Surprised? SAG Nominations Announced

SAG

This morning Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash announced the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  As always, there was some overlap with the Golden Globes nominations, but there were quite a few surprises and snubs.  Let’s dig in.

Three Billboards 2

Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri was the most nominated film with a total of four nominations.  The film received nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (both Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson).  Both McDormand and Rockwell were nominated for Golden Globes, but the addition of Harrelson is a pleasant surprise.

Get Out 2

Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams in Get Out

Jordan Peele’s horror/comedy Get Out was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.  Daniel Kaluuya also picked up a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.  While horror films are generally bypassed by Academy voters, this film has been generating buzz since it came out early in 2017.  I think we can expect a Best Picture nomination and a possible Best Actor nomination as well.

Tonya

Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

Other foregone conclusions on the list include multiple nominations for The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, and I, Tonya.  The Shape of Water and Lady Bird were both nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Sally Hawkins and Saoirse Ronan, respectively).  Additionally, each picked up a supporting actor/actress nomination: Richard Jenkins for playing the closeted neighbor and confidant of mute Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, and Laurie Metcalf as the pushy, but loving mother of a teenager dying to leave home in Lady BirdI, Tonya picked up nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Margot Robbie) and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney).  A quick aside: may I just say how thrilled I am that Allison Janney is finally getting some recognition for her film work?  She has given standout performances in films for years, and it is good to see her finally breaking out of the “TV Star” label that has been firmly affixed to her performances.

Mudbound

Mudbound

Surprisingly, Mudbound, the Netflix film that has been garnering Mary J. Blige a lot of attention for her outstanding work, picked up a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.  After the Golden Globes shut out for The Big Sick, the Screen Actors Guild decided to nominate the film for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Holly Hunter).  Perhaps there is a chance at the Oscars, after all.

Steven Speilberg’s The Post, which received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Meryl Streep), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks) at the Golden Globes was noticeably absent from the list of nominations.  I honestly am shocked that Meryl Streep didn’t get a nomination.  She breathes and she gets a nomination.  All the Money in the World was also omitted from the nominations after receiving three surprise nominations for the Golden Globes.  Due to all of the publicity around the film (and having not seen it yet) I do wonder if that was a publicity stunt by the Hollywood Foreign Press. They are the press, after all.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented on January 21st.  For the first time since their inception, the show will be hosted. The emcee this year? Kristin Bell.

-Ariadne Ansbro

 

See the full list of nominations below:

Chalamet - Call me

Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. 

 

Dench - Victoria

Judi Dench in Victoria & Abdul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird 

 

Jenkins - Shape of Water

Richard Jenkins in The Shape of Water

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

 

Chou - Downsizing

Hong Chau in Downsizing

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird 

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Big Sick — Adeel Akhtar, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Anupam Kher, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff

Get Out — Caleb Landry Jones, Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams

Lady Bird — Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Laurie Metcalf, Jordan Rodrigues, Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Marielle Scott, Lois Smith

Mudbound — Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

Daniels - Godless

Jeff Daniels in Godless

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Robert De Niro, Wizard of Lies
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies 

 

Kidman - Big little

Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud
Susan Sarandon, Feud
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies 

 

Dinklage - Game

Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 

 

Brown - Stranger

Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Robin Wright, House of Cards 

 

Ansari - Master

Aziz Ansari in Master of None

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
William H. Macy, Shameless
Marc Maron, GLOW 

 

Aduba - Orange

Uzo Aduba in Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
Alison Brie, GLOW
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

 

This is Us

This is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown — Claire Foy, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, Anton Lesser, Matt Smith

Game of Thrones — Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson Pilou Asbæk, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, John Bradley, Jim Broadbent, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Peter Dinklage, Richard Dormer, Nathalie Emmanuel, James Faulkner, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Tom Hopper, Anton Lesser, Rory McCann, Staz Nair, Richard Rycroft, Sophie Turner, Rupert Vansittart, Maisie Williams

The Handmaid’s Tale — Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, Tattiawna Jones, Max Minghella, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley

Stranger Things — Sean Astin, Millie Bobby Brown, Cara Buono, Joe Chrest, Catherine Curtin, Natalie Dyer, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Dacre Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard

 This Is Us — Eris Baker, Alexandra Breckenridge, Sterling K. Brown, Lonnie Chavis, Justin Hartley, Faithe Herman, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson, Hannah Zeile 

 

Veep

Veep

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Black-ish — Anthony Anderson, Miles Brown, Deon Cole, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, Peter Mackenzie, Marsai Martin, Jeff Meacham, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Yara Shahidi

Curb Your Enthusiasm — Ted Danson, Larry David, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, JB Smoove

GLOW — Britt Baron, Alison Brie, Kimmy Gatewood, Betty Gilpin, Rebekka Johnson, Chris Lowell, Sunita Mani, Marc Maron, Kate Nash, Sydelle Noel, Marianna Palka, Gayle Rankin, Bashir Salahuddin, Rich Sommer, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Ellen Wong, Britney Young

Orange Is The New Black — Uzo Aduba, Emily Althaus, Danielle Brooks,  Rosal Colón, Jackie Cruz, Francesca Curran, Daniella De Jesús, Lea DeLaria, Nick Dillenburg, Asia Kate Dillon, Beth Dover, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Laura Gómez, Diane Guerrero, Evan Arthur Hall, Michael J. Harney, Brad William Henke, Mike Houston, Vicky Jeudy, Kelly Karbacz, Julie Lake, Selenis Leyva, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Miriam Morales, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, John Palladino, Matt Peters, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Laura Prepon, Jolene Purdy, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Emily Tarver, Michael Torpey, Lin Tucci

Veep — Dan Bakkedahl, Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Margaret Colin, Kevin Dunn, Clea Duvall, Nelson Franklin, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sam Richardson, Paul Scheer, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sarah Sutherland, Matt Walsh 

 

 

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Logan
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman 

 

Glow

GLOW

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones
GLOW
Homeland
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead 

 

Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Life Achievement Award

54th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman

 

 

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