Four Films Tie With 3 Noms For Screen Actors Guild (AWARDS 2020)

There was no clear front-runner when the Screen Actors Guild Awards announced their nominees for the Best Performances of 2020.

The Screen Actors Guild pretty much stuck to the Awards Season script for 2020, while adding a couple of stars in some less-respected roles.

Four of the five films nominated for the top Best Cast prize tied for the most nominations at three a piece, meaning it’s likely going to be a competitive year (both here and at the Oscars).

Those four movies are Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. The fifth Best Cast nominee is One Night in Miami…, which also saw Leslie Odom Jr nominated in the Male Supporting category for his turn as singer Sam Cooke.

Meanwhile, the late Chadwick Boseman set a new SAG Awards record by earning 4 nominations in one year. They’re split evenly between his two films Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods, garnering a Cast and individual acting nomination for each.

The biggest surprise of the day was the snub of Delroy Lindo, who seemed a lock for a Male Actor in a Leading Role nomination for Da 5 Bloods. Don’t be surprised if he gets an Oscar nod and replaces either Gary Oldman (Mank) or Steven Yeun (Minari) from this list (I’d prefer Oldman). The other nominees here — Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), and Anthony Hopkins (The Father) — seem like Oscar nom locks at this point.

The other surprise absence was Amanda Seyfried for her turn in Mank. Considered a strong contender in Oscar’s Supporting Actress race, being denied here was unexpected.

Despite critical drubbings, Amy Adams and Jared Leto notched SAG nominations for, respectively, Female Lead in Hillbilly Elegy and Male Supporting in The Little Things. Hopefully the Oscar Academy will replace them with Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) and Paul Raci (Sound of Metal), both ignored by SAG.

Also forgotten was Tom Hanks from News of the World. That greatly diminishes his Oscar chances, although his impressive and deserving 12-year-old co-star Helena Zengel seems on a direct path with her SAG nomination here in the Female Supporting category.

The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out live on Sunday April 4, 2021 at 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST, simulcast on TBS and TNT.

(To see the Televsion nominees, click here.)

27th Annual

Films of 2020

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
– Da 5 Bloods
– Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
– Minari
– One Night in Miami…
– The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
– Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
– Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
– Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
– Frances McDormand, Nomadland
– Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
– Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
– Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
– Anthony Hopkins, The Father
– Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
– Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
– Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
– Olivia Colman, The Father
– Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari
– Helena Zengel, News of the World

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
– Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
– Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
– Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
– Jared Leto, The Little Things
– Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami…

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
– Da 5 Bloods
– Mulan

– News of the World
– The Trial of the Chicago 7
– Wonder Woman 1984

56th Life Achievement Recipient
To Be Announced

(To see the Televsion nominees, click here.)

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2020 / 21 season:

Critics Choice Awards Nominations
Golden Globe Nominations
National Board of Review
National Society of Film Critics
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics

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