Succession, The Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso and House of Gucci were at the fore with the announcement of this year’s Screen Actors Guild nominations.
The awards, voted on by guild members, honor both film and television and are often seen as an indicator of who will win the Oscars.
Jane Campion’s acclaimed Netflix drama The Power of the Dog garnered three nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch as lead actor and Kirsten Dunst and Kodi-Smit McPhee in supporting roles.
Cumberbatch, whose role as a rancher in the closet has earned him the best reviews of his career, will face Will Smith for King Richard, Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth, Andrew Garfield for Tick, Tick … Boom! and Javier Bardem for Ser los Ricardos.
For the lead actress, Lady Gaga’s performance in the fact-based drama House of Gucci pits Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter, Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, Jennifer Hudson in Respect, and Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Spencer’s Kristen Stewart, who many expected to be a major player, was a notable omission.
Dunst’s embattled mother sits alongside Cate Blanchett’s Nightmare Alley femme fatale, Ruth Negga in Passing, Ariana DeBose in West Side Story and Catriona Balfe in Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical Belfast.
In the supporting actor category, Smit-McPhee is challenged by Bradley Cooper in Licorice Pizza, Ben Affleck in The Tender Bar, Troy Kotsur in Coda and Jared Leto’s divisive performance in House of Gucci.
Ridley Scott’s drama about the murder of a Gucci family member was also nominated for best cast alongside the casts of King Richard, Coda, Don’t Look Up and Belfast.
On the television side, the third season of the HBO drama Succession garnered nominations for Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Sarah Snook for Best Actress, and the cast as a whole for Best. dramatic set. .
The ensemble category also features casts from The Handmaid’s Tale, Yellowstone, The Morning Show, and Squid Game, making history as the first foreign language television nominee.
The actor in a drama series category also includes Billy Crudup from The Morning Show and Lee Jung-jae from Squid Game, while the actress category also includes Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston from The Morning Show, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale and Jung Ho-yeon from Squid Game.
The comedy nominees were led by Ted Lasso, who received nominations for Brett Goldstein and Jason Sudeikis as an actor and Juno Temple and Hannah Waddington as an actress. Apple’s hit show was also nominated for best comedy ensemble alongside freshman shows Hacks and Only Murders in the Building, The Great, and The Kominsky Method.
Jean Smart was nominated for best actress in a comedy for her role in Hacks, facing Elle Fanning in The Great, Sandra Oh in The Chair and the aforementioned nominees of Ted Lasso. Smart was also nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series for Mare of Easttown, where she will be challenged by her co-star Kate Winslet, Jennifer Coolidge from The White Lotus, Margaret Qualley from Maid and Cynthia Erivo for Genius: Aretha.
Goldstein and Sudeikis take on Steve Martin and Martin Short for Only Murders in the Building and Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method. Best Actor in a Limited Series category includes Ewan McGregor for Halston, Oscar Isaac for Scenes from a Marriage, Evan Peters for Mare of Easttown and Murray Bartlett for The White Lotus.
The nominations come after last weekend’s Golden Globes, in which Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield and Rachel Zegler won as lead actor. This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism