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Manchester by the Sea leads SAG nominations

2016-12-15 13:14
 

Los Angeles  - Kenneth Lonergan's tender family drama Manchester by the Sea scored the most nominations on Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, seen as a major bellwether for the Oscars.

The movie received nods in four categories - best ensemble cast, best lead actor (Casey Affleck), and best supporting actor (Lucas Hedges) and actress (Michelle Williams).

Joining Manchester in the running for best cast - the SAG's top award - are coming-of-age drama Moonlight, comedies Hidden Figures and Captain Fantastic and race relations story Fences.

On the television side, five series were tied at the top with three nominations each - Netflix's The Crown and Stranger Things, HBO's Game of Thrones and Westworld, and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

The SAG nominations are the second major announcement in Tinseltown's glittering awards season, which climaxes with the Academy Awards in February.
Although less high-profile than the Golden Globes, the SAG awards are seen as more of an indicator of Oscars glory, since members represent some 1,200 of the roughly 6,000 voters for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The awards were being closely watched this year as they follow controversy over the lack of diversity in last year's list of Oscar nominees.

Only one black actor, Denzel Washington, featured among the 10 nominees for best lead role in a movie, although there were four nominees from ethnic minority backgrounds in the supporting categories.

Sterling K Brown, Courtney B Vance, Riz Ahmed, Rami Malek, Thandie Newton, Audra McDonald and Kerry Washington were all nominated for individual TV acting awards.

Hanks snubbed? 

Manchester by the Sea, which tells the story of an uncle who has to look after his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies, is seen as a frontrunner for the Oscars.

In the best actor category, Affleck and Washington will face off against Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

For best actress, Amy Adams (Arrival) will compete with Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Emma Stone (La La Land) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins).

Mahershala Ali -- best known for his portrayal of White House chief of staff Remy Danton in Netflix political drama House of Cards - is up for three awards: best supporting actor and cast in Moonlight and best cast in Hidden Figures.

Among the big surprises, box office hit Sully and its lead actor Tom Hanks were a notable omission, while Oscars favorite La La Land was shut out of the best cast nominations.

"(Hanks's) movie is a giant hit and earned him glowing reviews, yet the actor was overlooked by both the Golden Globes and SAG Awards this week," noted industry bible Variety.

"It's possible the category was just too tough. Or maybe people just take his greatness for granted."

The 23rd annual SAG awards winners will be announced on January 29 in Los Angeles.

Last year, "Spotlight," a drama about sexual abuse in the Catholic church, took the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

See the full list of nominees here:

FILM

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture:

"Captain Fantastic"

"Fences"

"Hidden Figures"

"Manchester by the Sea"

"Moonlight"

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 Mortensen, "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"

Outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture:

"Captain America: Civil War"

"Doctor Strange"

"Hacksaw Ridge"

"Jason Bourne"

"Nocturnal Animals"

TV


Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series:

"The Crown"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"

"Stranger Things"

"Westworld"

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series:

"The Big Bang Theory"

"black-ish"

"Modern Family"

"Orange Is the New Black"

"Veep"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series:

Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"

Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

John Lithgow, "The Crown"

Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"

Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series:

Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"

Claire Foy, "The Crown"

Thandie Newton, "Westworld"

Winona Ryder, "Stranger Things"

Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series:

Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"

Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

William H. Macy, "Shameless"

Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series:

Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"

Jane Fonda, "Grace and Frankie"

Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a miniseries or television movie:

Riz Ahmed, "The Night Of"

Sterling K. Brown, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Bryan Cranston, "All the Way"

John Turturro, "The Night Of"

Courtney B. Vance, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a miniseries or television movie:

Bryce Dallas Howard, "Black Mirror"

Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"

Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"

Sarah Paulson, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Kerry Washington, "Confirmation"

Outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series:

"Game of Thrones"

"Marvel's Daredevil"

"Marvel's Luke Cage"

"The Walking Dead"

"Westworld"

53rd Annual SAG life achievement award:

Lily Tomlin



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