The SAG Award nominations are out, with the winners set to be announced on Apr. 4, 2021, in a pre-recorded, one-hour special airing on TNT and TBS at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. In this video, Variety editors Clayton Davis and Jenelle Riley take a look at the female actors nominated in both the lead and supporting categories this year.
In lead, Viola Davis could land her seventh win for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom;” she is also nominated this year as a member of that film’s ensemble. She’ll face off against four-time SAG winner Frances McDormand in “Nomadland,” 10-time nominee Amy Adams in “Hillbilly Elegy” (who has a SAG Award for her ensemble work in “American Hustle) and previous nominee Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman.” The fifth nominee is Vanessa Kirby for “Pieces of a Woman;” she has been nominated as a member of “The Crown” ensemble but this is her first individual nod.
In the supporting category there are three nominees earning their first SAG Award nominations for their American film debuts: Maria Bakalova in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” Helena Zengel in “News of the World” and Yuh-jung Youn in “Minari.” Youn is also nominated as a member of the “Minari” ensemble. They’ll face off against previous winners Glenn Close for “Hillbilly Elegy,” who has two individual SAG Awards, and Olivia Colman for “The Father,” who received a SAG Award for her work in “The Crown” ensemble last year. Colman is also individually nominated this year for “The Crown,” and as a member of its ensemble.