Big Snubs In 23rd Screen Actors Guild Nominations (AWARDS 2016)


Slow that roll, La La Land.

In what seemed like a quickly growing consensus toward a Best Picture win for the modern day musical romance, the Screen Actors Guild denied La La Land a nomination in its biggest category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (their Best Picture equivalent).

Stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling still landed nominations in the Actress and Actor categories so all is not lost for La La, but to be denied even a chance at that top prize could suggest a tighter Oscar race than what seemed to be evolving (especially since the Acting branch is by far the biggest in the Academy).

The big leader this year is Manchester by the Sea, which garnered nominations in 4 of the 5 categories (missing out only in Lead Actress, for lack of one). Moonlight, the other Awards season favorite of 2016, followed close behind with 3 nominations, tying the take with Denzel Washington‘s Fences.

Films with 2 nominations are Lion (both in Supporting),  Florence Foster Jenkins (another surprise Cast snub, particularly since La La Land wasn’t taking up real estate there), plus Hidden Figures and Captain FantasticThose last two round out the Cast nominees, with Captain Fantastic being the biggest surprise.

Once again, Martin Scorsese‘s Silence was completely shut out this awards season. The acting guild opted to cite Andrew Garfield for his performance in Hacksaw Ridge instead.

The 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out live on Sunday January 29, 2017 at 8pm EST/7pm CST on TNT and TBS.

Films of 2016

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
– Captain Fantastic
– Fences
– Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
– Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
– Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
– Ryan Gosling – La La Land
– Viggo Mortenson – Captain Fantastic
– Denzel Washington – Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
– Amy Adams – Arrival
– Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman – Jackie
– Emma Stone – La La Land
– Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
– Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
– Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
– Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
– Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
– Dev Patel – Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
– Viola Davis – Fences
– Naomie Harris – Moonlight
– Nicole Kidman – Lion
– Octavia Spencer  – Hidden Figures
– Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

53rd Life Achievement Recipient
Lily Tomlin

(To see a full list of the SAG Nominees that also includes Television categories, click here.)

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far this season:

Academy Award Nominees
Golden Globe Winners
Directors Guild of America Nominees
Producers Guild of America Nominees
Writers Guild of America Nominees
National Society of Film Critics
New York Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
The National Board of Review
Critics’ Choice Awards Winners

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