Thursday, December 15, 2016

OSCAR WATCH: SAG Nominations

It's finally happened. The high-flying "La La Land" has been brought down to earth. The SAG nominations were announced yesterday, bringing a shocking ensemble snub for the musical, presumably being replaced for the 5th slot by "Captain Fantastic", which also landed a nod for Viggo Mortensen. The group had other surprises in store too, giving Emily Blunt her first mention of the season, adding further intrigue to the Best Actress race. Will these nominations be repeated at the Oscars? Here is the full list below:

Best Ensemble
Captain Fantastic
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


  1. ...but HAS La La Land REALLY been brought down to earth? It's really just Gosling and Stone, anyone else has at most two minutes of screen time. And two people isn't by any stretch an ensemble. It was never going to be nominated in that category.

    Anyway, I'm happiest for Hugh Grant (despite the category fraud), who gives a great performance of the kind not usually nominated for awards, and Viggo Mortensen, who is just tremendous in Captain Fantastic. That ensemble nom is truly deserved, too.

    1. I understand why it didn't make it but I still think it's a notable snub. SAG hasn't been averse to small ensembles in the past (Key and Peele, Beasts of No Nation).

      La La Land is still out front, but now it won't be a clean sweep.

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