Film and TV The different nominations were announced
Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck received individual nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG, for its acronym in English), while “Belfast” and “CODA” obtained nominations for the highest honor of the guild, the best cast.
The nominations were announced Wednesday by actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson on an Instagram Live. Although they were made known virtually due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, represented one of the most significant mornings in an awards season largely turned off by the pandemic.
Along with “Belfast” and “CODA” (which includes the Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez), competing for the SAG for the best cast “House of Gucci” (“The Gucci house”), “Don’t Look Up” (“Do not look above “) and” King Richard “(” King Richard: A winning family “). Notably, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” (“Love without barriers”) were left out of this category. that it did receive a nomination for best supporting actress for Ariana DeBose, and “The Power of the Dog” (“The power of the dog”) by Jane Campion. Campion’s film, however, received three individual nominations: for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The candidates for best supporting actress are, along with DeBose and Dunst, Caitriona Balfe for “Belfast”, Cate Blanchett for “Nightmare Alley” (“The Alley of Lost Souls”) and Ruth Negga for “Passing” (“Chiaroscuro”).
Nominees for Best Supporting Actor: Affleck for “The Tender Bar”, Bradley Cooper for “Licorice Pizza”, Troy Kotsur for “CODA”, Jared Leto for “House of Gucci” and Smit-McPhee.
Kotsur is the first deaf actor to receive an individual SAG Award nomination.
The Golden Globes, usually the opening party in the final stretch leading up to the Oscars, barely rang out this year. The winners were announced Sunday on Twitter during a private ceremony due to Hollywood’s boycott of the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association on diversity and ethics issues. The increase in omicron also caused the Critics Choice Awards to postpone its in-person gala on January 9. For the second year, awards season went virtual and he struggled to make a lot of noise.
SAG nominations on Wednesday at least confirmed that the Academy Awards race this year includes big stars.
The nominees for best actor are Will Smith for “King Richard”, Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington for “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (“The tragedy of Macbeth”), Andrew Garfield for “Tick, Tick … Boom!” and Javier Bardem for “Being the Ricardos”.
For the best actress award competing Lady Gaga for “House of Gucci”, Jessica Chastain for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (“The eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman for “The Lost Daughter” (“The lost girl”), Nicole Kidman for “Being the Ricardos” and Jennifer Hudson for “Respect” (“Respect: The story of Aretha Franklin”).
The SAG Awards, presented by the actors union SAG-AFTRA, are among the most trusted benchmarks of the Oscars. Rarely does a movie or performance that wasn’t nominated by screen actors end up winning Academy Awards. Actors make up the largest percentage of the film academy, so their choices have the most influence.
But last year, SAG and the academy diverged more than usual. Only one of its award-winning actors, Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and the Black Messiah” (“Judas and the black messiah”), also won the Oscar. The other SAG winners were Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Yuh-Jung Youn for “Minari.” Aaron Sorkin’s court drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” won the SAG for best cast, while Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” which featured many non-professional and non-professional actors. it was nominated for best cast, it won the Oscar for best picture.
That track record will give hope to fans of Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”), who was overlooked by the guild, as well as Peter Dinklage (“Cyrano”), Ciarán Hinds (“Belfast”) and Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”).
While some have endorsed some of the year’s hottest blockbusters to give the Oscars a populist jolt, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Dune” and “No Time To Die” did not receive major nominations on Wednesday of the Actors Guild. However, “Dune” and “No Time to Die” were joined by “Black Widow”, “The Matrix Resurrections” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. “(” Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings “) in the doubles section.
The most popular TV series of 2021 did get a lot of recognition. Netflix’s “Squid Game” was nominated for four SAG Awards, including Best Drama Series. The TV categories were also led by HBO’s “Succession” (with four nominations including best drama series and best actor, for Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox); “Ted Lasso” (five mentions including best comedy series) and “The Morning Show” (four nominations including best drama series).
The 28th annual SAG Awards will be on February 27 and will air on TNT and TBS. The Academy Awards are scheduled for March 27.