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SAG 2017 Nominations Announced; ‘La La Land’ Shockingly Snubbed For Best Ensemble

December 14, 2016
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Leave it to SAG to throw out this season’s most stunning nomination, an out of left field for Emily Blunt as Best Actress for her performance in The Girl on the Train. Not even in the radar for a possibility as a nominee, the actress joins expected nominees Emma Stone (La La Land), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Amy Adams (Arrival) as the five nominee for Best Actress. Blunt’s inclusion has left more than a few writers scratching their heads.

Known to be a solid harbinger for the Oscars, the SAG Awards are known to throw out a shocker or two in their nominations, but this is a jaw dropper. Blunt was not even being considered by the major predictors.

And in another shocker, La La Land was snubbed for Best Ensemble!

Best Actor nominees include Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic, Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge, and Denzel Washington in Fences. Snubbed, again was Tom Hanks whose chances for an Oscar nod now look bleak.

Supporting Actor nominees are Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water, Marashala Ali in Moonlight, Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, Lukas Hedges in Manchester By the Sea, and Dev Patel in Lion.

Supporting Actress nominees are Michelle Williams in Manchester By the Sea, Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures, Naomi Harris in Moonlight, Viola Davis in Fences, and Nicole Kidman in Lion.

The Ensemble nominees are Captain Fantastic (a surprise!!), Manchester By the Sea, Moonlight, Fences, and another surprise, Hidden Figures. The La La Land snub here is huge, and makes it clear as much as that film is loved, and deservedly so, there are other movies in the race that need attention.

So yes we can get serious with Oscar predictions now, but as Blunt’s nomination proves, we know nothing.

Full list of nominations below:

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Westworld

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Blackish
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things Claire Foy, The Crown Thandie Newton, Westworld Winona Ryder, Stranger Things Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
Game of Thrones Daredevil
Luke Cage
The Walking Dead
Westworld

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will air Sunday, January 29

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