Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck received individual nominations for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, while Belfast and the CODA’s cast were among the nominees for the Guild’s top award, Best Ensemble.
Actors Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson announced the nominees on Instagram Live on Wednesday. Although the nominations were actually handled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the streamed announcement was still one of the most meaningful mornings of the awards season, which was largely eliminated due to the epidemic.
Actors from House of Gucci, Don’t Look Up and King Richard have joined Belfast and CODA as the best ensemble. The cast of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (which supported Ariana Debos) and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog were particularly omitted. The Campion film, however, received three personal SAG names: Benedict Cumberbach, Kirsten Dunst and Cody Schmidt-McPhee.
The Golden Globes, usually in the final stages leading up to the Academy Awards, kicked off the party, just making a peep. They made the unintentional announcement on Twitter on Sunday at a private ceremony as Hollywood boycotted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over diversity and ethical issues. Critics’ Choice Awards postpone In person gala to January 9 due to omicron surge. For the second year in a row, the Oscar season has become virtual – and it’s hard to make much noise.
Nominated Male Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard), Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!) And Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos).
Best Female Leaders: Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Jessica Chastein (The Eyes of Tommy Foy), Olivia Coleman (The Last Daughter), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) and Jennifer Hudson (Hon.).
The SAG Awards presented by the Actors Guild SAG-AFTRA are one of the most trusted Oscar Belweathers. It is very rare for a screen actor to win an Academy Award for a film or show that is not nominated. The film academy has the highest percentage of actors, so their choices have the biggest whiteness.
But last year, SAG and the academy separated more than usual. Only one of its performance winners – Daniel Caloiah (Judas and the Black Messiah) – was repeated at the Oscars. (Other SAG winners are Chadwick Bosman and Viola Davis in our Rhinese Black Bottom, and Yuh-Jung Yoon in Minari.) Aaron Sorkin won the Best Team in the Courtroom Drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 Virtual SAG Awards, but many of Chloe’s nomads included There were actors and were not nominated for the ensemble – won at the Oscars.
The 28th Annual SAG Awards will be held on February 27 and will air on TNT and TBS. The Oscars are scheduled for March 27.