The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will air on
Sunday, January 29
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards® LLC, is produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). Nominations will be announced Dec. 14th. For our other key dates, please see our full calendar (below).
TNT and TBS are part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
TBS is basic cable's #1 entertainment network among young adults in primetime. Available in 96 million households, TBS features such original comedies as American Dad!, Your Family or Mine, Clipped and the upcoming Angie Tribeca, The Detour and Wrecked, along with unscripted originals like Meet the Smiths and the upcoming Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman and Separation Anxiety. In late night TBS is home to the Emmy®-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien. The TBS lineup also includes the popular contemporary comedies The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 95 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies,The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians, Proof and the upcoming Public Morals, Agent X and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation series Cold Justice and the upcoming Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honors are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.
In that same spirit, the SAG Awards® also commends the outstanding performances by film and television stunt ensembles. These accolades are announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during TNT and TBS’ pre-show webcasts.
Other highlights of the Screen Actors Guild Awards include the SAG Life Achievement Award, presented to an established performer for fostering the highest ideals of the acting profession and tributes to the varied talents within SAG-AFTRA's membership. The 52nd Life Achievement Award was presented to Carol Burnett at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are also unique in the size of its voting body. Two randomly selected panels of 2,500 members each from across the country choose the nominees for television and motion pictures. All active members of SAG-AFTRA in the United States -- more than 115,000 members -- receive voting information to select the outstanding performances of the year.