How to Watch the SAG Awards: Time, Streaming Options, and More

The recorded ceremony was converted into a one-hour broadcast.


The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards are just around the corner, but as with any awards show that aired during the pandemic, things will be a little different this year. The awards themselves have actually been taped and turned into an hour-long television broadcast where the winners will be announced for the first time. This year’s nominees include Ahmed Rice, Carey Mulligan, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluuya, and of course Jared Leto. The SAG awards can often serve as precursors to Oscar glory, so all eyes are on the stars of Threatening, The Chicago Trial 7, Since 5 Bloods and more to see who got the momentum on Oscar night. And that’s just on the movie side. The stars of Bridgerton and Ozark and Schitt’s Creek and Ted Lasso and more will challenge it in the TV categories and vie for the coveted statue of the actor.

So if you’re wondering how to watch the SAG Awards this year, we have the answer to every question you have below.

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When do the SAG Awards start?

The 27th SAG Awards begin on Sunday, April 4th at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

Are the SAG Awards on TV?

Yes! The SAG Awards will air simultaneously on TNT and TBS starting at 9 p.m. ET tonight.

Is there a pre-show?

A pre-show of the SAG Awards will be streamed live on,, PeopleTV,,, People / EW / PeopleTV Facebook, People / EW / PeopleTV Twitter, and People / EW YouTube off 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. During the pre-show, Jason George (Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy) and JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill, Poltergeist) will announce the Union stunt honor winners.

Are the SAG Awards streamed online?

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You can only view the SAG Awards online if you are a TNT and / or TBS subscriber. If so, you can watch them through the network’s websites, mobile apps, or a connected device app like Roku, Amazon Fire, or Apple TV.

Have the SAG Awards already been recorded?

Yes, and this year there is a unique opportunity to convert the program into a one-hour program as described in this way:

This year’s SAG Awards are an hour-long celebration that highlights and augments the signature stories of the “I Am An Actor” series through fun and intimate, documentary-inspired interviews that will be televised. The show will continue the tradition of recognizing the outstanding achievements of the past year by announcing the winners in 13 categories.

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