SAG nominations show the power of House of Gucci, The Power of the Dog

BAFTA’s longstanding lists also dropped today, with support for “Belfast”, “West Side Story” – and again, “House of Gucci”.

Being the “Spencer” star Kristen Stewart Still an Oscar nominee without a SAG nomination? It’s still possible – she’s running for a BAFTA nomination and their long list was announced today as well – but the Screen Actors Guild Awards are more of a reflection of where the actors are. of the Academy is aiming.

That said: SAG and Oscar not always in line. It’s often a question of timing: some of the late breakers (like MGM/UA’s “Cyrano,” star Peter Dinklage was omitted by SAG but not BAFTA) were not seen by enough of the nomination committee. SAG. SAG voters are all more mainstream and younger than the Academy’s dominant cast of actors. And so much more: each year, the SAG selects a new nomination committee of 2,500 members, twice the number of Academy voters.

Last year, Netflix“Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” landed in SAG Ensemble without advancing in the Best Picture Oscar race, along with “One Night in Miami.” Only Netflix’s ultimate SAG winners “Trial of the Chicago 7” and A24’s “Minari” have landed. SAG revealed how popular “Minari” is, and while SAG’s nominated Steven Yeun didn’t receive an Oscar, his co-star Youn Yuh-Jung took home a golden statuette. But assuming Stewart wins an Oscar, she’s unlikely to win. In the history of SAG . Award, no one has won the Academy Award for Best Actress without SAG’s previous nominations.

As the Academy has diversified and become more international, its tastes often differ from those of SAG voters. Three of the four most recent Best Picture Oscar winners (“Nomadland,” “The Shape of Water” and “Green Book”) did not receive Ensemble nominations.

"The power of the dog" Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Benedict Cumberbatch costumes

Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog”


That’s why Netflix doesn’t insist that critics’ favorite Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” isn’t in the Ensemble genre. It remains the leader in the field, along with “Gucci house(Also received three nominations), for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee. All are considered locks to the BAFTA and Oscar nominations. With seven mentions, Netflix outperforms any other movie distributor.

SAG showed widespread support by actors to community followers such as Kenneth Branagh’s 1969 memoir “Belfast,” which scored only one acting nomination (Supporting Actress and Caitriona Balfe were BAFTAs). mention); BAFTA nominees Jamie Dornan and Ciaran Hinds are likely to knock each other out.

The tennis biopic “King Richard” sees SAG nod to Lead Actor Will Smith, but without Aunjanue Ellis (both included in BAFTA); Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” scored the much-anticipated spot for both Lady Gaga and the larger-than-life Jared Leto (along with BAFTA); Sian Heder’s “CODA” (AppleTV+) landed Supporting Actor Troy Kotsur but without Emilia Jones (both mentioned by BAFTA) or Marlee Matlin.

Adam McKay’s apocalyptic satire “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) landed Ensemble but without Leonardo DiCaprio (both included in BAFTA). So far he has not campaigned for a Best Actor position. SAG also omitted Jennifer Lawrence, who has long been shortlisted by BAFTA, along with Oscar winner Meryl Streep.


Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in “Being the Ricardos.”

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The long list of British Academy Awards to be shortlisted for actual nominations will be announced on 3 February, with the BAFTA Awards ceremony being held on 13 March. Like last year Last year, committees added diversity to many long lists. Of the BAFTA’s 15 Best Films, only “Dune”, “No Time to Die” and “The French Dispatch” received no SAG nominations.

With 10 Best Picture nominees guaranteed this year, we can expect all five of SAG Ensemble’s nominations to make it to the Oscars, along with “The Power of the Dog.” All were on BAFTA’s 15-man shortlist, along with Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon), which didn’t appear in Ensemble but scored not only the Lead Actress slot for Nicole Kidman, but also the lead role. for Javier Bardem (his wife Penelope Cruz has discontinued both SAG and BAFTA for Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers”).

“Tick, Tick, Boom” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Netflix) scored an Actor Award for Andrew Garfield mentioned by the BAFTA and possibly shortlisted for Best Picture, and the Shakespeare TV series shortlisted BAFTA’s late “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (AppleTV+) just landed an Actor spot for star Denzel Washington. His non-campaign host, three-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, didn’t win a Lead Actress award at SAG but won a BAFTA.

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker, 2021. © Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Tammy Faye’s Eyes”

Everett Collection

Still as steady is likely to be BAFTA and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (whose performance has evolved in Searchlight’s “Eyes of Tammy Faye” versus SAG and Oscar nominee Charlize Theron in “Bombshell”) and Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter” by Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix). Two actresses who landed need a boost from BAFTA and SAG to win their Oscars: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in MGM/UA’s August release “Respect” and as Support, Ruth Negga for the film “Passing” by Rebecca Hall (Netflix).

Also adding cred to his Oscar campaign for the hit drama “The Tender Bar” is Ben Affleck, whose push for a public comeback, including a cover interview EW is upfront with his father Matt Damon, the writer and lead actor of his “Last Duel.” However, with a score of 53 Metascore, “The Tender Bar” did not win against BAFTA and may not win against the Academy.

Only SAG and BAFTA support manager Cate Blanchett mentioned for Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” (Lights), while star Bradley Cooper joined Support in both BAFTA and SAG for colorful turns, respectively. his performance as producer Jon Peters in “Licorice Pizza,” by Paul Thomas Anderson, “Oscar-nominated morning repeatable. The famous acting discovery Alana Haim was overlooked by SAG, but has long been listed by BAFTA.

West story

“Western Tales”

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For Steven Spielberg’s well-reviewed musical remake of “West Side Story” (Disney), Broadway imported Ariana DeBose’s standout performance as Anita won Supporting Actress at BAFTA and SAG, but no Ensemble. Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for Anita in 1962, Mike Faist and David Alvarez only mentioned BAFTA Support. In a year of competition with a strong cast, “Western Story” will easily enter many categories on the morning of Oscar nominations. But the film faltered at the box office, and should have used more SAG support.

Those who fancied a foreign-language film following Bong Joon-Ho’s surprise SAG contender “Parasite,” who won the overall award and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar, were disappointed. . SAG did not recognize the Japanese Oscar entry “Drive My Car” (Janus), which swept away film critics groups in New York, Los Angeles and the Country. The shortlisted Oscar nominee is a strong contender for Non-English Language Film at the BAFTAs as well as the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, and could also receive Oscar nominations from the Director’s branches. and Writer.

When “Parasite” made it to Ensemble, it gave Neon the confidence to join them all in an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It’s a sign that the movie is mainstream enough to go all the way. Whatever you think of “Driving my car,” it’s not mainstream.

On BAFTA’s list of 15 documentaries, only “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”, “Flee” (also has a non-English slot), “The Rescue”, “Summer of Soul” and ” The Velvet Underground” also made the Oscar shortlist.

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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