Nominees // 23rd SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS



This morning, the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the most important precursors to the Academy Awards as the acting branch of the Academy is the largest and the SAG Awards generally reflect that branches eventual choices.


While the nominees can be somewhat of a glimpse at the future of the awards race, in light of today's surprise inclusions and exclusions, the nomination portion of the SAG Awards is comprised of a small, randomly selected portion of the entire Screen Actors Guild. This means the choices can sometimes feel out of nowhere.


That being said, it was still a great morning for bubbling frontrunners like Manchester by the Sea, which received the most nominations.


As for surprises, Captain Fantastic is looking to be a major contender for star Viggo Mortensen, who received a Golden Globe nod earlier this week and follows up with a nomination here. Hidden Figures should be safely assumed to be among the eventual Best Picture nominees for Oscar.


Emily Blunt came out of nowhere, earning a nomination for Best Female Actor for The Girl on the Train. While her performance was heralded back when the film released, it wasn't expected to make it in the awards realm.


La La Land, the perennial favorite for Oscar's Best Picture, saw it's smallest showing at a major awards with only landing nods for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. While SAG doesn't give a Best Picture prize, its Best Ensemble is generally felt like a similar toast. La La Land's exclusion can somewhat make sense, since the "ensemble" of the film is really just Stone and Gosling. Awards favorite Tom Hanks and his film Sully were also noticeably absent from the list.


The 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Shrine Exposition Center.



Complete list of nominees:


FILM


BEST CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Cast of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Cast of FENCES

Cast of HIDDEN FIGURES

Cast of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Cast of MOONLIGHT


BEST 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


BEST 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


BEST 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


BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, FENCES

Nicole Kidman, LION

Naomie Harris, MOONLIGHT

Octavia Spencer, HIDDEN FIGURES

Michelle Williams, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Stunt Ensemble of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Stunt Ensemble of DOCTOR STRANGE

Stunt Ensemble of NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Stunt Ensemble of HACKSAW RIDGE

Stunt Ensemble of JASON BOURNE


TELEVISION


BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A DRAMA SERIES

Cast of THE CROWN

Cast of DOWNTON ABBEY

Cast of GAME OF THRONES

Cast of STRANGER THINGS

Cast of WESTWORLD


BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A COMEDY SERIES

Cast of THE BIG BANG THEORY

Cast of BLACK-ISH

Cast of MODERN FAMILY

Cast of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Cast of VEEP


BEST 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


BEST 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


BEST MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, BLACK-ISH

Tituss Burgess, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

Ty Burrell, MODERN FAMILY

William H. Macy, SHAMELESS

Jeffrey Tambor, TRANSPARENT


BEST 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


BEST MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Riz Ahmed, THE NIGHT OF

Sterling K. Brown, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Bryan Cranston, ALL THE WAY

John Turturro, THE NIGHT OF

Courtney B. Vance, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY


BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Bryce Dallas Howard, BLACK MIRROR

Felicity Huffman, AMERICAN CRIME

Audra McDonald, LADY DAY AT ERMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL

Sarah Paulson, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Kerry Washington, CONFIRMATION


BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES

Stunt Ensemble of GAME OF THRONES

Stunt Ensemble of MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL

Stunt Ensemble of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE

Stunt Ensemble of THE WALKING DEAD

Stunt Ensemble of WESTWORLD

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