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  • by Jeff Beck

Film Nominations for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild has just finished announcing their nominations for 2021, and there were certainly plenty of big surprises to be had, with the first being that "House of Gucci" tied with "The Power of the Dog" for the most nominations with three. This is immediately followed by another big surprise: "House of Gucci" managed to nab a nomination for Best Cast, while "The Power of the Dog," with three individual nominations, somehow didn't.

Other surprises included the perplexing inclusion of "Don't Look Up" in Best Cast, the snubbing of Kristen Stewart for "Spencer" (the clear favorite for Best Actress up to this point), both Ciaran Hinds AND Jamie Dornan getting snubbed for "Belfast," and Cate Blanchett making a surprise appearance in Supporting Actress for "Nightmare Alley."

The biggest disappointment here is obviously the snubbing of the single best ensemble of the year: Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, and Reed Birney for "Mass." It seems quite clear that the nominating committee didn't watch the film, or else it would easily have gotten in over several of these Best Cast nominees.

As to who will win, I would guess "Belfast" has cast (though "CODA" could take it), while Actor feels like a bit of a toss-up between Cumberbatch, Smith, and Garfield, and Actress suddenly being very open as well (Chastain or Gaga would be my guess). We'll just have to wait until the ceremony on February 27th to see who wins, so be sure to check back.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's SAG Award nominations for film:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture



Don't Look Up

House of Gucci

King Richard

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick... Boom!

Will Smith, King Richard

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Jennifer Hudson, Respect

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Bradley Cooper, Licorice Pizza

Jared Leto, House of Gucci

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Caitriona Balfe, Belfast

Cate Blanchett, Nightmare Alley

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Ruth Negga, Passing

Outstanding Performances by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Black Widow


The Matrix: Resurrections

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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