The Screen Actors Guild has just announced their nominations this morning and, as usual, there are quite a few unexpected inclusions and omissions.
Probably the biggest surprise of the entire list is the complete omission of Steven Spielberg's "The Post," which was expected to be included in Cast, Actor (Tom Hanks), and Actress (Meryl Streep). Instead, they've delivered surprise nominees such as Judi Dench in "Victoria & Abdul" and Denzel Washington in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Another big swap occurred with the omission of Armie Hammer for "Call Me by Your Name" in Supporting Actor, with Steve Carell unexpectedly getting a nod for "Battle of the Sexes" instead. It was also a little surprising to find "The Shape of Water" left out of the Cast category, especially considering that it received nods for Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins).
However, it was not surprising to find Martin McDonagh's outstanding "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the way with four nominations, including Cast, Actress (Frances McDormand), and Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell). With this many nods, perhaps they've already shown us who the big winner will be?
We'll just have to wait until the awards are announced on January 21st, 2018 to find out.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of this morning's film nominations:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Big Sick
Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name James Franco, The Disaster Artist Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water France McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick Allison Janney, I, Tonya Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Outstanding Performances by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture