Will Smith, Lady Gaga, and Ben Affleck each receive individual SAG Award nominations, while “Belfast” and “CODA,” both starring Eugenio Derbez, are nominated for the guild’s highest honour, best cast.
Individual nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) went to Will Smith, Lady Gaga, and Ben Affleck, while “Belfast” and “CODA” were nominated for the guild’s highest honour of best cast.
Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson announced the nominations on Instagram Live on Wednesday. Despite the fact that they became virtually known due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, they represented one of the most significant mornings in an awards season that had been largely extinguished by the pandemic.
Along with “Belfast” and “CODA” (which stars Mexican actor Eugenio Derez), competing for the SAG for the best cast are “House of Gucci” (“The Gucci house”), “Don’t Look Up” (“Do not look above”), and “King Richard” (” King Richard: A winning family “). Notable examples include Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” (“Love without borders”), which received a nomination for best-supporting actress for Ariana DeBose, and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog.” However, Campion’s film received three individual nominations: for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The Golden Globes, which are usually the first party in the run-up to the Oscars, were barely heard this year. Due to Hollywood’s boycott of the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association over diversity and ethics issues, the winners were announced on Twitter on Sunday during a private ceremony. The rise in omicron also forced the Critics Choice Awards to reschedule their in-person gala on January 9. For the second year in a row, award season went virtual, and he struggled to make a splash.
The SAG nominations announced on Wednesday at least confirmed that the Academy Awards race this year includes a number of big names.
Will Smith for “King Richard,” Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington for “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Andrew Garfield for “Tick, Tick… Boom!” and Javier Bardem for “Being the Ricardos” are the nominees for best actor.
Lady Gaga’s “House of Gucci,” Jessica Chastain’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman’s “The Lost Daughter” (“The Lost Girl”), Nicole Kidman’s “Being the Ricardos,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “Respect” are competing for best actress (” Respect: The Aretha Franklin Story “).
The SAG Awards, presented by the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA, are widely regarded as one of the Oscars’ most reliable predictors. It is uncommon for a film or performance that was not nominated by screen actors to win an Academy Award. Because actors make up the majority of the film academy, their choices have the most sway.
However, SAG and the Academy diverged more than usual last year. Only one of its award-winning actors, Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” received an Oscar nomination. Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and Yuh-Jung Youn for “Minari” were the other SAG winners. The SAG award for best cast went to Aaron Sorkin’s court drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” while Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” which featured many non-professional and non-professional actors. It was nominated for best cast and won best picture at the Academy Awards.
The 28th annual SAG Awards will take place on February 27 and will be broadcast on TNT and TBS. The Academy Awards will be held on March 27.