With the non-televised and controversy-ridden Golden Globes behind us and a lighthearted Oscars on the horizon, the Screen Actors Guild Awards might just be the easiest stop of this awards season.
Returning to an in-person ceremony after last year’s all-virtual pre-recorded special, the 28th annual show is set to bring together some of Hollywood’s biggest (and vaccinated) stars under one roof to honor work across film. and television.
As the first major event ahead of next month’s Oscars, the SAGs will give Oscar contenders a boost in the acting categories – the ceremony is a generally reliable predictor of who will take home the coveted golden material – and a much-needed clarity for pop culture fans and pundits alike.
Broadcasting live Sunday from the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport, SAGs will see Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film “Belfast” and Sian Heder’s coming-of-age comedy-drama “CODA” compete. with Adam McKay’s apocalypse comedy. “Don’t Look Up,” Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” and Reinaldo Marcus Green’s tennis biopic “King Richard” won Best Ensemble of the Night.
Scott’s crime drama was overlooked in the Best Picture Oscar race but led the nominations with Lady Gaga competing for Best Female Actor alongside Nicole Kidman Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”), Jessica Chastain (” The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Girl”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”). Kristen Stewart, who was considered a shoestring for her turn as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” surprisingly failed to earn a nod.
Will Smith (“King Richard”), Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) and Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”) are the heavyweights for Best Male Actor, which also includes Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos ”) and Andrew Garfield (“tick, tick… BOOM!”).
As for television, reigning Emmy winners “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” are set to dominate again with five nominations apiece. Streaming services performed particularly strongly this year. Series from Apple TV+, Hulu and Netflix, including “Only Murders in the Building”, “Dopesick”, “The Great”, “Maid” and “Squid Game” ― the first foreign language series to be recognized in top categories ― were also raked in numerous nominations.
Kate Winslet, a trailblazer for her performance in HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” will also be on hand to present the 57th SAG Life Achievement Award to Helen Mirren, who is the guild’s most decorated recipient to date, with a total of 13 WAG. Award nominations and five wins.
Check out the list of nominees and winners below.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”
Lady Gaga, “House of Gucci”
Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”
Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield, “Tick, tick… Boom!”
Will Smith, “King Richard”
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe, “Belfast”
Cate Blanchett, “Nightmare Alley”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Ruth Negga, “Passing by”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, “The Tender Bar”
Bradley Cooper, “Licorice Pizza”
Jared Leto, “House of Gucci”
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Kominsky Method”
“Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, “The Big One”
Sandra Oh, “The Chair”
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
Jean Smart, “Easttown Mare”
Kate Winslet, “Easttown mare”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
Oscar Isaac, “Scenes from a Wedding”
Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Evan Peters, “Easttown mare”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“The Matrix Resurrections”
WINNER: “No Time to Die”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
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