How to watch the 2023 SAG Awards: where to watch online

SAG Awards stage
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The Screen Actors Guild (aka the SAG) Awards are an important step on the road to the Oscars, as many of the year's best performances are up for trophies. However, for awards fans hoping to watch the 2023 SAG Awards when they take place on Sunday, February 26, there's a pretty big detail that they need to be aware of.

When nominations were announced for the 2023 SAG Awards, it was also shared that for the first time the ceremony would not air on TV. Instead, Netflix has acquired the rights to the awards ceremony and will live stream it on their platform starting in 2024. But what does that mean for the 2023 SAG Awards?

Don't worry, they're not going on sabbatical for a year, but they are going to be entirely online for the first time in their history.

Here is everything you need to know on how to watch the 2023 SAG Awards.

How to watch 2023 SAG Awards

While Netflix won't be streaming the SAG Awards on its main platform until 2024, the streamer is going to provide viewers with a live stream of the ceremony on its social media channels: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

This means that you can watch the SAG Awards on a computer, phone, tablet or any device that can feature an app for one of those social media platforms. If you want to watch the SAG Awards on TV, then you are going to need a smart TV that is capable of accessing YouTube.

Because it is only airing on Netflix's social media platforms, you actually shouldn't need a Netflix subscription to watch the SAG Awards this year. However, that will change in 2024.

Netflix has not offered details on any red carpet coverage for the SAG Awards.

2023 SAG Awards FAQs

What time are the 2023 SAG Awards?

The 2023 SAG Awards begin at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on Sunday, February 26. They air live for everyone.

Where are the 2023 SAG Awards?

The SAG Awards ceremony is taking place at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Who are the 2023 SAG Award nominees?

Check out the SAG website for the full list of nominees across both TV and film, but here are shows and movies that are competing for the top prizes on the night recognizing the best casts:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- Babylon
- The Banshees of Inisherin
- Everything Everywhere All at Once
- The Fabelmans
- Women Talking

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
- Abbott Elementary
- Barry
- The Bear
- Hacks
- Only Murders in the Building

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
- Better Call Saul
- The Crown
- Ozark
- Severance
- The White Lotus

Among the individuals nominated and expected to be in attendance are Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Viola Davis, Austin Butler, Angela Bassett, Brendan Gleeson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, Jennifer Coolidge, Zendaya, Bob Odenkirk, Jeff Bridges, Quinta Brunson, Jenna Ortega, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Who are the 2023 SAG Awards presnters

Here is the list of confirmed presenters at the 2023 SAG Awards:

- Jason Bateman
- Emily Blunt
- Matt Bomer
- Jeff Bridges
- Jessica Chastain
- Don Cheadle
- Ariana DeBose
- Andrew Garfield
- Antonia Gentry
- Eugene Levy
- Paul Mescal
- Caleb McLaughlin
- Jenna Ortega
- Ashley Park
- Aubrey Plaza
- Amy Poehler
- Haley Lu Richardson
- Adam Scott
- Zendaya

Who is receiving the SAG Life Achievement Award?

Sally Field is the recipient of the 58th Life Achievement SAG Award. Field previously won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Brothers & Sisters and has been nominated a total of nine times. She has a career that has spanned more than five decades, including most recently appearing in the movie 80 for Brady.

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