Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

SAG Awards nominations revealed; here's who made the cut

SAG Awards nominations revealed; here's who made the cut

Girl power! The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards will feature all-female presenters, Us Weekly can confirm.

The Kumail Nanjiani-starring Sundance breakout was ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday, but the Screen Actors Guild put the film firmly in the race Wednesday with not just a supporting actress nomination for costar Holly Hunter but one for best ensemble as well. In television department, "Big Little Lies" and "GLOW" dominate the list with four nods each.

The Dee Rees-directed Netflix film Mudbound secured a nod for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as well as Blige's nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her dynamic portrayal of fictional character Florence Jackson. Notably passed over was Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer.

Two films that arrived relatively late in the year - Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread" - were notably snubbed, as high-profile stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis were all left out of the running. The consensus favorite usually wins best picture at the Oscars, owing to the fact that the Academy Awards uses a preferential ballot system, meaning the most-liked film has a better shot at winning than a movie with equally rabid devotees and detractors (something the polarizing Three Billboards might have to contend with).

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SAG Awards nominations revealed; here's who made the cut

The annual awards, which hand out 13 acting honours, will have a host for the first time - Kristen Bell - and all of the presenters will also be women.

Kristen Bell, who appears in the Bad Moms films and TV's The Good Place, will host the SAG Awards on January 21. In movie field, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leads the pack with four nods, including best actress nomination for Frances McDormand, and best actor nods for Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name; James Franco, The Disaster Artist; Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out; Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour; Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, ESQ.

Ensemble in a comedy series: Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; Glow; Orange is the New Black; Veep.

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