SAG Awards | Barbie and Oppenheimer main finalists

(New York) The Actors and Actresses Guild of America on Wednesday unveiled the list of nominations for its 30e ceremony, celebrating the performers of the films Oppenheimer, barbie And American Fiction – but not Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon by Scorsese.

Just like the Golden Globes, the performers of barbie and D’Oppenheimer are once again top finalists for the SAG Awards. The two films each received four nominations, including best ensemble cast. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are finalists for their performances in barbiewhile Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt received nominations for Oppenheimer.


Cillian Murphy in a scene from Oppenheimer

American Fiction landed three nominations: best ensemble cast, best male actor for Jeffrey Wright and best supporting actor for Sterling K. Brown.

Like these three films, Killers of the Flower Moon by Scorsese and The Color Purple were shortlisted for Best Ensemble Cast, the highest award given by the guild.

Noticeable absence in this list of finalists for best ensemble cast: Poor Things, by Yorgos Lanthimos, which won best comedy/musical film at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The film’s star, Emma Stone, is a finalist for best actress while Willem Dafoe was nominated for best supporting male actor – but not Mark Ruffalo.

These are far from being the only “greatly forgotten” ones. The finalists for the Best Actor award are Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction). But not DiCaprio for his performance in Killers of the Flower Moon. Lily Gladstone is, however, among the finalists for best actress.


Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from Killers of the Flower Moon

May Decemberan “actress film” par excellence, with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, was completely ignored – Charles Melton, a Golden Globe finalist, also failed.

Furthermore, neither Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a fall) nor Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple) did not obtain individual nominations.

In the television categories, the shock trio who practically swept the Golden Globes evening – Succession, The Bear And Beef – was once again among the main finalists at the SAG awards. Ted Lasso And Barry also look good.


The actors of the series Succession at the Golden Globes

Barbra Streisand will receive this year’s “Tribute Award” from the Guild.

This year’s awards follow a grueling 118-day strike by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ guild, which plunged Hollywood into a months-long battle. Remuneration in the era of continuous online broadcasting and artificial intelligence were the main issues in this long conflict.

The SAG Awards are closely watched as “Oscar barometers.” The ceremony will take place on February 24 in Los Angeles and Netflix will broadcast it live for the first time. Last year’s gala was broadcast on Netflix’s YouTube account.

This broadcast will therefore mark one of Netflix’s most notable forays into live programming. The online broadcaster, which has been an awards season force for years, will also be the first to host the Oscars in March.


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