The SAG Awards Nominations Right Some of Yesterday’s Wrongs

Bridgerton, I May Destroy You, and other popular properties snubbed by the Globes get nods from the Screen Actors Guild

What a difference a day makes when it comes to film and television awards nominations.

Yesterday’s Golden Globe nominations, voted on by 90 journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were roundly mocked on social media for almost everything but the nomination of three women in the Best Director category (women directors have historically been underrepresented at the Globes). There were a number of befuddling moves: James Corden being nominated for his over-the-top performance in The Prom; Netflix’s biggest show ever, Bridgerton, being snubbed; fan favorite I May Destroy You being shut out while Lily Collins was nominated for Emily in Paris, a show “praised” for little besides its vapid superficiality; Da 5 Bloods being passed over; and prestige film Minari only appearing in the Foreign Language category…even though it’s an American-made film. It’s one of those years when the Globes will be Globes. After all, credibility has never really been the HFPA’s game. Remember Pia Zadora’s win for Butterly in 1982 (people said it was bough and paid for by her husband; Zadora has denied this)? Or nominations for utter disaster The Tourist in 2011?

Today’s Instagram Live-only announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, voted on by the acting members of SAG-AFTRA (over a hundred thousand of them), are considered a much better bellwether for Oscar noms and, clearly by the list below, are based on broad strokes of serious acting talent rather than free lunches or who looks good in a gown.

Bridgerton got its due, as did the cast of Minari. Helena Zengel, the 12-year-old breakout of News of the World, snagged a best supporting actress nod. Michaela Coel was recognized for her performance in I May Destroy You. (Although, Da 5 Bloods star Delroy Lindo was snubbed yet again.) The Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on their pandemic-rescheduled date of April 4, 2021, simultaneously on TBS and TNT.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Nicole Kidman, The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series

Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, Comedy Series

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Comedy Series

Dead to Me

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek

Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Rége-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Julia Garner, Ozark

Laura Linney, Ozark

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Drama Series

Better Call Saul


The Crown

Lovecraft Country


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Helena Zengel, News of the World

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, Supporting Role

Sasha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, Leading Role

Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor, Leading Role

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Outstanding Performance by a Cast, Motion Picture

Da 5 Bloods

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


One Night in Miami

Trial of the Chicago 7

 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble, Comedy or Drama Series

The Boys

Cobra Kai

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble, Motion Picture

Da 5 Bloods


News of the World

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Wonder Woman 1984

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