The Oscar race is over before the nominations have even been announced.
In one night, the 2017/18 Awards Season went from being the most wide open in memory to being locked in. If you’re a betting person, put your Best Picture money on Three Billboards. Then lay more down on all four acting categories.
Not only did Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri take three top prizes at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – for Outstanding Cast, Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), and Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell) – but that trifecta was the third in a row at the major awards ceremonies so far. The same was true for the Actor and Supporting Actress races.
Consider: first at the Golden Globes, then at the Critics Choice Awards, and now at the Screen Actors, the Actor / Actress / Supporting Actor & Actress prizes have all gone to:
- Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
- Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Allison Janney, I, Tonya
And beyond that, Three Billboards has gone 2 for 3 at the same ceremonies for their respective Best Picture prizes (losing only at the Critics Choice to The Shape of Water).
Is there still competition? Sure. I guess. Technically. The near-sweeps in critics groups by Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) in the Supporting categories still have to be considered. Plus, The Shape of Water will almost certainly lead all movies in Academy nominations, which continues to make Sally Hawkins a contender in the Actress race.
But man, it’s sure hard to get past the overwhelming sense of inevitability right now.
You could probably lock in Guillermo del Toro to win Best Director as well, the odds-on favorite to take home the upcoming Directors Guild prize.
The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on Sunday January 21, 2018, hosted by Kristen Bell, and simulcast on TBS and TNT.
24th SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD NOMINATIONS
Films of 2017
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Winner: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– The Big Sick
– Get Out
– Lady Bird
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
– Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
– James Franco, The Disaster Artist
– Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
– Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
– Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
– Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
– Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Sam Rockewell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
– Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
– Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
– Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
– Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
– Hong Chau, Downsizing
– Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
– Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Winner: Wonder Woman
– Baby Driver
– War For The Planet Of The Apes
54th Life Achievement Recipient
(To see a full list of SAG Television Nominees, click here.)
Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season:
90th Annual Academy Award nominees
Writers Guild of America winners
Directors Guild of America winners
Producers Guild of America winners
Critics Choice Awards winners
Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review