The Screen Actors Guild has just finished announcing their nominations for 2018, and to say that there were a few surprises would be the understatement of the year.
First off, the single biggest shock of the morning was finding "The Favourite," which had been winning Ensemble awards all over the place, left out of the Best Cast category, where it was the assumed frontrunner. It was somehow replaced by either "Bohemian Rhapsody," which merely has one memorable performance from star Rami Malek, or "Blackkklansman," which had a decent pair of performances from John David Washington and Adam Driver, but also which didn't nearly hit the amazing heights of the cast of "The Favourite."
Secondly, after the HFPA's embarrassing snub of Ethan Hawke for his incredible performance in "First Reformed," it's equally embarrassing to find that SAG has ignored him as well, despite the fact that he is the clear frontrunner in the category after having racked up multiple wins.
As if that weren't enough, Regina King, who has been earning non-stop praise for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk," was snubbed as well after clearly being the frontrunner for the season, having earned multiple wins in the Supporting Actress category so far.
On top of that, other surprises included seeing Emily Blunt ("A Quiet Place") and Margot Robbie ("Mary Queen of Scots") pop up in Supporting Actress, while John David Washington made a surprise appearance in Actor for "Blackkklansman," notably replacing Hawke.
As we all know, not getting nominated here is a very bad sign for an actor's chances at winning the Oscar, so I guess we must officially cross off Hawke and King from our predictions, unless they are able to make history by breaking an age-old stat. I wouldn't say it's impossible, but it certainly isn't looking good.
So who will the big winners be now that three of the big frontrunners have been removed? We'll just have to wait and see when the Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented on January 27th, so be sure to check back and see who triumphs.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's film nominations:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Crazy Rich Asians
A Star is Born
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, Blackkklansman
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, Blackkklansman
Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Outstanding Performances by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture