Here is a great article from the Hollywood Reporter about the top contenders for the Best Ensemble for the 2018 SAG Awards.
Since time to watch all these movies is an issue (holidays/parties/work/life/yada), I suggest you start watching as many of these as possible now. Like now. 🙂
The official nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guilds Awards will be announced on Dec 13. I put a countdown clock on the front page of my website.
Ensemble Awards History
Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as SAG Awards) are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called “The Actor”. It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.
SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from two committees, one for film and one for television, each numbering 2100 members of the union, randomly selected anew each year, with the full membership (165,000 as of 2012) available to vote for the winners. It is considered an indicator of success at the Academy Awards. The awards have been telecast since 1998 on TNT, and since 2007 have been simulcast on TBS.
The inaugural SAG Awards aired live on February 25, 1995 from Universal Studios‘ Stage 12. The second SAG awards aired live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, while subsequent awards have been held at the Shrine Exposition Center. On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the award show would have its first host ever in its twenty-four year history with actress Kristen Bell presiding over the ceremony.