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SAG Awards Grabs a Very Early Date – and Moves to a Saturday

By moving its show up by more than a week, the SAG Awards will likely become the first of 2014's major guild awards; TBS and TNT to simulcast once again

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are inching earlier.

SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams announced on Friday that the 2014 SAG Awards will take place on Jan. 18. That's a full nine days earlier than this year's Jan. 27 date and 11 days earlier than the Jan. 29 date in 2011.

SAG also staked out a Saturday. In recent years its show has been held on Sunday, the day after either the Producers Guild or Directors Guild Awards and about two weeks after the Golden Globes.  

Presumably, SAG's move will push the Globes to Sunday, Jan. 12 and make the SAG Awards the first of the major guild awards. (The Writers Guild is always the last, taking place in February rather than January.)

As it has been in recent years, the SAG Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific.