The 2021 Grammys were postponed this week due to the Coronavirus and it was announced that music’s biggest night would kick off on March 14, 2021 instead. However, there’s already another awards show that night: the 2021 SAG Awards.
Now, the SAG Awards has released a statement on the apparent snub by the Grammys producers to choose a date they had chosen back in July 2020 when they postponed from January 2021.
“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 to TV Line. “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.”
Usually, awards season kicks off in January with a slew of shows between January and late February/early March. Now, the first awards show this year, the 2021 Golden Globes, will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and large gatherings are unable to take place.