Oscar Contenders Line Up Early For SAG Awards

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are getting underway and with a host of big names hitting the red carpet. The contenders for the Oscars are weighing up their prospects for the night ahead. Across film and television, the SAG provides the winners a trophy with a naked man holding up a mask of comedy and tragedy. Imagery to convey the two contrasts required for a true actor to master their craft.

Airing on TNT and TBS, the likes of Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington and Ryan Gosling will have to get used to wearing their tuxedos as they front the SAG. But some of the names listed for small screen nominations are well worthy of being in the same VIP room, including the likes of Bryan Cranston, Jane Fonda and Riz Ahmed from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Short List A Whose Who Of Hollywood Elite

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Westworld

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Veep

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:
Game of Thrones
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Walking Dead
Westworld

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:
Hacksaw Ridge
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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