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SAG Award Nominations 2021

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 4, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 4, 2021 |


As per usual, the Golden Globe nominations were a chaotic blend of solid picks and absolute insanity. Raging about Jared Leto and James Corden getting nods while Da 5 Bloods and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga received snubs gave film fans a jolting return to normalcy in an award season that’s been anything but. Yet, it’s important to remember that the Globes are determined by less than a hundred people, the secretive members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. For all the attention their award show gets, it’s not a reliable source to predict how the Oscar noms might go. With all that in mind, we look to the SAG Award nominations.

Because the Screen Actors Guild Awards actually have crossover with the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, their nomination list could give us a real sense of who the contenders for Oscars 2021 might be for the acting categories, and potentially Best Picture.

The Good news: Maria Bakalova continues to gain momentum for her jaw-dropping performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, as does Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman. Minari got some well-deserved recognition, as has Da 5 Bloods, and One Night in Miami.

The Bad News: Leto got another nom for a bad performance in a bad movie. Glenn Close got a nod, presumably for saying “neutral Terminator” with a straight face. Nothing for the universally heralded Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Still no love for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Pardon me, while I go and blast “Ja Ja Ding Dong” from the hill on which I will die.

Here’s the full list:

Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night In Miami
Trial of the Chicago 7

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
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

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sacha 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

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
Lovecraft Country

Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Dead to Me
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Female Actor in a 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

Male Actor in a Television 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

Female Actor in a Television 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

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Wonder Woman 1987

Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Boys
Cobra Kai
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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