SAG Awards Nominations 2024: The 11 Biggest Snubs and Surprises


The Screen Actors Guild Awards provide an annual alternative for actors to have fun one another, and it’s most likely a very good feeling in spite of everything that strike-era solidarity. But with the nominations coming simply day earlier than Oscar nomination voting begins, and within the warmth of awards season, in addition they provide a window into the preferences of one of many business’s greatest, most influential teams of voters.

The full checklist of nominees throughout each movie and tv consists of people who find themselves already awards season favorites — Lily Gladstone and Da’Vine Joy Randolph on the movie aspect, everybody concerned in The Bear for TV — but in addition surprises when it comes to who’s included and who isn’t. Below, we’ve damaged down the 12 greatest snubs and surprises from this morning’s announcement.

The Supporting Actor Shuffle

The supporting actor class for movie this season has been cut-throat from the beginning, with numerous sturdy performances to select from; nonetheless the SAG-AFTRA picks elevate a number of eyebrows. They went for Willem Dafoe over Mark Ruffalo for Poor Things, although Ruffalo arguably has the flashier efficiency and has been garnering extra consideration all season (that is Dafoe’s fifth SAG Awards nomination, although he’s by no means gained). But the largest shock is the absence of May December’s Charles Melton, who has been racking up critics awards and already gained on the Gotham Awards and the NYFCC. But he’s not the one May December actor disregarded this morning. —Rebecca Ford

No Room for May December

The SAG-AFTRA nominating committee tends to lean a bit of mainstream, however in addition they love Netflix titles attributable to their extensive availability, thereby placing a bubble contender like May December in an odd place—merely, would the actors go for this complicated, arty indie? Especially after largely lacking on the BAFTA longlists, which all the time function the overwhelming majority of eventual appearing Oscar nominees, it appeared crucial for the hopes of the marketing campaign to at the least get a point out or two right here. Alas, that didn’t occur, and Todd Haynes’s appearing masterclass was one way or the other blanked right here throughout the board. No doubt Netflix’s priorities on this one can be shifting towards a extra focused push, within the hope of nonetheless discovering a means for Charles Melton or Julianne Moore, significantly, to determine into the supporting races. But proper now they’re on the surface trying in. —David Canfield

Sterling Ok. Brown Shines

Sterling Ok. Brown delivers a scene-stealing efficiency in American Fiction as the newly divorced and newly overtly homosexual brother of the primary protagonist, however a lot of the consideration for that movie has been targeted on Jeffery Wright’s sturdy lead efficiency. So what a pleasant shock to see Brown earn a nomination within the supporting actor class. It shouldn’t be that a lot of a shock, although, as a result of Brown is beloved by the SAG group — he has six particular person appearing nominations for his TV work, and gained in 2018 for This Is Us, when made historical past as the primary Black actor to win for finest actor in a drama collection. —RF

DiCaprio Sits This One Out

Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for six particular person SAG Awards appearing nominations over time (and gained for The Revenant), and was most just lately nominated for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But with the extremely aggressive lead actor race this 12 months, somebody needed to be disregarded and SAG-AFTRA went with DiCaprio. Though DiCaprio continues to be nominated as part of the solid of Killers of the Flower Moon within the efficiency by a solid of a movement image class, it is very doable this lead actor line-up might repeat when Oscar nominations are unveiled. —RF

The Color Purple Holds Strong, Poor Things Misses 

The Color Purple has been a little bit of a query mark this season to date. It’s had a powerful awards marketing campaign with its dynamic solid (and naturally Oprah Winfrey, a producer) rustling up loads of press and many ardour at Q&As. But it’s nonetheless been unclear if it could land many nominations exterior of Danielle Brooks’ supporting efficiency. But the Warner Bros. musical took one of many 5 coveted spots for the massive ensemble class, reflecting important assist within the appearing group. This movie’s inclusion seemingly meant that Poor Things—thought-about a powerful finest image contender since its debut in Venice the place it gained the Golden Lion—was left off the checklist. It’s doable the actors didn’t think about Poor Things as reliant on its ensemble as The Color Purple, however this notable snub is price maintaining a tally of as we transfer ahead. —RF

Penelope Cruz Zooms In From Ferrari

It was solely two years in the past {that a} sturdy section of the awards prediction world satisfied themselves that Cruz can be a shock finest actress Oscar winner for Parallel Mothers, so maybe we shouldn’t be stunned that she’s received a number of supporters for a movie that in any other case hasn’t made a lot of a splash this awards season. With Da’Vine Joy Randolph nearly sweeping the awards on this class to this point, there’s a number of room for shock in who else will get nominated. Hopefuls like Barbie’s America Ferrara and May December’s Julianne Moore, who weren’t nominated right now, formally have new competitors. —KR

Jury Duty Goes Unserved

Pour one out for the viral little present that might, which revolved round a solid of proficient improv and character actors, James Marsden, and one non-actor who thought he was collaborating in a documentary about serving jury responsibility. Freevee’s shock hit gave us but one more reason to understand Marsden’s appearing vary and comedic chops—he appeared to be having a blast taking part in an exaggerated, narcissistic model of himself—and the collection additionally made an unsuspecting star of real-life good man Ronald Gladden. Despite the nice buzz and business love for the quirky, feel-good comedy, the solid and Marsden have been snubbed by SAG. – Kara Warner

The Gilded Age Is Coming to the Opera

In its first season, Julian Fellowes’s lavishly appointed drama about robber barons and their servants was totally ignored by main awards-giving our bodies, save for one artistic arts Emmy for manufacturing design. But apparently, SAG-AFTRA began tuning on this 12 months; the present received a shock nomination for finest drama ensemble, no imply feat for a collection largely acknowledged as status TV’s finest worst present. We’d like to have fun, as quickly as we are able to return from visiting our new railroad in Pittsburgh. —Hillary Busis

Alex Borstein’s Final Maisel Bow Nudges Out Natasha Lyonne

The class for actress in a comedy collection was all the time going to be packed, and Alex Borstein‘s nomination right here is sensible, particularly following the collection’ remaining season. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star is beloved within the function and collection, and already has a number of awards for it, together with two SAG Awards. But her inclusion appears to have nudged out a favourite new contender, Natasha Lyonne, for her acclaimed efficiency in Peacock’s artful whodunit Poker Face, which is up for an Emmy subsequent week. – KW

Emmy-Nominated Actresses Left Out in Limited Series

After a quite paltry summer season and fall for buzzy restricted collection, there was a giant open query as to how a lot voters would look again to the spring to fill out their ballots with these appearing classes. Some performers who have been Emmy-nominated appeared like particularly secure bets, like Daisy Jones & the Six’s Riley Keough and Swarm’s Dominique Fishback, particularly given the excitement round their collection. But this group stunned with a more energizing choose in multi-SAG-Award winner Uzo Aduba, a standout on Netflix’s in any other case forgettable opioid disaster drama Painkiller. It’s the primary notable shoutout for that present, and a sign that these Emmy nominees will not be as sturdy at subsequent week’s present as we might have thought. Also making the minimize was Bel Powley, whose glorious A Small Light was ignored by the Academy. Finally, some deserved business recognition goes that interval piece’s means. —DC

Jeremy Strong Uninvited From the Roy Family Reunion

With Kieran Culkin transferring as much as lead standing for Succession’s remaining season it was all the time going to be extra crowded for the remainder of the Roy household — however most individuals most likely anticipated Culkin, Brian Cox, and Jeremy Strong to all make it in, as they did on the Emmy nominations. Instead Strong, nominated alongside Cox and Culkin in 2021, can be sitting out, although he’s in fact included within the present’s finest ensemble nomination. —KR

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