It's another day of snubs. The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, announced Thursday, helped cement this year's Oscar front-runners, with "The
It’s another day of snubs.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, announced Thursday, helped cement this year’s Oscar front-runners, with “The Trial of the Chicago 7” having another strong showing after landing five Golden Globes nominations Wednesday. Aaron Sorkin’s earnest courtroom drama tied “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” with three nominations apiece. The awards, voted on by a nominating committee of 2,500 actors, will air April 4 as a one-hour special on TNT and TBS (9 ET/6 PT).
As always with SAG, there were plenty of surprises, with Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”) and late-breaking contender Jared Leto (“The Little Things”) making the cut. Here’s who wasn’t so lucky.
Screen Actors Guild Awards:‘Trial of the Chicago 7,’ ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ ‘Minari,’ ‘Ma Rainey’
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Chloé Zhao’s meditative road odyssey has been a best picture front-runner all season long, but hit a minor speedbump in Thursday’s nominations. Despite a lead actress nod for four-time SAG winner Frances McDormand, the film was ignored in the outstanding ensemble category, likely because of its cast of mostly non-professional actors. A best cast SAG nod is no longer imperative for future Oscar gold – “Green Book” and “The Shape of Water” both went unnominated in the category – but it certainly helps to have the support of actors, the Academy’s largest voting branch.
After surging back into the awards race with a leading six Golden Globe nominations Wednesday, Netflix’s “Citizen Kane” origin story took a hit at SAG, with Gary Oldman landing the film’s sole nod for best actor. Amanda Seyfried, a leading supporting actress contender all season, was passed over, as was the film’s star-studded ensemble, which includes Lily Collins and Charles Dance.
After being shamefully snubbed in Golden Globes nominations, Lindo was once again passed over for his Shakespearean turn as a MAGA hat-wearing Black veteran who returns to Vietnam. Instead, on-the-bubble contender Steven Yeun (“Minari”) earned a well-deserved spot in lead actor.
The two-time SAG nominee gives her richest performance in years in absurdist dark comedy “French Exit,” playing a penniless socialite who thinks her late husband has been reincarnated as a cat. She garnered a best actress Golden Globes nomination in the less competitive musical/comedy category, but couldn’t crack the top five actress ranks at SAG.
The four-time SAG-nominated actress has a small but impactful role in Netflix’s “Pieces of a Woman,” playing the domineering matriarch of a pregnant woman (Vanessa Kirby) who loses her baby at birth. Burstyn missed out on both Globes and SAG supporting actress nods this week, muddying her path to Oscar recognition.
‘Promising Young Woman’
The subversive, candy-colored thriller was a hit with the Globes, scoring four nominations including best drama, director (Emerald Fennell), actress (Carey Mulligan) and screenplay. But the polarizing rape-revenge film proved a tougher sell with SAG, which gave Mulligan a nod but snubbed its pitch-perfect cast, which includes Laverne Cox, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie.