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What To Expect At The Screen Actors Guild Awards

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This Sunday you can expect chic red carpet fashion, emotional acceptance speeches and a lot of can’t-miss moments when your favorite actors are honored at the 21st annual Screen Actor Guild Awards.

The SAG Awards has a list of star-studded presenters for the ceremony. Julia Roberts, Edward Norton and Matthew McConaughey, among others, will be presenting the actor statuettes to their peers.

The big nominations of the night include outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, of which Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything are nominated. Boyhood took best drama motion picture at the Golden Globes while The Grand Budapest Hotel took best musical or comedy motion picture, so it’s tough to predict who will take home this award Sunday night.

One category to keep a close eye on is outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. Eddie Redmayne is predicted to nab the award based on his Golden Globe win, but he’s still facing tough competition from Jake Gyllenhall and Steve Carell and their completely transformative performances in Night Crawler and Fox Catcher respectively.

The outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series category is also filled with some tough competition. The heavily awarded Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory are both nominated, as are the highly critically acclaimed Orange Is The New Black and Veep. Brooklyn Nine-Nine may be the underdog here, but the series did manage to win at the 2014 Golden Globes, so they’re not entirely out of the running.

It could finally be the year for Amy Poehler to take home the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series. A solid season of her show Parks and Recreations, plus a 2014 Golden Globe win could be just the nudge she needed for recognition by the Screen Actors Guild. However, both Uzo Aduba’s much talked about performance as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is The New Black and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ dynamic Vice President Selina Meyer in Veep could just as easily take home the award.

Besides the winners of the evening, the SAGs will also be honoring Debbie Reynolds with a lifetime achievement award during the broadcast. This year marks Reynold’s 66th year in show business, during which she’s starred in films such as Singin’ In The Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Reynold will join the ranks of Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier who have also received the union’s highest honor for fostering the "finest ideals of the acting profession."

You can watch The Screen Actors Guild Awards broadcast live on Sunday Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. (ET) on TNT and TBS. 

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