‘Bombshell’ Leads Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Bombshell, which depicts the sexual harassment scandal that ousted Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, led the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday, boosting its Oscar hopes.

Lionsgate’s star-studded #MeToo drama secured acting nods for its lead Charlize Theron, who plays TV news anchor Megyn Kelly, as well as supporting actresses Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, and an overall cast nomination.

It narrowly beat divorce tearjerker Marriage Story, Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, which each secured three acting nominations.

But Marriage Story, which on Monday topped the Golden Globes nominations and added further individual nods for Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, surprisingly missed out on best cast – the SAG’s top award.

Instead the remaining best cast nominations went to Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit – which also stars Johansson – and South Korean class warfare drama Parasite.

Robert De Niro was again overlooked for his lead role in Scorsese’s three-and-a-half hour The Irishman after missing out on a Golden Globes nomination.

On the television side The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Amazon’s story of a 1950s housewife-turned-standup comic, followed a strong showing at the Emmys by topping the SAG nominations with four.

Although less high-profile than the Golden Globes, the SAG awards are seen as more of an indicator of Oscars glory, since actors represent the largest branch of the roughly 10 000 voters for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The strong return for Bombshell throws the movie firmly back into Oscars contention, especially for best picture, after it managed just two nominations at the Golden Globes.

Elsewhere, acting frontrunners Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Renee Zellweger (Judy) burnished their credentials by picking up further nominations.


Netflix repeated its Globes success by again comfortably topping both the film and television nominations.

But there was no recognition for Anthony Hopkins nor Jonathan Pryce, who both earned Globes nods for their roles in the streaming giant’s Vatican drama The Two Popes.

And Eddie Murphy, making his acting comeback in Netflix’s blaxploitation biopic Dolemite Is My Name, also missed out.

Instead, SAG votes favoured Taron Egerton’s turn as Elton John in musical biopic Rocketman, and Christian Bale’s daredevil racer in Ford v Ferrari.

Lupita Nyong’o also picked up an individual nomination for acclaimed horror flick Us, a film shunned entirely by the Globes.

For television, Apple TV+ flagship The Morning Show – about a news television program hit by a #MeToo scandal – secured the platform’s first three nominations including for Jennifer Aniston, although her co-star Reese Witherspoon missed out.

The new cast of The Crown, led by Olivia Colman for season three, also picked up three nods, as did Emmys breakout hit Fleabag, the dark British comedy from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

But the much-maligned final season of Game of Thrones had to settle for just two acting nominations – best cast in a drama series, and an individual nod for Peter Dinklage as sharp-tongued Tyrion Lannister.

Other drama cast contenders included star-studded Big Little Lies and perennial big-hitters The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things.

Dark hitman comedy Barry, Michael Douglas vehicle The Kominsky Method and offbeat Canadian hit Schitt’s Creek rounded off the comedy ensemble nods.

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The nominations were announced at a Los Angeles ceremony hosted by America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead).

The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on 19 January in Los Angeles.

See the full list of nominees here

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Nicole Kidman, Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Bombshell (Lionsgate)

The Irishman (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit (Fox)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)

Parasite (Neon)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Mahershala Ali, True Detective

Russell Crowe The Loudest Voice

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Patricia Arquette, The Act

Toni Collette, Unbelievable

Joey King, The Act

Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry

Andrew Scott, Fleabag

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Cristina Applegate, Dead to Me

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Big Little Lies (HBO)

The Crown (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)

Fleabag (Amazon)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Schitt’s Creek (CBC Television)

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

Game of Thrones


Stranger Things

The Walking Dead


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


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