With just under a month to go before the Academy Awards, the thespians are getting their chance to choose the best of the best.
Hosted by Megan Mullally, the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards let Hollywood actors – the largest voting bloc for the Oscars – honor each other, and the musical drama “A Star Is Born” is hoping to get some awards-season momentum going. So far shut out of most major awards, Bradley Cooper’s film leads the field with four nominations, including best ensemble in a motion picture – the SAG equivalent of the Academy’s best picture. Also in the running: Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” and Spike Lee’s 1970s-set cop drama “BlacKkKlansman.”
A bunch of newly Oscar-nominated actors will be vying in their respective categories, including Cooper, Christian Bale (“Vice”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) for male lead actor and Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) for female lead actor.
Check back at 8 ET/5 PT for a minute-by-minute (ET) breakdown of the festivities.
More on the Screen Actors Guild Awards:
The winners’ list
Honoree Alan Alda’s approach to life, including Parkinson’s: ‘Adapt, adjust, revise’
Most shocking snubs: ‘First Man,’ Nicole Kidman weren’t nominated