While it may have felt like the 2020 SAG Awards were hosted by Dan and Eugene Levy
— even the “Schitt’s Creek
” father/son duo had to tell the audience they weren’t hosting (twice) — the Screen Actors Guild knows how to put on a show without a central showman. They’ve gone without a host for 24 of their 26 ceremonies, with the two exceptions being Kristen Bell
in 2018 and Megan Mullally
in 2019. Both of those fine thespians did exactly that — fine! — but the SAGs wisely returned to what works and put on another streamlined, talent-focused broadcast that ran 12 minutes long, but still felt quick and should prove memorable.
Why? All the speeches!
Ok, so the show wasn’t entirely speeches. There were two tribute montages to, um, superheroes and all the great shows that ended in 2019 (plus “Game of Thrones
”). The Levys got an extended intro where Eugene droned on about acting with comedic persistence (it worked!