SAG Awards Follows Oscars to Adjust Movie Eligibility Rules Amid Pandemic

SAG Awards Follows Oscars to Adjust Movie Eligibility Rules Amid Pandemic
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The Screen Actors Guild is taking a page out of the Academy’s book to allow movies released on streaming platforms for submission amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

AceShowbiz – Officials at the Screen Actors Guild Awards will consider movies not released in theatres as part of the 2021 ceremony.

After Oscars bosses made a similar move for next year’s 2021 event, the SAG organisation informed studios that they will now be considering movies with a planned theatrical release to be eligible if streamed or released first.

The change comes after a number of high profile movies, including “No Time to Die” starring Daniel Craig, “Top Gun: Maverick“, “Mulan“, and “Black Widow“, were pushed back amid the coronavirus shutdown.

“We are still revising our film release criteria but will be following the Academy’s rule change to allow titles with a planned theatrical release to be eligible if streamed or released on VOD first,” a statement from the organisation confirmed, reported Variety.

“Full language will be announced in June along with the rest of our rules.”

The official film rules for the 2021 SAG Awards won’t be fully released until next month, June 2020, and the 2021 SAG Awards do not have a scheduled air date yet.

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