SAG Awards Considering Changes to Film Eligibility Rules and Screening Q&As

Published on Apr 08, 2020

SAG Awards Considering Changes to Film Eligibility Rules and Screening Q&As

There may be some changes in store for the 2021 SAG Awards because of the coronavirus pandemic.

SAG hosted its annual spring meeting for about 120 film executives and awards consultants on Tuesday to discuss awards season and the 27th annual ceremony, which is set to take place on Jan. 24.

SAG is considering changing eligibility rules in light of theater closures. SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell confirmed to Variety that the guild is mulling over “allowing films to stream before a qualifying run.”

“In light of everything going on in the world right now, we are considering a number of options — among them allowing films to stream before a qualifying run,” Connell said. “At this time everything is in discussion and nothing is final.”

With the future unknown, SAG reps said they haven’t made any final decisions. For instance, if theaters open after a film premieres on a streaming service or on video-on-demand,

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Author: Variety Staff