The SAG Awards ceremony migrates to Netflix: towards a new era?

SAG will first livestream its 2023 awards show on Netflix’s Youtube channel on February 26 as a preliminary transition to the streaming giant. Abaca

The powerful Hollywood Actors Union no longer had a television broadcaster. This year, The Banshees of Inisherin leads the nominations.

Are streaming platforms the future eldorado of these endless award shows losing television audiences? The powerful American union of actors – the SAG – opened a breach by announcing that it had concluded a broadcasting agreement with Netflix. The firm will put online, on February 26 on its Youtube channel, the award ceremony of the influential guild, whose preferences often align with those of the Oscars. The 2024 edition will be broadcast directly on the platform.

The SAG Awards, which reward actors on the small and big screen, were launched in 1995. Its first broadcaster was the traditional channel NBC, then the retransmission was provided by the cable channels of the Warner group TNT and TBS. This contract expired in 2022. In a press release, SAG officials welcomed this transfer, hoping that it would allow the ceremony to find a bigger audience. Especially internationally.

This migration to the platforms may revolutionize the topography of the price season. The Golden Globes could imitate the SAG. Splashed by scandals of corruption and racism, the organization no longer has a broadcaster. With Tuesday’s ceremony NBC honored what remained of his contract. The audiences for these long ceremonies, including the Oscars, being in freefall, the historical networks are reluctant to open their wallets and antenna.

Bringing together more than 121,000 artists and presenters, the SAG guild has the reputation of being one of the most reliable announcing ceremonies for designating the performers who will be nominated and then win an Oscar. Indeed, the actor branch constitutes the most important electorate of the American Academy of Cinema. The actors who have the support of the members of the SAG at the SAG awards find it logically at the Oscars.

Everything smiles at Banshees of Inisherin

The signals are therefore green for Martin McDonagh’s black comedy The Banshees of Inisherinand the odyssey into alternate realities Everything Everywhere All at Onceof the Daniels. Covered with statuettes at the Golden Globes, the two films each have five nominations.

The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once are in the running for the supreme prize for best distribution. The autobiographical story of Steven Spielberg The Fabelmans, Damian Chazelle’s Rough Love Letter babylonand the female council Women Talkingwill be ambushed.

Awarded at the Mostra and the Golden Globes, Colin Farrel will have in front of him in the best actor category Bill Nighy (Live), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) et Austin Butler (Elvis). The last member of the quinté is a surprise. This is’Adam Sandler to Hustle from Netflix, preferred to the heroes of Babylon.

In women, Cate Blanchetta conductor abusing his power in Tarand Michelle Yeohowner of a laundromat discovering a thousand lives Everything Everywhere All at Once, leave favorites. The Marilyn Monroe of Blonde hair Ana de Armas, Viola Davishaughty amazon in The Woman Kingand Danielle Deadwylermother courage in till will find it difficult to disturb this duel. Despite his feverish spirit in babylon, Margot Robbie don’t pierce. No more than these sisters of Women Talking.

Everything Everywhere All at Once places all his supporting roles: Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu. As The Banshees of Inisherin with Kerry Gordon, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan. The Fabelmans is in a more precarious position. Alone Paul Dano snatch an individual nomination but not Michelle Williams.

Top Gun Maverick and Avatar: The Way of the Water snubbed

In these categories should triumph the winners of the Golden Globes Ke Huy Quan and Angela Bassett. The African-American actress represents the first real chance of a statuette for Marvel superheroes after her performance as a bereaved mother in Black Panther 2 leaves with a head start. Box office behemoths Top Gun Maverick and Avatar: The Way of the Water will have to settle for nominations in the best stunts category.

If the new broadcaster of the SAG awards, Netflix does not fill up with nominations on the big screen with the exception ofBlonde hair, ofHustleand medical thriller The Good Nursethe platform does better on the series side whereThe Crown, Dahmer, Ozarkand Wednesdayare cited. Its competitors will be able to bet onSeveranceand Blackbird(AppleTV+), Barry, The White Lotusand hacks(HBO), The Dropout, The Bear, Only Murders In The Building (Hulu/Disney+). Fantasy hits house of the dragon and The Rings of Power are confined to the category of stunts.

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The SAG Awards ceremony migrates to Netflix: towards a new era?