5 Key Things to Know Before the 2015 SAG Awards Tonight: Seating, Predictions + More

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With the Golden Globes and People’s Choice Awards behind us, Award Season is officially in full swing. Tonight, the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held in Los Angeles, and we’re anxious to see what stars will be walking away with statues of their own. Although there aren’t too many surprises on the nominees list this year, there will still be lot of close calls to keep us guessing. So to get you ready for tonight, here’s what you need to know before the SAG awards this evening.

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THE SEATING CHART.

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Thanks to the USA Today, we now know what A-list actors will be hobnobbing with one another tonight, as the seating chart for tonight’s festivities has been revealed. Like a beacon of beauty and talent, Table 8 will have Hollywood heavyweights Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, and Jennifer Aniston. Each actress is very likely to take home the awards for their respective categories, but neither are up for the same trophy.

Table 14 will seat the one and only Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, who both took home SAG awards last year. Beside them will be Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslanya and the sure to be stunning Reese Witherspoon. Table 20 has a mixed crowd of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Billy Bob Thorton, Rene Russo, and Kevin Costner. Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton and Emma Stone will all be at the Birdman table, as will the stars of The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Theory of Everything will be at their respective film tables as well.

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SAG AWARDS TEND TO PREDICT THE OSCARS.

Although not always the case, last year’s SAG award were certainly an indicator of who would take home awards on Oscar night. We saw the incredible Cate Blanchett win for Blue Jasmine, Leto and McConaughey win for Dallas Buyer’s Club, and Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave all take home awards at both ceremonies. But let’s not hope it’s all the same winners—where would the fun be in that?

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PREDICTIONS.

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Here are our predictions for who will take home the big awards tonight…

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Rosemund Pike, Gone Girl

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Boyhood

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

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LIVE STREAM THE RED CARPET.

Of course one of the most exciting aspects of any award show is watching your favorite stars traipse down the red carpet in their gowns and suits. So tonight, if your sans television before the actual program starts, watch the pre-show live stream HERE beginning at 6pm.

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DEBBIE REYNOLDS. 

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Iconic actress, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds will take to the stage tonight to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Perhaps best known for her first starring role, opposite Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, for over half a century now she has been delivering incredible performances in film and television. You can watch all her of her classic films, including Singin’ in the Rain, Bundle of Joy, The Mating Game, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Tender Trap, Athena, Goodbye Charlie, and many more, on iTunes right now.

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