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Usually an Oscar warm-up, SAG Awards will miss a key player

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/29/2017
Crew members install a Screen Actors Guild Award "Actor" statue onstage for Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Crew members install a Screen Actors Guild Award "Actor" statue onstage for Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "La La Land" may have tied an Oscar record with 14 nominations, set a Golden Globes record with seven wins and won the top prize at Saturday's Producers Guild Awards, but it won't be competing for the top Screen Actors Guild award.

Crew members David Salas, left, and Marc D'Larosa carry a roll of red carpet for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony outside the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Crew members David Salas, left, and Marc D'Larosa carry a roll of red carpet for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony outside the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sunday night's SAG Awards often serve as an Academy Awards warm-up. That will be true in the individual acting categories where awards-season favorites like Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone hope to cement their front-runner status.

Screen Actors Guild "Actor" statues are seen in the ballroom for Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Screen Actors Guild "Actor" statues are seen in the ballroom for Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

But this year's biggest front-runner, "La La Land," isn't nominated for the Screen Actors' ensemble award. Nominated instead are the casts for "Moonlight," ''Manchester by the Sea," ''Hidden Figures" and "Captain Fantastic."

The 23rd annual SAG Awards will air live from 8-10 p.m. EST on TNT and TBS from Los Angeles.

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