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SAG Award Nominations 2021: ‘The Crown’ Dominates TV, ‘Minari’ Scores for Film Alongside ‘Ma Rainey’

The Screen Actors Guild chooses the best film and television performances of 2020.

2021 SAG Award nominees

2021 SAG Award nominees

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association surprised many this week with its nominations for the Golden Globes (“Da 5 Bloods” and “I May Destroy You” being shut out were a shock), and now it’s the Screen Actors Guild’s turn to nominate the best film and television performances of 2020 for the 27th Annual SAG Awards. The overlap between SAG members and the Academy’s acting branch is numerous, which makes the SAG Awards a good bellwether of the Oscar race.

Last year’s film SAG Awards nominations were dominated by the likes of “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” but it was Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” ensemble that took home the top prize for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. The “Parasite” win marked the first time a non-English-language movie was awarded SAG’s biggest prize. “Parasite” went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. All four SAG film acting winners repeated at the Oscars: Renee Zellweger for Best Actress (“Judy”), Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor (“Joker”), and Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress (“Marriage Story”).

SAG TV awards in 2020 went to “The Crown” (Best Cast in a Drama Series) and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Best Cast in a Comedy Series). Given “The Crown” had one of its most prestigious seasons in the fall, the Netflix royal drama series is expected to have another strong showing in 2021. None of the four 2020 SAG TV acting winners are eligible in 2021 (Jennifer Aniston, Peter Dinklage, Tony Shalhoub, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which means the door is wide open for newcomers to emerge.

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET.

Cast in a Motion Picture
“Da 5 Bloods”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“One Night In Miami”
“Trial of the Chicago 7”

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)
Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)
Gary Oldman (“Mank”)
Steven Yeun (“Minari”)

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams (“Hillbilly Elegy”)
Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)
Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”)
Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)
Chadwick Boseman (“Da 5 Bloods”)
Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
Jared Leto (“The Little Things”)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (“One Night in Miami”)

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”)
Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”)
Olivia Colman (“The Father”)
Youn Yuh-Jung (“Minari”)
Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)

Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“Lovecraft Country”

Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Rege-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”

Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Dead to Me”
“The Flight Attendant”
“The Great”
“Schitt’s Creek”
“Ted Lasso”

Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bill Camp, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”
Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“Da 5 Bloods”
“News of the World”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
“Wonder Woman 1987”

Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“The Boys”
“Cobra Kai”
“Lovecraft Country”
“The Mandalorian”

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