The SAG Awards Nominations for film and television were announced this morning, with awards frontrunners “Birdman” and “Boyhood” leading the proverbial cinematic pack and “House of Cards” taking the lead on TV. But while the major cleanups were largely anticipated, there were some quirky surprises (Naomi Watts for “St. Vincent”) and egregious snubs (absence of nominations for “Selma”). The entertainment community took to Twitter to express emotions that ranged from chagrin to appreciation.
Did ‘Selma’ get snubbed?
I try hard to ignore awards, but no SAG cast nod for SELMA, the strongest US ensemble I saw this year, is a whole freight train of WTF.
— Farran Nehme (@selfstyledsiren) December 10, 2014
Here’s a list of all the African-Americans among the 61 actors nominated for SAG Movie Awards:
Oscar voters: Go see Selma.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) December 10, 2014
The #sagawards snubbing of “Selma” wouldn’t look so bad if the 20 individual nominated actors weren’t CRAZY white.
— Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) December 10, 2014
… and Ava DuVernay to the rescue:
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) December 10, 2014
no tilda swinton, channing tatum, scarlett johansson… no dice. #SAGawards
— josh lewis (@thejoshl) December 10, 2014
No SAG nomination for Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get On Up. Huge oversight on their part.
— Matt Atchity (@Matchity) December 10, 2014
I love Naomi Watts more than life itself, but nominating her for ST. VINCENT is some epic level trolling from SAG.
— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) December 10, 2014
Happiest surprise of the #SAGawards nominations: Naomi Watts for St Vincent. So great to see real comedy in there.
— Dave Karger (@davekarger) December 10, 2014
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 10, 2014
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 10, 2014
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 10, 2014
— Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) December 11, 2014
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) December 10, 2014
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 10, 2014
— Joshua Kail (@Jkail1) December 10, 2014
Cheers to twice-nominated Adrien Brody! #SAGAwards
— Christopher Rosen (@chrisjrosen) December 10, 2014
I know everybody’s hung up on Watts, but isn’t the major takeaway from SAG that Wes Anderson might actually get a Best Picture nomination?
— Joe Reid (@joereid) December 10, 2014
I can find a lot in the #SAGAwards nominations to complain about, but Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER getting a nod isn’t one of them.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) December 10, 2014
— Showtime (@SHO_Network) December 10, 2014