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SAG Award Movie Nominations Highlight Performances not Budget

The SAG Awards are the usually the best prediction for the acting categories at the Oscars. However, they can also be surprising at times, which makes them one of the most fun award shows.

While the Golden Globes were full of stars and big studio projects, the SAG Awards, which are voted on by members of SAG-AFTRA, went strictly for the best performances.

The nominees for outstanding performance by a cast includes a list of smaller films, with wide release projects like Dunkirk and The Post not making the cut.

The lack of nominations for The Post is particularly surprising considering its star-studded cast, led by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

Perhaps the biggest shock of the morning was the lack of nominations for The Shape of Water. The movie has been dominating awards season, but only got two SAG nods.

Geek fans can find Logan, Baby Driver and Wonder Woman in the stunt ensemble category. The nomination for Wonder Woman is notable since it features a large female cast of stunt performers.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

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Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Cast in a Motion Picture

The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Female Actor in a Leading Role

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Male Actor in a Leading Role

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.


The cast of Mudbound.

Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird 

Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Baby Driver
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

Morgan Freeman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award when the SAG Awards are hosted by Kristen Bell and air Sunday, Jan. 21, on TNT and TBS.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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