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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Nominations – FILM: La La Land Snubbed! Captain is Fantastic

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As always, the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations provided us with some juicy head-scratching fodder.

Right off the top, in the Cast in a Motion Picture category, we saw two of the biggest surprises: Oscar Best Picture frontrunner La La Land did not score a nomination. History has been very kind to the BP frontrunner here. So much so that we haven’t seen the eventual Oscar winner miss since the inception of this award back in 1995 when Braveheart wasn’t nominated but still went on to win the Academy Award. This could be a serious chink in the armor of what has been a pretty clear path for the musical. It already has to overcome that no film released in December has won Best Picture since 2004’s Million Dollar Baby. The film’s stars, however, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling did earn nominations.

Two other surprises were the omission of Hell or High Water and the inclusion of Captain Fantastic. In a way, they cancel each other out in the sense that for the last seven years this award has included a film that was released outside of the crunch of awards season (pre-August). It was heavily predicted that that film would be Hell or High Water as it has over-performed so far this season with critics. But, Captain Fantastic fits that bill as well and the film’s only known star, Viggo Mortensen, also earned a nomination.

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) managed to squeeze out Tom Hanks (Sully) once again, just as he did at the Golden Globe nominations on Monday. His film also earned a Stunt nomination. Speaking of Golden Globes, Female Actor in a Supporting Role lined up with the Globes exactly. We might want to consider that category almost locked in.

Other surprises included Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train in the Female Actor in a Leading Role category. While not quite Sarah Silverman left field shocker, Blunt had absolutely zero traction going into these nominations, even missing out on a Globe mention (the love her). Her nomination comes at the expense of the already shaky Annette Bening in 20th Century Women, which came up empty-handed today.

In all, Manchester by the Sea was the nomination leader today with four nods in the five top categories. Moonlight and Fences were next with three apiece. Hidden Figures, Florence Foster Jenkins, Captain Fantastic, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge came in with two each. One unfortunate oversight was Alex Hibbert, a crucial element in the triptych of Moonlight‘s Little/Chiron/Black, missing out on a Cast nomination. His older counterparts, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes, are nominated with the cast.

Mahershala Ali stands alone as a triple nominee today. He earned an individual nomination for supporting actor plus two cast mentions – Hidden Figures and Moonlight. Musical artist and acting newcomer Janelle Monáe also appears in both Hidden Figures and Moonlight and earns two herself.

Here are the nominations for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards for Motion Pictures:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Captain Fantastic
ANNALISE BASSO / Vespyr
SHREE CROOKS / Zaja
ANN DOWD / Abigail
KATHRYN HAHN / Harper
NICHOLAS HAMILTON / Rellian
SAMANTHA ISLER / Kielyr
FRANK LANGELLA / Jack
GEORGE MacKAY / Bo
ERIN MORIARTY / Claire
VIGGO MORTENSEN / Ben
MISSI PYLE / Ellen
CHARLIE SHOTWELL / Nai
STEVE ZAHN / Dave

Fences
JOVAN ADEPO / Cory
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON / Jim Bono
RUSSELL HORNSBY / Lyons
SANIYYA SIDNEY / Raynell
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson
MYKELTI WILLIAMSON / Gabriel

Hidden Figures
MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. Jim Johnson
KEVIN COSTNER / Al Harrison
KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell
TARAJI P. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson
ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson
JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson
JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford
GLEN POWELL / John Glenn
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan

Manchester by the Sea
CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler
MATTHEW BRODERICK / Jeffrey
KYLE CHANDLER / Joe Chandler
LUCAS HEDGES / Patrick Chandler
GRETCHEN MOL / Elise
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Randi Chandler

Moonlight
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan
NAOMIE HARRIS / Paula
ANDRÉ HOLLAND / Kevin
JHARREL JEROME / Kevin (16)
JANELLE MONÁE / Teresa
TREVANTE RHODES / Black
ASHTON SANDERS / Chiron

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 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 SUPPORTING ROLE
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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 ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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