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Key Dates and Deadlines for the 2015 SAG Awards

Just as one award season wraps up, planning for the next one gets underway. SAG has announced the key dates leading up to and including the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 11, 2014 2:31 PM
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Golden Globes Set 2015 Date and Hosts

The 2015 timeline is starting to become clear. The Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Academy Awards dates are set.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2014 2:46 PM
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Screen Actors Guild Awards Set 2015 Date

Now that the 2014 SAG Awards have come and gone, it's on to the next: The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been slated for January 25, 2015.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 23, 2014 6:05 PM
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Screen Actors Guild Awards Go to 'American Hustle,' McConaughey & Leto and More (FULL LIST OF WINNERS)

As Oscar watchers predict what will win on March 2, the Screen Actors Guild Award does have an impact on winning momentum, throwing clips and acceptance speeches in front of the voters. Lupita Nuong'o wins the first of the SAG awards for supporting actress.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 18, 2014 10:22 PM
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Reading the Oscar Tea Leaves via Guilds; Art Director & Costume Guild Votes

To get the most accurate lay of the land as PriceWaterhouseCoopers starts to tabulate filed Oscar ballots and nominations approach January 16, it helps to look at what the guilds are doing.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 4:08 PM
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Why 'August: Osage County' Is Moving Off Its Christmas Opening

The Weinstein Co. confidently debuted John Wells and Tracy Lett's entertaining no-holds-barred R-rated film adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning stage hit "August: Osage County" at the Toronto Film Festival. Since then TWC has been working their SAG and Golden Globes magic, but the movie hasn't been getting love from year-end critics groups. (So far it's at 67% on Metacritic.) The Weinsteins already pulled back from a wide to a limited Christmas break and are switching things up again, moving those engagements back two days to December 27. Why?
  • By Anne Thompson and Tom Brueggemann
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  • December 17, 2013 4:35 PM
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Best of the Week: TOH! Top Tens, State of the Oscar Race, Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Ballot and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 14, 2013 1:13 PM
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SAG Awards Nominees: Winners and Losers, Surprises and Snubs (ANALYSIS; UPDATED)

Not getting a SAG nomination doesn't necessarily mean you are out of the running for an Oscar--it just doesn't help you get there. It could be a sign of weakness with the Academy's largest voting branch. SAG shutouts and critics' favorites "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Her," for example, will likely be cited by the Academy outside the acting categories. And I will lay odds that snubbed New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Robert Redford--giving a silent performance in a small indie that isn't thriving at the box office --will be one of the Oscar five, probably at the expense of Forest Whitaker of "The Butler."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 11, 2013 10:40 AM
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Weinsteins Go New Media with 'August: Osage County' as Streep Limits Press Access, Pursue Awards Influencers in New Way (STREEP TALKS VIDEO)

What does the mighty New York Times do when there's no Meryl Streep interview? They do a write-around. Streep was a no-show at the "August: Osage County" unveiling and press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing others to speak for her. (Early press reaction was mixed.) Instead she did the one thing press-shy folks must do: a press conference posted on YouTube (below). And the Weinstein know this movie's most enthusiastic supporters will be actors, so they are courting them in an innovative new way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 27, 2013 1:10 PM
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Awards Season Update and Calendar: Critics and Guilds Pack in Movies in Order to Vote in Wide Open Race

Lots of news coming in today on the awards season front.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 19, 2013 3:50 PM
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