SAG Awards moving to April 4 after Grammys spat, will 'reimagine' show as a one-hour special

Patrick Ryan

The dominoes continue to fall this awards season. 

A week after the Recording Academy announced that the Grammy Awards are moving from Jan. 31 to March 14, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are now pushing back to April 4. The ceremony, which honors the best performances in film and TV, will air on TNT and TBS (9 EST/6 PST). 

The SAG Awards were previously scheduled for March 14, which would have conflicted with the Grammys' new date. SAG-AFTRA told USA TODAY in a statement last week it was "extremely disappointed" with the Recording Academy's decision to overlap awards shows. 

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Director Bong Joon-ho, center, and the cast of "Parasite" at last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

"Throughout these challenging times, our industry and our union members have proven their creativity and resilience in discovering new methods of storytelling while adapting to new safety protocols and procedures," SAG-AFTRA said in a news release Wednesday announcing the move to April 4. "We embrace that spirit as we reimagine the SAG Awards with a one-hour special that highlights and expands on our signature I am an Actor opening and honors the outstanding performances of the past year." 

Nominations for the 2021 SAG Awards will be announced Feb. 4. 

The Grammys shifted to March in response to surging COVID-19 cases in California, making an in-person ceremony in Los Angeles later this month untenable. 

At least for now, the Golden Globes are still on for Feb. 28 (NBC, 8 EST/5 PST). The Hollywood Foreign Press announced Tuesday that Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of filmmaker Spike Lee, will act as ambassadors during next month's ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 

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