Home Uncategorized Movie Awards: SAG Claims Next January 18th, A Week Early

Soon the Oscars will have to be given out as the movies open. This just in: The Screen Actors Guild declared this morning that the 2014 SAG Awards will be presented a week early next year–Saturday, January 18th. Come on, really?

Ordinarily the SAGs would have occurred on January 25th. But all these awards shows want to be first. First! So the SAGs will now come on the first Saturday of the Sundance Film Festival. Why not complicate everything, I say?

So based on this, the Golden Globes have to be on Sunday, January 12th. The Oscar nominations would be announced on Thursday January 9th. And so on. The actual Oscars, under the present schedule, would be on February 22nd. But maybe now they’ll be earlier.

Maybe everything should be on the same day– Awards Day! The audience can be seated in one theater on New Year’s Day, and the different awards groups can have 30 minutes apiece at the podium.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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