SAG-AFTRA 'Extremely Disappointed' That Rescheduled Grammys Conflict With SAG Awards
“We announced the same date for the SAG Awards last July,” group says
SAG-AFTRA, the combination of the Screen Actors Guild union and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, is “extremely disappointed” that the reschedule Grammys are now in conflict with its own SAG Awards.
“We are extremely disappointed to hear of the conflicting date, March 14th, announced today for this year’s Grammy Awards telecast,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. “We announced the same date for the SAG Awards last July with the intent to give the greatest possible scheduling consideration for other awards shows. We expect the same consideration from sister organizations throughout the industry.”
“The SAG Awards recognizes outstanding acting performances over the past year,” the group continued. “We will again put on a spectacular show that accomplishes that mission. Our two organizations, SAG-AFTRA and the Recording Academy, share members and work together effectively to advocate for artists in many areas. In an environment that is increasingly challenging for televised awards programs, we also have a mutual interest in successfully showcasing the artistry and talent of our respective memberships. We are in contact with the Recording Academy and will continue to work with our sister organizations to find ways to make this year’s awards season as successful as possible.”
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals, according to its member site.
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