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‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Top the 2018 SAG Awards Nominations

Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 24th annual SAG Awards this morning, and a few movies continue to hold strong with this year’s major honors, while others are making advances in the race toward the Oscars.

The Shape of Water was once again recognized for the performances by lead actress Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins, while Lady Bird also maintained its favor with nods for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Laurie Metcalf. The movie is also up for the Best Ensemble award.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got a boost by leading the pack of nominated movies with four contenders across three categories — both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are competing for Best Supporting Actor, joining Best Actress hopeful Frances McDormand and the entire main cast in the Best Ensemble category.

Other favorites whose nods seem to ensure Oscar love later in the season include The Big Sick, which is up for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Holly Hunter, Mudbound, which is also up for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress, for Mary J. Blige, and Get Out, which is up for Best Ensemble and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya.

The Best Ensemble category is considered by many to be the SAG Awards’ equivalent to Best Picture, so it’s very possible that all three of those movies, as well as Lady Bird and Three Billboards will be among the contenders for the Oscars’ top honor. Best Ensemble and Best Picture have only synched up with all five nominees twice in the last 10 years, however.

The pleasant surprises among these nominees include Downsizing supporting actress Hong Chau, who could very well find an Oscar nod at this point, Battle of the Sexes co-star Steve Carell up for Best Supporting Actor, Roman J. Israel, Esq. star Denzel Washington up for Best Actor, and Victoria and Abdul star Dame Judi Dench up for Best Actress, which makes her 14th SAG Awards nod.

See the full list of nominees, including movie stunt ensemble contenders and television categories, below.

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

Mudbound

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a 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.

Outstanding Performance by a 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

Outstanding Performance by a 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 Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a 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

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

Logan

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wonder Woman

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

Orange is the New Black

Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Claire Foy, The Crown

Laura Linney, Ozark

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sean Hayes, Will & Grace

William H. Macy, Shameless

Marc Maron, GLOW

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Alison Brie, GLOW

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Jeff Daniels, Godless

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

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

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones

GLOW

Homeland

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

54th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman

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