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  • by Jeff Beck

Film Nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Olivia Colman and Emma Stone in "The Favourite"

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

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Avengers: Infinity War

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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