As awards season continues its steady march towards Oscar Sunday, this weekend brings us the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the only major awards show that exclusively honors performers.
As EW’s Oscar expert Nicole Sperling notes, the actors who take home The Actor, which is what they call the SAG statuette, often pick up the Oscar too. So if there’s a lot riding on your Academy Awards pool, you might want to tune in to this Saturday’s ceremony. To find out when and where to do that, as well as who’s presenting, who’s nominated, and answers to all your other burning questions, read on below!
What time are the SAG Awards?
The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards take place at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on Saturday. The ceremony will air live on both TNT and TBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT; the red carpet begins at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT.
Trick question! The SAG Awards don’t have a host.
The long list of actors who will present awards to their peers includes Priyanka Chopra, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman, Jacob Tremblay, Idris Elba, Anna Faris, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, and SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present Carol Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award, SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade.
Who are the nominees?
The SAG Awards are unique in that they award individual actors as well as entire casts and stunt ensembles. Some of the major categories are below, but you can check out the complete list of nominees for all 15 categories here.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Straight Outta Compton
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece/PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Which movies and TV shows have the most nominations?
In a bit of a surprise, Trumbo picked up the most nominations for a theatrical motion picture, with three (the film only got one nod at the Oscars, for star Bryan Cranston). Perennial awards favorites Game of Thrones, Homeland, and House of Cards led the pack for TV series, all collecting three nominations as well.