25th Screen Actors Guild Awards: The Nominations & The Surprises

As a general rule, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are a very good barometer when it comes to predicting Oscar nominees and eventual winners in the acting categories. SAG voters most closely overlap with Academy voters. Since its debut in 1995, 18 lead actresses have won both the SAG and corresponding Oscar. When it comes to leading men, that number jumps to 20. Those stats bode well for this year’s crop of nominees.

Leading the pack with four nominations is A Star Is Born. The latest remake nabbed Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble and Best Actress. Speaking of which…

When it comes to Oscar nomination day, I’d be shocked if Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Colman and Emily Blunt weren’t mentioned. These five lades have scored the trifecta of precursor nominations for Best Actress- Golden Globes, Critics Choice and now the SAG.

Over on the Best Actor side, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek and Viggo Mortensen were expected nominees and delivered. In somewhat of a surprise, John David Washington nabbed a nod for BlacKkKlansman. The film also racked up a Best Ensemble nomination which is the SAGs Best Picture equivalent.

Speaking of Best Ensemble, even though The Favourite earned nominations for Colman for Best Actress and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for Best Supporting Actress, it failed to grab the big nomination. A bit surprising, given the film racked up 14 nominations from the Critics Choice.

The Favourite missing out Best Ensemble wasn’t the day’s biggest snub. That has to go to Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk. Not only did it not score Best Ensemble, but Regina King failed to secure a spot in the Best Supporting Actress race. King has been a major force up to this point this awards season. With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if King somehow manages to grab an Oscar nom. Margot Robbie or Emily Blunt seem the most vulnerable to lose their spot to King when Oscar nominations are announced.

Others not to receive nominations include Nicole Kidman for either Destroyer or Boy Erased, Ethan Hawke for First Reformed, First Man, Roma or Widows.

The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27. This year’s festivities will be hosted by Megan Mullally.

Check out all the nominations below.

25th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

A Star is Born
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close – The Wife
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
Melisssa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams – Vice
Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz –The Favourite

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Television Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Julia Garner – Ozark
Laura Linney – Ozark
Elizabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman – Ozark
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Joseph Fiennes – The Handmaid’s Tale
John Krasinski – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Brie – Glow
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas –The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader – Barry
Tony Shalhoub –The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler –Barry

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora
Patricia Clarkson –Sharp Objects
Penélope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Emma Stone – Maniac

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins – King Lear
Bill Pullman – The Sinner

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark
This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Atlanta
Barry
Glow
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Glow
Marvel’s Daredevil
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
The Walking Dead
Westworld

Special Award

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award: Alan Alda