The SAG Nominations Prove Just How Tight This Year’s Oscars Race Will Be


The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations have been announced today, honoring the year’s best achievements in acting across film and television. And while the TV nominees are pretty much as expected, and reflective of this season’s Emmy winners, the film nominees represent an unusually tight and unpredictable race toward the Oscars.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the film nominees with four nominations, including Best Actress, Best Ensemble, and two Best Supporting Actor noms for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.

Perhaps most important to focus on are the nominees for Best Ensemble Cast: Three Billboards, Get Out, Lady Bird, Mudbound, and The Big Sick. It’s the closest the SAG awards get to a Best Picture category, and is particularly of interest because a film has not won Best Picture at the Oscars without being nominated for Best Ensemble in 22 years. This is in large part because most of the actors branch of the Academy – which is solely responsible for selecting acting nominees and heavily involved in selecting Best Picture nominees – are members of SAG.

Notably, Steven Spielberg’s The Post did not receive any nominations, even for Meryl Streep or Tom Hanks. Lady Bird was the only film besides Three Billboards to receive more than two nominations at all.

On the TV side of things, to our delight and no one’s surprise, Big Little Lies, Feud, and Stranger Things all dominated. Take a look at the full list below.


Motion Picture Awards

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Timothee 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.
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Baby Driver
Wonder Woman
War for the Planet of the Apes

Television Awards


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette & Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette & Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Marc Maron, “GLOW”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Alison Brie, “GLOW”
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Orange is the New Black”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“The Walking Dead”

8 Hottest, Chicest, Cutest, Absolute Best Dressed from the 2015 SAG Awards

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From Jennifer Aniston’s shockingly hot look to Julia Roberts’ almost-perfect menswear look, to Stone’s utter perfection… read on for a glimpse of the best of the best from the SAG Awards.

The Surprise: Gwendoline Christie
You know, given her fashion connects, I’ve always hoped she’d look better than she does on the red carpet… and as kitch as this Gilles Couture look is, I actually like it on her?! So Marilyn! Which I think is so overplayed… but it’s working for Gwendoline. TBH though, I didn’t recognize her at first.

The Smartest: Rosamund Pike
Dior Couture. So cute, so chic. So comfortable looking.

The Sexy One: Jennifer Aniston
Daa-ha-aaang, Jen! You know, on someone else I maybe wouldn’t be as impressed as I am, but given her penchant for black, brown, dull, this patterned, plunging dress she’s wearing is really doing something great for her. And that chain. Hot hot hot. Also: It’s vintage Galliano. So relevant again. This makes me wonder if Anna Wintour had a hand in getting Aniston clothed for the awards. Project?

The Almost: Julia Roberts
Menswear done sexy and nonchalant is menswear done right. I so love the suiting (Givenchy) that Julia Roberts wore… but the shoes are ruining it. How much better would a pair of brogues have done? Ugh open toe with a suit. Bleh. But the rest is A+.

(Ahh, this is better:)


The Dreamboat: Eddie Redmayne
In dashing, double-breasted Prada. Unf.

Ultimate Perfection: Emma Stone
Emma Stone is my favorite f*cking celeb ever. She’s so cute, so pretty, so stylish, so chic, so fun. I am obsessed with how she looks and what comes across as the most charming personality. She’s been hitting the nail on the head repeatedly for years, but this look, all at once chic, sexy, sassy, cool (ear jacket, hello) and weirdly unfussy for sporting a train… She is wearing Dior Couture. And also her lipstick and eyelashes are bomb. Seriously amazing beauty look. Ugh I want to wear this to my future wedding. Is that weird? I am in love. She wins.

Good Enough: Gretchen Mol
Just so elegant in her Dennis Basso gown.

Cutest: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
And finally… this moment just deserves some recognition. Aww.

Chill, Everyone: Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Dress Was Not Broken After All

PR reps from Christian Dior are adamant that Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards dress—which appeared to tear when Lawrence trampled over her peers and nearly flipped over chairs in a rush to get to the stage to accept her award for Silver Linings Playbook (just what will she do next?!)—was not, in fact, broken. A statement from Dior was released yesterday: "The dress is made with different levels of tulle and satin and that is what the viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly. It was not ripped and there was no malfunction…it was the design of the gown." Phew! Fashion crisis successfully averted. [USA Today]

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‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Comments on Sexual Battery Charges on SAG Red Carpet

Last night I was watching E!’s coverage of the SAG Awards red carpet because, what, like I’m better than that? While I was paying attention to both the TV and my real friends who were in the room and, honestly, giving much more accurate fashion commentary than Giuliana Rancic, I caught about half of the interaction between E! correspondent Ross Mathews and Glee actor Mark Salling, who awkwardly began talking about Salling’s name popping up on gossip websites. Not being in the loop (I try my best to ignore everyone associated with Glee, apparently somewhat successfully!), I learned that they were discussing the sexual assault charges brought against him by his ex-girlfriend. 

The red carpet at the SAG Awards is totally the most appopriate place to talk about your legal troubles. Why would you rather want to mention your TV show or even which song on Taylor Swift’s last album is your favorite? Yes, the fact that your ex is currently suing you is definitely better red carpet small talk. 

"You hear about fraudulent lawsuits all the time," Salling said. "Until it happens to you, you really don’t grasp what it does, not to just you, but to your family, and you want the legal process to happen as fast as possible, but just…It takes time. I just want the chance to defend myself—and I will, vigorously." 

"It’s the first time for me," he added, when Mathews asked what it’s like to all of a sudden be called upon to defend himself in that manner. "You kind of have to learn as you go, but like with anything else, you have to stay positive and count on the people that actually do know you and love you, and that you love, as well."

And that’s the perfect way to go into an award show. "How’d you get your SAG card?" "Oh, I asked a celebrity about his alleged sexual misbehavior. On camera!!!"

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January Jones at the SAG Awards: “I’m Still Here, Guys!!”

It seems as if January Jones is nearly universally despised almost as much as her character on Mad Men, Betty Draper, is nearly universally despised. Since she doesn’t have much of anything else going on, it appears as if January Jones has one solid job in her life: making sure that people remember she still exists. Well, she did that last night at the SAG awards when she showed up looking like David Bowie. Ahh, yes, there’s January Jones. Ugh, don’t care for her much, do you? Well, I guess she’s still hanging around, huh? Good for her. 

[Via E!]

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Check Out Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Super Sweet 16’ Promo

Jennifer Lawrence won a SAG award last night for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (I’m basically sitting on my hands to keep from typing disparaging comments about that), and in her speech she mentioned getting her SAG card (these actor types tend to do that) after appearing in a promo for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. "I remember getting it in the mail and it being the best day in my entire life," she said, "because it officially made me a professional actor." Well, congrats, lady, but if you beat Jessica Chastain at the Oscars, heads will roll. (This is important business worthy of my emotions.) Luckily, the promo is online, so we can all see this great artist from her very beginning. 

[Via EW]

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Sorry TNT, Tracy Morgan Still Thinks Sarah Palin Is a MILF

Embarrassed TNT representatives apologized to viewers last week, following Tracy Morgan’s primetime declaration that Sarah Palin “is good masturbation material.” Well, network reps, speak for yourselves because the 30 Rock star wants the world to share his lust. During the red carpet festivities at Sunday night’s SAG Awards, Morgan gave Palin another “inappropriate” shout out, just in case she’d missed the previous debacle. “Sarah Palin, you’re the hottest MILF in the world!” Morgan announced, startling E! host, Guliana Rancic. And if Rancic was expecting an explanation for the outburst, it didn’t go much further than, “She’s a MILF!”

This latest Palin moment, brought to you by Tracy Morgan, wasn’t prompted by questions about the former Alaskan governor and her sex appeal. In fact, Morgan transitioned onto Palin just after revealing the identity of a woman who donated a kidney for his transplant surgery back in December. “I’d like to thank Tanisha for donating my kidney to me,” he said. “We were together, but then we separated. But she also gave me a kidney.”

One minute and thirty eight seconds is all it took. Check out the video below.