Screen Actors Guild Award Winners!

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Kristin Bell as host of the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

At last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Hollywood royalty came out last night to celebrate the great performances of 2017.  While the undercurrent of the #metoo movement was still present, it was not as all-encompassing as it was at the Golden Globes earlier this month.  For starters, not everyone wore black.  However, the show did honor women.  For the first time in the 24-year history of the SAG Awards, there was a host: Kristin Bell.  Dubbing herself the “first lady” Bell promised to take on cyber-bullying as her main cause.  Also, all of the award presenters were women.

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Amid allegations of sexual coercion which surfaced after his Golden Globe win, Aziz Ansari skipped the award ceremony.  Nominee James Franco, who also was accused of sexual harassment after the Golden Globes, did attend the ceremony.  While Franco did not say anything during the ceremony, his presence felt odd.  This must have been a source of conversation amongst the attendees.  Alison Brie, nominee for her role in the Netflix series GLOW and Franco’s sister-in-law, came to the actor’s defense.  During an interview on the red carpet, Brie stated, “I think that above all what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported has been accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course now is the time for listening, and that’s what we are all trying to do.”

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Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, and Woody Harrelson 

The big winner of the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, winning a total of three awards: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell), and Best Ensemble Cast.  This win is an important one for the film.  In the history of the SAG Awards, the film to win Best Ensemble Cast has taken home the Best Picture Oscar 11 times.  This also makes both McDormand and Rockwell a lock for Oscar nominations (which come out tomorrow) and the front runners to win an Oscar.

 

Also locking in their nominations were Gary Oldman, who won the award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Allison Janney, who won Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her glorious work in I, Tonya.  Sadly, the bird from I, Tonya was not in attendance.

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Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman hold their awards for Big Little Lies

On the television side, Big Little Lies continued its domination of award season winning awards for Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.  There is no category for Best Ensemble Cast of a Television Movie or Limited Series, or Big Little Lies would have walked out with that award, as well.  Sterling K. Brown made SAG Award history as the first African-American actor to win the award for Best Male Actor in a Drama Series for his work on This Is Us.  The show also won Best Ensemble Cast of a Drama Series.

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Spokesman for Veep

Veep took home the award for Best Ensemble Cast of a Comedy Series for its sixth season.  Actor Matt Walsh, who portrays the hapless press secretary and spokesman for Selina Meyer, made a speech very much in keeping with his character.  He even “accidentally” referred to the award as a Grammy.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up her ninth SAG Award for her role as Selina Meyer.  Louis-Dreyfus is currently in treatment for breast cancer and was unable to attend the ceremony.

 

Well, what did you think of the awards?  Anything stand out as the best or worst moment of the evening?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

 

-Ariadne Ansbro

 

Full list of winners below:

Theatrical Motion Pictures

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Gary Oldman

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
WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. 

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Frances McDormand

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

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Sam Rockwell

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
WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

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Allison Janney

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

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Cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

WINNER: 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

Television Programs

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Alexander Skarsgard

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
WINNER: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies 

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Nicole Kidman

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

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Sterling K. Brown

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

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Claire Foy in The Crown

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

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William H. Macy

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
WINNER: William H. Macy, Shameless
Marc Maron, GLOW 

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep

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
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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The cast of 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

WINNER: 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 

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The cast of 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

WINNER: 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 

Stunt Ensembles

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

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

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

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

Life Achievement Award

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Morgan Freeman

54th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman

 

 

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Surprised? SAG Nominations Announced

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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. 

 

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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

 

 

Screen Actors Guild Awards – The Winners!

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented on Saturday, January 30 to a room full of celebrities.  There are so many things to discuss about these awards, but I think we need to focus on the most important part of the night: Leonardo DiCaprio using a vape pen.

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Leo’s a secret vaper

Just kidding. However, the SAG decided to show the Oscars a thing or two about diversity.  While the Oscars did not nominate a single minority actor or actress this year, the SAGs not only nominated, them, but five of the ten individual winners were minorities.  I would specifically like to point out Idris Elba, who made SAG history by being the first actor to win two awards for individual performances at the same ceremony. Elba won for Best Actor in a Made for Television Movie or Mini Series for his role in Luther and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in Beasts of No Nation.  The latter award is a particular coup, considering Elba was cheated out of an Oscar nomination for his role in Nation.

 

 

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Idris Elba

The nights other big winners were, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio for his portrayal of frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revenant, Brie Larson for her stirring performance as a kidnapping victim in Room, and Alicia Vikander as the supportive wife of transgender artist, Lily Elbe in The Danish Girl. So, what does this mean for the Oscars?  Well, basically Leo and Brie Larson should start writing their acceptance speeches.  In the 22 years of the SAG Award history, SAG correctly predicted the winner of Best Actor 17 times and Best Actress 15 times.  Vikander become a front runner to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, but I would not call her a lock just yet.  Over the next few weeks, Vikander will have to campaign hard to keep her edge. Since Elba is not nominated for an Oscar, the supporting actor category is the wild card of the bunch.

 

 

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Kate Winslet hugs Leonardo DiCaprio after his win for The Revenant

When it was first released, Spotlight was thought to be the front runner to win Best Picture.  In recent weeks, it has lost its edge since being beaten out by The Revenant at the Golden Globes and The Big Short at the Producers Guild Awards.  Winning for Best Ensemble at the SAGs, Spotlight has pulled ahead once again.

 

Over in TV land, the big winners of the night were Orange is the New Black and Downton Abbey which won for Best Ensemble in a TV Series – Comedy and Best Ensemble in a TV Series – Drama, respectively.  Uzo Aduba also won her second consecutive Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on Orange is the New Black.

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Queen Latifah

Other winners in the TV categories include: Kevin Spacey for his role as the duplicitous president on House of Cards, Viola Davis, continuing her award season streak, as the lawyer we all love to hate on How to Get Away with Murder, Jeffrey Tambor as a middle aged transgender man in Transparent, and Queen Latifah as the incomparable Bessie Smith in the HBO movie, Bessie.

Finally, I have to say that the MVP of the entire awards show was 9 year-old Jacob Tremblay.  He and Brie Larson presented an award together, with Tremblay reminiscing about his first SAG nomination (um, that was this year).  He also snagged some exciting selfies with Leo and Rachel McAdams.  He may have lost the award to Idris Elba, but I call all of that a win.

-Ariadne Ansbro

See the full list of winners below.

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Leo SAG
Leonardo DiCaprio

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
WINNER: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

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Brie Larson

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
WINNER: BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
WINNER: IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

Vikander SAG
Alicia Vikander

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
WINNER: ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Spotlight SAG
Cast of Spotlight

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

WINNER: SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Elba
Idris Elba

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
WINNER: IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime)
WINNER: QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)

Spacey SAG
Kevin Spacey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC)
WINNER: KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Davis SAG
Viola Davis

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
WINNER: VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Tambor SAG
Jeffrey Tambor

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
WINNER: JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)

Adoba SAG 2
Uzo Aduba

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)

Downton SAG
Cast of Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
WINNER: DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
RAQUEL CASSIDY / Baxter
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
TOM CULLEN / Anthony Gillingham
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
JULIAN OVENDEN / Charles Blake
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
ALFIE ALLEN / Theon Greyjoy
IAN BEATTIE / Ser Meryn Trant
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
MICHAEL CONDRON / Bowen Marsh
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
BEN CROMPTON / Dolorous Edd
LIAM CUNNINGHAM / Ser Davos Seaworth
STEPHEN DILLANE / Stannis Baratheon
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
TARA FITZGERALD / Selyse Baratheon
JEROME FLYNN / Bronn
BRIAN FORTUNE / Othell Yarwyck
JOEL FRY / Hizdahr Zo Loraq
AIDAN GILLEN / Littlefinger Petyr Baelish
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
MICHIEL HUISMAN / Daario Naharis
HANNAH MURRAY / Gilly
BRENOCK O’CONNOR / Olly
DANIEL PORTMAN / Podrick Payne
IWAN RHEON / Ramsay Snow
OWEN TEALE / Ser Alliser Thorne
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
CARICE VAN HOUTEN / Melisandre
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark
TOM WLASCHIHA / Jaqen H’ghar

HOMELAND (Showtime)
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Dar Adal
ATHEER ADEL / Numan
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
ALEXANDER FEHLING / Jonas Hollander
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
NINA HOSS / Astrid
RENÉ DAVID IFRAH / Bibi
MARK IVANIR / Ivan Krupin
SEBASTIAN KOCH / Otto Dűring
MIRANDA OTTO / Allison Carr
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
SARAH SOKOLOVIC / Laura Sutton

HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Remy Danton
DEREK CECIL / Seth Grayson
NATHAN DARROW / Edward Meechum
MICHAEL KELLY / Doug Stamper
ELIZABETH MARVEL / Heather Dunbar
MOLLY PARKER / Jackie Sharp
JIMMI SIMPSON / Gavin Orsay
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood

MAD MEN (AMC)
SOLA BAMIS / Shirley
STEPHANIE DRAKE / Meredith
JAY R. FERGUSON / Stan Rizzo
BRUCE GREENWOOD / Richard Burghoff
JON HAMM / Don Draper
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Harris
JANUARY JONES / Betty Francis
VINCENT KARTHEISER / Pete Campbell
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson
KEVIN RAHM / Ted Chaough
KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper
JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling
RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane
AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove
MASON VALE COTTON / Bobby Draper

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY / Various Characters
JORDAN PEELE / Various Characters

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

WINNER: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

TRANSPARENT (Amazon)
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS / Davina Rejennae
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / Syd Feldman
JAY DUPLASS / Josh Pfefferman
KATHRYN HAHN / Raquel Fein
GABY HOFFMANN / Ali Pfefferman
CHERRY JONES / Leslie Mackinaw
AMY LANDECKER / Sarah Pfefferman
JUDITH LIGHT / Shelly Pfefferman
HARI NEF / Gittel/Gerson
EMILY ROBINSON / Rose Boymelgreen
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman

VEEP (HBO)
DIEDRICH BADER / Bill Ericsson
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
HUGH LAURIE / Tom James
PHIL REEVES / Doyle
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
“FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
“JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures)
WINNER: “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC)
WINNER: “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“HOMELAND” (Showtime)
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)

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Carol Burnett accepting her Life Achievement Award

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
CAROL BURNETT

Surprise it’s the 2016 SAG Awards Nominations

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Brian Cranston, Helen Mirran in TRUMBO

Welcome back, my award season junkies! The stage is set and we are all ready to find out which of this year’s films will be crowned as favorites for the Oscar race. To that end, the Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations were announced this morning.

Trumbo, the biopic about blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, lead the pack with three nominations, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast. Brian Cranston’s turn as the egotistical but principled Trumbo earned a nomination in the Lead Actor category, while Helen Mirran’s performance as the anti-communist crusader and Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper was nominated in the Supporting Actress category.

Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Lili Elbe, the first person to attempt gender reassignment surgery, in The Danish Girl was also honored with a nomination. Redmayne is generally considered to be a lock for his second consecutive Oscar nomination, however, it remains to be seen if he can be the first actor since Tom Hanks to win consecutive Best Actor Oscars. Newcomer Alicia Vikander also received a Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as Gerda Wegener, the supportive wife of Redmayne’s character.

Several other films landed two nominations in the lead and supporting categories: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs, and Brie Larson and Jack Tremblay in Room.

This year’s nominations were studded with more surprises than normal. Helen Mirran received a nomination in the Lead Actress category for her role in Woman in Gold, a small film about a Jewish refugee who takes on the Austrian government to recover a painting that she believes was stolen from her family during World War II. Sarah Silverman scored a nomination as a restless wife and mother in the poorly received I Smile Back. However, the biggest surprise for me was the inclusion of Rachel McAdams for her role as investigative journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight. The role that is generating most of the buzz from this excellent journalistic thriller is Michael Keaton’s. Last week, he was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award for this film. I have the feeling that most voters felt that he was a sure thing, so they decided to vote for a smaller film, thereby excluding him from receiving a personal nomination. He is, however, nominated as part of Spotlight’s ensemble cast.

The television nominations were not quite as fraught with surprise nominations. The ensemble cast of “Mad Men” was nominated for the final season of the period ad agency drama, as well as Jon Hamm for his portrayal of ad exec extraordinaire and ladies man Don Draper. The Downton Abbey cast was nominated for best ensemble, while the queen of the one-liners, Maggie Smith, was nominated for her role as the Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Fantasy favorite Game of Thrones also found itself with two nominations: one for the cast of the show and one for Peter Dinklage.

The show with the most nominations this year is the third season of Netflix’s House of Cards. The show received nominations for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, as the most manipulative couple in the history of television, as well as a nomination for the cast as a whole.

Perennial favorite Modern Family received nominations for the ensemble cast and for Ty Burrell. Big Bang Theory, Transparent, Key & Peele, Orange is the New Black, and Veep rounded out the comedy ensemble cast category.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented, live, on January 30, 2016. The ceremony will air on TNT and TBS.

—Ari Ansbro

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Redmayne - Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne

BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO”
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” 
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT”
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS”
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Ronan - Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan

CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL”
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM”
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD”
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN”
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Mark Rylance

CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT”
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION”
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES”
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES”
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Winslet - Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet

ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL”
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT”
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO”
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL”
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Straight Outta Compton

BEASTS OF NO NATION
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

SPOTLIGHT
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish

BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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Idris Elba

IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER”
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT”
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING”
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS”
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Kidman - Grace of Monaco
Nicole Kidman

NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO”
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE”
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES”
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE”
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

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Kevin Spacey

PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES”
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN”
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT”
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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Viola Davis

CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND”
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE”
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY”
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Tambor - Transparent
Jeffrey Tambor

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY”
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE”
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS”
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY”
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Falco - Nurse Jackie
Eddie Falco

UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE”
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT”
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP”
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Game of Thrones

DOWNTON ABBEY
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
RAQUEL CASSIDY / Baxter
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
TOM CULLEN / Anthony Gillingham
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
JULIAN OVENDEN / Charles Blake
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

GAME OF THRONES
ALFIE ALLEN / Theon Greyjoy
IAN BEATTIE / Ser Meryn Trant
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
MICHAEL CONDRON / Bowen Marsh
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
BEN CROMPTON / Dolorous Edd
LIAM CUNNINGHAM / Ser Davos Seaworth
STEPHEN DILLANE / Stannis Baratheon
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
TARA FITZGERALD / Selyse Baratheon
JEROME FLYNN / Bronn
BRIAN FORTUNE / Othell Yarwyck
JOEL FRY / Hizdahr Zo Loraq
AIDAN GILLEN / Littlefinger Petyr Baelish
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
MICHIEL HUISMAN / Daario Naharis
HANNAH MURRAY / Gilly
BRENOCK O’CONNOR / Olly
DANIEL PORTMAN / Podrick Payne
IWAN RHEON / Ramsay Snow
OWEN TEALE / Ser Alliser Thorne
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
CARICE VAN HOUTEN / Melisandre
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark
TOM WLASCHIHA / Jaqen H’ghar

HOMELAND
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Dar Adal
ATHEER ADEL / Numan
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
ALEXANDER FEHLING / Jonas Hollander
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
NINA HOSS / Astrid
RENÉ DAVID IFRAH / Bibi
MARK IVANIR / Ivan Krupin
SEBASTIAN KOCH / Otto Dűring
MIRANDA OTTO / Allison Carr
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
SARAH SOKOLOVIC / Laura Sutton

HOUSE OF CARDS
MAHERSHALA ALI / Remy Danton
DEREK CECIL / Seth Grayson
NATHAN DARROW / Edward Meechum
MICHAEL KELLY / Doug Stamper
ELIZABETH MARVEL / Heather Dunbar
MOLLY PARKER / Jackie Sharp
JIMMI SIMPSON / Gavin Orsay
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood

MAD MEN
SOLA BAMIS / Shirley
STEPHANIE DRAKE / Meredith
JAY R. FERGUSON / Stan Rizzo
BRUCE GREENWOOD / Richard Burghoff
JON HAMM / Don Draper
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Harris
JANUARY JONES / Betty Francis
VINCENT KARTHEISER / Pete Campbell
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson
KEVIN RAHM / Ted Chaough
KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper
JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling
RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane
AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove
MASON VALE COTTON / Bobby Draper

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz

KEY & PEELE
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY / Various Characters
JORDAN PEELE / Various Characters

MODERN FAMILY
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett 
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson 
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

TRANSPARENT
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS / Davina Rejennae
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / Syd Feldman 
JAY DUPLASS / Josh Pfefferman
KATHRYN HAHN / Raquel Fein
GABY HOFFMANN / Ali Pfefferman
CHERRY JONES / Leslie Mackinaw
AMY LANDECKER / Sarah Pfefferman
JUDITH LIGHT / Shelly Pfefferman
HARI NEF / Gittel/Gerson
EMILY ROBINSON / Rose Boymelgreen
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman

VEEP
DIEDRICH BADER / Bill Ericsson
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
HUGH LAURIE / Tom James
PHIL REEVES / Doyle
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

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Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Everest“EVEREST”
“FURIOUS 7”
“JURASSIC WORLD”
“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

“THE BLACKLIST”
“GAME OF THRONES”
“HOMELAND”
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL”
“THE WALKING DEAD”

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

CAROL BURNETT

Carol Burnett

SAG Nominations


Wow!  I can officially say that this year’s Road to the Oscars has been one of the most varied I have seen in recent years.  Cementing that claim is the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.  Since actors are the largest voting body of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the SAG nominations tend to be one of the best litmus tests for predicting the Oscar nominees and even the eventual winners.

 
It comes as no shock that the gripping true story 12 Years a Slave led the pack with four nominations: Best Ensemble Cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Best Lead Actor, Michael Fassbender as Best Supporting Actor, and Lupita Nyong’o as Best Supporting Actress. 
 
However, the surprises seem to outweigh the foregone conclusions this year.  Some unforeseen omissions from the nominations are Robert Redford’s harrowing performance in All is Lost and the complete shut-out of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street.  Lee Daniels’ The Butler picked up three surprise nominations, despite moderate reviews and being overlooked by other early critics awards.
 
I put it to you, my fellow award aficionados: What do you think?  What shocked you the most?  Any early predictions?  Meryl Streep is just awesome, right?! Tweet us @moviefiednyc.
-Ariadne Ansbro
 
Ensemble Cast

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
The Butler

 
Lead Actor

Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, The Butler

 
Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

 
Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Janes Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 
Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler