SAG Awards 2017: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Leads With Four Nominations

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Family drama “Manchester by the Sea” led with four film nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” each took three TV nods.

Denzel Washington’s “Fences” and coming of age drama “Moonlight” captured three film nominations each. Half a dozen movies scored two noms each — “Captain Fantastic,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land” and “Lion.”

“Manchester by the Sea” took nominations for ensemble cast, best actor for Casey Affleck, best supporting actress for Michelle Williams and best supporting actor for Lucas Hedges. Affleck plays a janitor who returns to his hometown to deal with the death of his brother.


SAG Award Nominations: Complete List

“Manchester by the Sea” will compete for the cast award with surprise nominee “Captain Fantastic,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” “La La Land” was shut out of the category.

Affleck and Washington will compete for the actor award with Andrew Garfield for “Hacksaw Ridge,” Ryan Gosling for “La La Land” and Viggo Mortensen for “Captain Fantastic.”

Emily Blunt scored a surprise nomination in the actress category for “The Girl on the Train” along with Amy Adams for “Arrival,” Natalie Portman in “Jackie,” Emma Stone in “La La Land” and Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” It was the 17th SAG Awards nomination for Streep, who has won twice for “Doubt” and “Angels in America.”


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Mahershala Ali was the only actor to receive three nominations with a supporting actor nod for “Moonlight” and ensemble cast noms for “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures.”

Ali and Hedges will face Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” Hugh Grant for “Florence Foster Jenkins” and Dev Patel for “Lion.” It was the fifth SAG Awards nomination for Bridges, who won in 2010 for “Crazy Heart.”

Williams will face Viola Davis for “Fences,” Naomie Harris for “Moonlight,” Nicole Kidman for “Lion” and Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures.” Both Davis and Washington won Tonys for their work on Broadway for “Fences.”

Notable exclusions from the film nominations included “20th Century Women,” “Loving,” Martin Scorsese’s yet-to-be-released “Silence” and “Sully.”

The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar best picture winner 11 times in 21 years. “Spotlight” and “Birdman” have won the SAG cast award and the Oscar for Best Picture in the past two years, while “American Hustle” won the SAG cast award in 2014 was shut out at the Oscars.

SAG winners have a strong record as an Oscar predictor in the individual acting categories with about 80% of SAG winners in the individual acting categories going on to win Oscars. The last 12 winners of the SAG best actor award have gone on to win the Oscar, including Leonard DiCaprio for “The Revenant” earlier this year.

Netflix led the way in TV nominations with 17, including three each for “Stranger Things” and “The Crown,” followed by 13 for HBO.

Sterling K. Brown took a pair of TV nominations for the limited series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the NBC drama “This Is Us.” In the drama category, Brown will face John Lithgow of “The Crown,” Rami Malek of “Mr. Robot,” Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” and Kevin Spacey of “House of Cards,” who has won the category for the past two years.

“Downton Abbey,” which has won the best drama ensemble category for the past two four years, received a nomination for its final year along with “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Crown” and HBO’s “Westworld.”

Lily Tomlin, who will honored with the union’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the award ceremonies, scored a nomination for actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” along with series co-star Jane Fonda. They will face Ellie Kemper for “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Uzo Aduba for “Orange Is the New Black” and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss for “Veep.” Aduba won the last two trophies and Louis-Dreyfuss won in 2014.

“Orange Is the New Black” was also nominated in the comedy ensemble category, which is won for the last two years, along with “The Big Bang Theory,” “Black-ish,” “Veep” and “Modern Family,” which won for  four years before “Orange Is the New Black” started its streak.

Notable exclusions in the TV categories included “Atlanta,” “The Good Wife,” “Orphan Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”

The winners of the 23rd SAG Awards will be announced Jan. 29 in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium with live broadcasts on TNT and TBS. Ballots will be sent to 121,546 dues-current SAG-AFTRA members who are eligible to vote.

Sophia Bush and Common made the announcements Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood


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Nominations were selected by a panel of 2,500 randomly selected SAG-AFTRA members for films and another 2,500 members for the TV noms.

The full list of nominees is below:

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 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 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 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 Cast in a Motion Picture

“Captain Fantastic”


“Hidden Figures”

“Manchester by the Sea”


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 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 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 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 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 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”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“The Crown”

“Downton Abbey”

“Game of Thrones”

“Stranger Things”


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”


“Modern Family”

“Orange is the New Black”


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”


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Captain America: Civil War”

“Doctor Strange”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Jason Bourne”

“Nocturnal Animals”

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  1. Juha Tapani says:

    What a joke ! The best performance of 2016 gave Isabelle Huppert and she was not even nominated, most awards are just a joke, luckily there are critics, they usually get it right and please no more Meryl Streep, thank you.

  2. George Strattan (SAG/AFTRA member since 1967) says:

    Hugh Grant is the LEADING ACTOR in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” Simon Helberg (who deserves the award!) is the SUPPORTINE ACTOR in that film. All the laughs in that film came from him, whether he was speaking or silent. His was a highly under-rated performance (a fabulous pianist, too!!) What a talent!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    No Tatiana Maslany??? This woman is constantly overlooked. She’s a phenomenal Actor.

    • Lisa says:

      Agreed. Tatiana has consistently performed well and played multiple characters per season. How she and Evan Rachel Wood can be overlooked shows that the SAGS don’t respect the sci fi genre and overlook great acting in work that attempts to get people to think, not just escape.

    • LARRY Fishyburned says:

      And no Best Actress for LONDON HAS FALLEN’s Angela Bassett, unlike yesterday! What the dickens?

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