SAG Awards appears to take much less is extra strategy with hour-long pre-taped present amid unprecedented award season hampered by pandemic
The 2021 Display Actors Guild Awards shall be an hour lengthy and taped forward of time amid an unprecedented award season hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.
The present’s co-executive producer Todd Milliner stated that amid the altering circumstances, SAG is taking a less-is-more strategy to the proceedings.
‘We’re taking a look at making an attempt to do a novel award ceremony in an hour and go away individuals saying, which they very not often do [with an awards show], ‘Man, I want we had extra,’ Milliner advised Variety on Tuesday. ‘It’s a jam-packed hour, and we’re nonetheless making an attempt to rob from one half to offer to a different half.
The most recent: The 2021 Display Actors Guild Awards shall be an hour lengthy and taped forward of time amid an unprecedented award season hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. Daveed Diggs and Lily Collins had been seen saying the nominees earlier this 12 months
‘If you begin parsing out that hour, we didn’t actually have time for a stage,’ he stated.
The hour-long present is slated to have 13 awards handed out, comedy skits and the I Am An Actor segments beforehand seen on previous years’ broadcasts.
The present will even embody an In Memoriam phase following a 12 months during which various Hollywood stars died, together with Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Preston and Naya Rivera.
‘Actually if none of the remainder of the present was going to be stay we thought, let’s put the remainder of this time into these segments,’ stated Milliner, who’s government producing the present with Kathy Connell and Sean Hayes.
In cost: SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris was seen in the course of the nomination bulletins
The present will even embody an In Memoriam phase following a 12 months during which various Hollywood stars died, together with Chadwick Boseman, who was snapped on the 2019 occasion
The awards had been slated to be dispersed in pre-recorded segments on Zoom, with acceptance speeches.
Connell advised the outlet that the early preparations leaves the door open for spoilers to leak out, however she was hopeful nominees would maintain the outcomes to themselves.
‘We hope they respect the present sufficient and all people does, and their fellow actors, that they do not need to disappoint the viewers at dwelling by letting any surprises go,’ she stated.
Two-person crews and distant streaming by way of laptops could be utilized in following strict COVID-19 protocol.
‘SAG Awards is a challenge the place all people has to work collectively,’ Hayes stated, ‘so we respect all of these protocols which can be in place simply to make all people really feel protected.’
Actors already slated to seem on the present embody Sterling Ok. Brown, Lily Collins, Ted Danson, Daveed Diggs and Mary Steenburgen.
Milliner added, ‘I can’t even inform you a couple of couple that we hope come collectively as a result of it’s going to be enjoyable.’
The SAG Awards are slated to air April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on TNT and TBS.