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SAG Award Nominations

The film nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, as announced this morning by the very giddy duo of Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash.

Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

My predictions: 3/5 - Octavia Spencer missed out, which surprises me; so did Julia Roberts, but I knew that was a risky prediction. Four of these ladies also showed up on the Golden Globes' lineup; the real winner, in spirit, is Holly Hunter.

More surprises, after the jump.

Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

My predictions: 4/5 - Told ya about Harrelson! The Carell inclusion is a surprise, particularly since Battle of the Sexes does not appear in any other category - not even Emma Stone doing career-best work!

Female Actor in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

My predictions: 4/5 - Dench over Streep is, I think, an effect of the early deadline SAG gives its nominating committee. Note that every movie nominated was, at the very latest, screened by September.

Male Actor in a Leading Role
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

My predictions: 3/5 - wow, Daniel Kaluuya! Nice!

Cast in a Motion Picture
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

My predictions: 3/5 - Good for The Big Sick! History tells us that the Best Picture Oscar Winner is one of these five. Remember when I said it was between Three Billboards and The Post? Hmm....

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