The 2022 SAG nominees have been announced, and the awards overall have proved to be a clear harbinger of the upcoming Oscars.
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The Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced their nominees ahead of the 2022 Show on February 28. New York Post reports.
In Film, nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Film included Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, House of Gucci and King Richard, with the owner of the Golden Globe Dog strength noticeably absent.
Lady Gaga won the Outstanding Leading Actress award – a surprise given the harsh reviews from critics – against Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Kidman in this category.
Meanwhile, Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Will Smith and Denzel Washington will compete for Outstanding Acting in a SAG Award.
Television will see several colleagues fighting for victory, for example Succession stars Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong are all nominated for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series (alongside Billy Crudup and Lee Jong Jae).
The hit HBO show was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Against The Handmaid’s Tale, Morning Show, Squid Game and Yellowstone…
Succession star Sarah Snook will meet with Morning show co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon alongside Jung Ho Young and Elisabeth Moss in what will undoubtedly be an intense race for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
The show will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The venue has changed for the first time since 1997 after last year’s postponed, pre-recorded ceremony.
After the almost invisible Golden Globes hosted exclusively on Twitter, SAGs may have just increased their profile – mainly for celebrities looking to leave their homes and campaign ahead of the Academy Awards on March 27th.
SAGs have also proven to be pretty reliable predictors for the Oscars each year, so these nominees can get a feel for déjà vu when the Oscars announce their nominees on February 8th.
SAG also intends to award Lady Helen Mirren the 2021 SAG Life Achievement Award.
Here is a complete list of the 2022 SAG Awards nominees.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Don’t look up
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Tammy Fay’s eyes
Olivia Colman, Lost daughter
Lady Gaga, Gucci House
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Nicole Kidman, Be Ricardo
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem, Be Ricardo
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dog strength
Andrew Garfield, Tick, tick … Boom!
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, Tragedy of Macbeth
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role
Katrina Balfe, Belfast
Cate Blanchett, Alley of Nightmares
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst, Dog strength
Ruth Negga, Passing
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Ben Affleck, Delicate bar
Bradley Cooper, Liquorice pizza
Troy Kotsur, CODE
Jared Leto, Gucci House
Cody Smith-McPhee, Dog strength
Outstanding Ensemble of Stuntmen in Film
No time to die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Only murders in the building
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
Jennifer Coolidge, White Lotus
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Gene Smart, Mare of easttown
Kate Winslet, Mare of easttown
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Murray Bartlett, White Lotus
Oscar Isaac, Scenes from the wedding
Michael Keaton, drowsiness
Evan McGregor, Halston
Evan Peters, Mare of easttown
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Crudup, Morning show
Kiran Culkin, Succession
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Lee Yoon Jae, squid game
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, Morning show
Jung Ho Young, squid game
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sara Snook, Succession
Reese Witherspoon, Morning show
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, Great
Sandra Oh, Chair
Gene Smart, Khaki
Temple of Juno, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, Kominsky Method
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Steve Martin, Only murders in the building
Martin Short, Only murders in the building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Ensemble of Stunt Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Mare of easttown
This article originally appeared on New York Post and reproduced with permission