On Wednesday morning, the SAG announced their nominations for the best of 2018.
The SAG nominations are usually a fairly good precursor of what will actually be nominated when the Oscar nominations are announced. (For instance, last year, no one was paying much attention to Christopher Plummer until he picked up a SAG nom.) This year, the nominations are a little bit strange in that neither Regina King nor Ethan Hawke received nominations, despite dominating the critics awards. While King’s campaign can probably recover from being snubbed, Hawke may be in trouble. He’s now been snubbed by both the Golden Globes and the SAG.
A lot of people are shocked that Bohemian Rhapsody picked up a nomination for Best Ensemble. I’m not. Bohemian Rhapsody is the type of crowd pleaser that often defies the critics and sneaks into the Oscars.
For me, the big news is that Black Panther is still showing a lot of strength. That nomination for Best Ensemble was not necessarily expected and it goes to show that Black Panther may have the backing necessary to become the first comic book film to be nominated for best picture.
Anyway, here are the weird SAG film nominations:
Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture
“A Star Is Born”
“Crazy Rich Asians”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”
Christian Bale, “Vice”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”
John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Timothee Chalamet, “Beautiful Boy”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place”
Margot Robbie, “Mary Queen of Scots”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”