Grammys now clash with SAGs; SAGs are fuming

 Grammys now clash with SAGs; SAGs are fuming

Awards season is ALL OVER THE PLACE this year, for obvious reasons – and whilst the Grammys have often clashed with the movie BAFTAs in the past, this year they’re going up against a big US ceremony.

The iconic music prizegiving bash has jumped back to March 14 from its original date of January 31; putting it up against the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

And reader, the SAGs lot are pissed.

“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 obtained by Billboard.

“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.”

This has happened before, by the by: last year the SAGs moved forward from January 26 to January 19 after the Grammys parked their tanks on their lawn, and now it’s happening again.

The Grammy noms were announced last November, and the final round of voting ended earlier this week – which means the results will be sitting there waiting to be announced for about 10 weeks before they’re finally revealed.

Shaun Kitchener

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Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.