Here are five story lines to watch at Saturday's
1. Carol Burnett gets her due. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present Burnett with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement honor, a moment that in itself makes the evening worth a watch. Fey and Poehler have often cited Burnett and her classic variety series, "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967-78), as a prime influence on their careers. Burnett humbly deflects the compliment, saying, "If I had never been born, they’d be doing what they’re doing." This is going to be sweet. If you want to look back on Burnett's life, we have a gallery of her career in pictures here.
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2. Last stand for
"Spotlight," with that deep bench including Oscar nominees
3. The crowd goes crazy for "Compton"? Perhaps you've heard. "Straight Outta Compton" did not receive an Oscar nomination for best picture. But it did earn a SAG Award nod for its ensemble. And ballots were out while the #OscarsSoWhite controversy was dominating headlines. (In fact, voting just closed Friday at noon.) Might the backlash help boomerang the popular N.W.A biopic into the winner's circle?
4. Who fills the void left by
5. Alicia Vikander or Rooney Mara for supporting actress? Or will SAG Awards voters take a page from the Golden Globes and go with Kate Winslet from "Steve Jobs"? Vikander has the most heat, between the acclaim for her work in "Ex Machina" and "The Danish Girl." Look for her to prevail in this close contest.
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