Thursday, April 25, 2024

SAG Nominees: Beasts, Big Short, Spotlight, Straight outta Compton, Trumbo, Snub Tarantino, Honor 8 Year Old


You always knew Andrea from “Beverly Hills 90210” would be introducing the SAG Awards. Art becomes life.

SAG just snubbed Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” passed over Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy” and gave little joy to a lot of people who we thought they’d nominate this morning. These are the weirdest nominations I have ever seen.

Big surprises: a TV Nod for Nicole Kidman in “Grace of Monaco.” This was released as a movie, then retracted sort of, released on Lifetime. (I agree that Kidman was excellent in a bad movie.) A movie nom for Sarah Silverman’s dramatic role in “I Smile Back.” Shocks.

Big endorsement for “Trumbo” and Bryan Cranston. Big. A nomination for Helen Mirren in “Woman in Gold.”

But snubs: no acting prizes for “Spotlight” other than ensemble. No Keaton or Ruffalo. But Rachel McAdams got in for Supporting Actress. I think the supporting thing for all the men in “Spotlight” confuses everyone.

A nomination for an 8 year old, Jacob Tremblay, from “Room.”

Best Ensemble (Motion Picture)
“Beasts of No Nation”
“The Big Short”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Actor (Motion Picture)
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Johnny Depp, “Black Mass”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Actress (Motion Picture)
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Helen Mirren, “Woman in Gold”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Sarah Silverman, “I Smile Back”

Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture)
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Jacob Tremblay, “Room”

Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture)
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Best Ensemble (Drama Series)
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”

Best Ensemble (Comedy Series)
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Key & Peele”
“Modern Family”
“Orange Is the New Black”

Best Actor (Drama Series)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Best Actress (Drama Series)
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Best Actor (Comedy Series)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Best Actress (Comedy Series)
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Actor (Miniseries/TV Movie)
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Ben Kingsley, “Tut”
Ray Liotta, “Texas Rising”
Bill Murray, “A Very Murray Christmas”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Best Actress (Miniseries/TV Movie)
Nicole Kidman, “Grace of Monaco”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Christina Ricci, “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”
Susan Sarandon, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils Before Dying”

Best Stunt Ensemble (Motion Picture)
“Furious 7”
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

Stunt Ensemble (Comedy or Drama Series)
“The Blacklist”
“Game of Thrones”
“Marvel’s Daredevil”
“The Walking Dead”

Comedy Ensemble: Big Bang Theory, Key and Peele, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Transparent, Veep

Drama Ensemble: Downton, Game of Thrones, Honeland, House of Cards, Mad Men

Chrsitian Bale, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, Michael Shannon, Jacob Tremblay

Best Actress: Cate, Brie, Helen Mirren, Saorise Ronan, Sarah Silverman

Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, Depp, Leo, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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