in, you'll need to know what channel the SAG Awards are on, especially since they're an important event for awards season devotees.
Film and television buffs alike will watch as SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) honors all of the entertainment arts. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, the awards show will be simulcast on both TNT and TBS, and as usual, there will be red carpet coverage on E! earlier in the night, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. They show comes just in the nick of time for your Oscar pool, as the films that win big on Sunday could indicate who takes home Academy Awards on Feb. 26.
This year, Captain Fantastic, Fences, Hidden Figures, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight are nominated for the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Similarly, Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight have been nominated by the Academy for Best Picture.
In the past, many films that have won Outstanding Cast at the SAG Awards have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and compare the last 10 years of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Best Picture winners. (It should be noted that the awards show held in 2016 was called the 2015 SAG Awards and the 2016 Academy Awards, and so on, as SAG uses the year the films came out as the title, while the Academy refers to the year of the awards show itself.)
A Match: Spotlight won both the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Best Picture awards in 2016.
A Match: Birdman won both of the film awards.
Not a Match: In 2014, American Hustle took home the SAG Award, while 12 Years A Slave brought home the Oscar.
A Match: The award shows were in sync again with Argo taking home both of the coveted awards.
Not A Match: The Help won the SAG Award, while The Artist won the Oscar.
A Match: The Oscar and the SAG Award went to The King's Speech.
Not a Match: SAG honored Inglourious Basterds, while the Academy honored The Hurt Locker.
A Match: Both award shows honored Slumdog Millionaire.
A Match: No Country For Old Men won big at both shows.
Not a Match: While Little Miss Sunshine won the SAG Award, the Oscar went to The Departed.
While the SAG Award winner isn't a guaranteed preview of who takes home Best Picture a few weeks later, this record is solid enough to make watching the show on TNT or TBS worth it for anyone still making their official predictions.