(NEWSnet/AP) The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards will for the first time stream live on Netflix, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. The ceremony takes place at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

The show will remain available on Netflix for 28 days. It's one of the service's most significant forays yet into live streaming events.

After more than two decades airing on TNT and TBS to dwindling viewership, Netflix acquired telecast rights to the SAG Awards in early 2023.

The movie favorite is “Oppenheimer,” up for four awards, including SAG's top honor, best ensemble. “Barbie” also is nominated for four awards, and could challenge “Oppenheimer” for ensemble honors.

Three of the past four SAG ensemble winners have gone on to win best picture at the Academy Awards:  “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “CODA” and “Parasite.

Among television nominees, “Succession" will look to add to its Emmy and Golden Globe hauls. It's nominated for five awards. Also in the mix are “The Bear,” “Ted Lasso," “Beef” and “The Last of Us.”

The most closely-watched contests are in the lead actor awards.

Cillian Murphy ("Oppenheimer") may have the slight edge for best male actor, although Paul Giamatti ("The Holdovers") appears neck-and-neck. The same could be said for best female actor, where either Lily Gladstone ("Killers of the Flower Moon") or Emma Stone ("Poor Things") could win.

SAG Life Achievement Award will be given to Barbra Streisand.

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