Screen Actors Guild Nominations Offer A Few Surprises

WOW!!!! That is all I can say about my thoughts on the Screen Actors Guild nominations. There’s so many shockers that I don’t know where to begin. For starters, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seriously over-performed with four nominations including Best Ensemble and a surprise Supporting Actor mention for Woody Harrelson. Also, late breakers The Post and Phantom Thread were nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Steve Carell bulldozed his way into the Supporting Actor category over the likes of Michael Stuhlbarg and Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name which was nowhere to be found outside of Timothee Chalamet in Best Lead Actor.

But, The Big Sick got a much needed rebound after being completely shut out by the Golden Globes on Monday and Get Out continues to have awards heat as it made Best Ensemble and got a Lead Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Also, despite the film being a critical and financial underperformer, Denzel Washington has become a formidable Best Actor contender for Roman J. Israel, Esq..

Some other notable misses include The Shape Of Water for Best Ensemble and Supporting Female for Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish in Supporting Female for Girls Trip.

Full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture:

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
Mudbound
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman Israel, Esq.

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

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

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

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture:

Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Logan
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Wonder Woman

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4 thoughts on “Screen Actors Guild Nominations Offer A Few Surprises

  1. The Steve Carell inclusion is interesting. I wondered if the guilds would put the final nail in Battle of the Sexes’ coffin. Honestly, I took him out my predictions for Oscars just this week, but kept Riseborough in Supporting Actress – because I’m crazy like that.

    Now we get to read about how Dunkirk is dead in the water because it has no Ensemble nomination, nor an acting one. And that the upcoming Writers Guild will also put Dunkirk to bed. How wrong you all are.

    That said, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water look like the biggest threats now officially. The Harrelson and Jenkins love tells you this.

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