Hollywood hasn't even finished this awards season but it's already casting a glance ahead to 2014, and the calendar may be shifting earlier, largely thanks to the Winter Olympics.
The Winter Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 7 to 23, 2014. On Friday, word came that the Screen Actors Guild Awards -- which generally take place the last Sunday in January -- will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 next year because of the Olympics.
“We programmed the SAG Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18 due to the Winter Olympics and NFL schedules, which are contributing to a shortened 2014 award season,” said a spokesperson for TNT/TBS, which broadcasts the awards show. The 2014 Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2.
SAG moved its ceremony to an earlier Saturday date in 2010 because of the Vancouver Olympics.
The question now is whether the SAG move will have a ripple effect on the Golden Globes and Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has yet to announce its 2014 date for the Golden Globes, but that ceremony historically takes place before the SAG Awards.