Two days after Golden Globe nominations, Wednesday morning’s Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations further narrowed the field of Oscar contenders. The five movie categories and eight TV categories were voted on by the 160,000 members of the SAG-AFTRA guild.
While “Bombshell” led all honorees with four nominations, including best ensemble and acting nods for stars Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, many others were left out.
Here’s who won’t be vying for “The Actor” trophies when the 26th annual SAG Awards air live Jan. 19 (8 p.m. ET/5 PT) on TNT and TBS.
See the full list of nominees:Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019
Murphy returned to moviemaking after a three-year hiatus as proto-rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name.” While Murphy, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, was considered a front-runner for a SAG best actor nomination, he didn’t get the spot.
Robert De Niro
While co-stars Joe Pesci and Al Pacino were nominated for their respective roles in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” De Niro, who played the title character, did not receive a best actor nomination. “Irishman” is up for best ensemble and De Niro will be honored at the SAG Awards with a Life Achievement Award.
Director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” did not earn any acting nominations for its much-praised cast, including lead actress Saoirse Ronan.
Director James Mangold’s depiction of the Le Mans endurance race car in “Ford v Ferrari” brought a nomination for Christian Bale. But Damon (along with co-star Tracy Letts) did not make the cut.
The comic actress showed impressive range in Lulu Wang’s drama “The Farewell,” earning a best actress Golden Globe nomination (where the movie also received a best foreign film nod). But she was overlooked by SAG, as was “The Farewell.”
Talk about instant momentum. Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” wowed critics and moviegoers alike at the box office, with an $126 million opening weekend worldwide and three Golden Globe nominations. But the all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plummer couldn’t snag an ensemble nomination.
Paul Walter Hauser’s transformation into the wrongly accused title character in Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” was passed over by SAG voters, who did not give Hauser, or castmates Kathy Bates and Sam Rockwell, a nomination.
Woodard’s dramatic role as a prison warden on death row in “Clemency” received neither Golden Globe nor SAG Award nominations.
‘The Two Popes’
Both heads of the Catholic Church were denied awards for “The Two Popes.” Jonathan Pryce, as the liberal pope Francis, missed out on a best actor nomination, and Anthony Hopkins, as the conservative Pope Benedict, came up short in best supporting actor, though both were nominated for Golden Globes.
The actor won’t be represented at the SAG Awards for his critically praised performance in “Pain and Glory,” his eighth film with director Pedro Almodóvar.
LaBeouf wrote “Honey Boy” about his own turbulent childhood, playing his father onscreen alongside Lucas Hedges (as a younger LaBeouf). Neither actor earned a SAG nomination.
HBO’s addictive media-titan drama had a breakthrough second season this summer that both Emmy and Golden Globe voters paid attention to. But the strong cast, and standouts Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin, were left out of the TV drama categories. SAG voters went with far more boring choices, like the ho-hum second season of “Big Little Lies.”
The “Killing Eve” star is having a harder time making an impact this awards season, first losing the Emmy to co-star Jodie Comer in September and now losing out on both Golden Globes and SAG nominations. Oh won this award for the first season of “Eve.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, cast of ‘Veep’
HBO’s political comedy has been a perennial SAG favorite, but neither lead actress Louis-Dreyfus nor the ensemble cast (who both took home SAGs in 2018) were able to squeeze into the packed TV comedy categories.
The “Pose” actor made history at this year’s Emmy awards with his best drama actor win for FX’s LGBTQ-focused series “Pose,” but SAG voters weren’t nearly as in “Vogue” as the Television Academy. Porter’s outstanding performance was overlooked.
Contributing: Kelly Lawler