The Screen Actors Guild Awards voters showered A Star Is Born with affection Wednesday morning, as the breakout hit musical drama led the field on the film side with four nominations.
The film picked up nominations in four of the five film categories including Bradley Cooper for lead actor, Lady Gaga for lead actress, Sam Elliott for supporting actor and for ensemble cast.
Cooper was nominated along with Christian Bale (Vice), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman).
Nominated with Gaga were Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).
Blunt also scored a surprise supporting actress nomination for A Quiet Place, the horror hit was directed by her husband John Krasinski, who landed a surprise nomination himself for his work on Amazon’s drama series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
The other supporting actress nominees are Amy Adams (Vice), Margot Robbie (Mary Queen Of Scots), Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite).
In supporting actor, Elliott was joined by Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) and Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).
Ensemble cast nominations went to A Star Is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians.
Historically, the SAG nominees in film align quite closely with the subsequent Oscar nominees, but it’s rarely a perfect match. Last year, only five performances were nominated by the motion picture academy after missing out with SAG: Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread, Meryl Streep in The Post, Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World and Octavia Spencer in The Shape Of Water.
On the TV side, ensemble recognition in the comedy category went to FX’s Atlanta, HBO’s Barry, Netflix’s Glow and The Kominsky Method and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Drama series ensemble nominations went to FX’s The Americans (its first, for its final season), AMC’s Better Call Saul, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Ozark and NBC’s This Is Us. – Tribune News Service