28th SAG Award Nominations: A Big Morning for ‘Squid Game,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’

Still from SQUID GAME — Courtesy of Netflix

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced their nominations for the 28th SAG Awards. Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens had the honor of revealing the full slate of nominees via Instagram Live, where there were some exciting inclusions and some disappointing — though not entirely surprising — misses.

Squid Game took SAG by storm, garnering nods for Stunt Ensemble, Cast Ensemble, and drama acting for stars Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon. Mare of Easttown also took four nominations for their actors and ensemble. And Ted Lasso continued to get a lot of love in comedy with double acting nominations in both actor and actress, plus comedy ensemble. Newcomer Only Murders in the Building also scored double nominations for Martin Short and Steve Martin, and while costar Selina Gomez didn’t quite make her lineup, the cast was nominated for their ensemble too.

On the film side, Belfast the long-presumed Best Picture frontrunner did secure a vital spot in the Cast Ensemble, alongside CODA, Don’t Look Up, House of Gucci, and King Richard. While a nomination here doesn’t guarantee a subsequent Best Picture nomination, the actors branch of the Academy is the largest and this is a very important spot to garner support on the road to the Dolby.

Which means things are not over, but are not looking good for some Oscar hopefuls. Kristen Stewart’s performance in Stewart was overlooked, and so were both Jamie Dornan and Ciarán Hinds for Belfast. No one from the cast of Mass made it either. And with Nicolas Cage missing out for Pig, it might be the end of the line for him too. Again, the carryover from SAG to Oscar nominees is never a complete copy, so some of these misses might very well still find themselves receiving early morning phone calls in February.

And we see some lone representatives of films that seem to be looking good overall. Troy Kotsur is the only solo nominee from CODA, as is Ruth Negga for Passing. Ariana DeBose and Will Smith were each singled out for their films, although Smith will be joined by his co-stars for their ensemble.

Being the Ricardos secured places for Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. While he isn’t a shoo-in with Oscar, it seems pretty likely now that Kidman will be nominated for another Oscar. The Power of the Dog had three acting nominations, solidifying places for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirsten Dunst, and thus probably making Jane Campion’s western the new Oscar frontrunner.

A couple of others got much-needed boosts in their very competitive categories, namely Cate Blanchett for Nightmare Alley, Jennifer Hudson for Respect, Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth and the aforementioned DeBose, Negga, and Kotsur all had important milestones for their awards campaigns.

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27 on TNT. Here is the complete list of nominees:

FILM

BEST ENSEMBLE
“Belfast”
“CODA”
“Don’t Look Up”
“House of Gucci”
“King Richard”

BEST ACTOR
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”)

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”)
Lady Gaga (“The House of Gucci”)
Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”)
Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”)
Bradley Cooper (“Licorice Pizza”)
Troy Kotsur (“CODA”)
Jared Leto (“The House of Gucci”)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Caitriona Balfe (“Belfast”)
Cate Blanchette (“Nightmare Alley”)
Ariana DeBose (“Westside Story”)
Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”)
Ruth Negga (“Passing”)

BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE
“Black Widow”
“Dune”
“The Matrix Resurrections”
“No Time to Die”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Television

BEST DRAMA SERIES ENSEMBLE
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Morning Show”
“Squid Game”
“Succession”
“Yellowstone”

BEST DRAMA SERIES ACTOR

Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

BEST DRAMA SERIES ACTRESS

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”

BEST COMEDY SERIES ENSEMBLE

“The Great”
“Hacks”
“The Kominsky Method”
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Ted Lasso”

BEST COMEDY SERIES ACTOR

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

BEST COMEDY SERIES ACTRESS

Elle Fanning, “The Great”
Sandra Oh, “The Chair”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

BEST TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES ACTOR

Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
Oscar Isaac, “Scenes From a Marriage”
Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”

BEST TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES ACTRESS

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
Jean Smart, “Mare of Easttown”
Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”

BEST TV SERIES STUNT ENSEMBLE
“Cobra Kai”
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
“Loki”
“Mare of Easttown”
“Squid Game”

Written by
Karen Peterson is the Awards Editor for We Live Entertainment. She previously worked as the Assistant Editor at Awards Circuit, now owned by Variety. Her work can also be found at Citizen Dame and at the Watch and Talk podcast. Her non-awards season hobbies include Angels baseball, taking pictures of other peoples' pets, and tweeting about The Bachelor franchise.

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