Rounding Up Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Nominations

By: Stephen Hladik

This week, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations for the best in film and television this past year. The Golden Globes announced their nominations Monday, while the SAG’s announced their’s this morning, and these two major precursors to the Oscar nominations have begun to show us how the rest of award season will shape out.

"Get Out" raked up nominations

"Get Out" raked up nominations

Speaking of “shape”, The Shape of Water scored big on Monday with the Globes, receiving the most of any film with 7 nominations, including Motion Picture Drama, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro) Best Actress Drama (Sally Hawkins) Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins) Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) with Hawkins and Jenkins repeating their nominations at the SAG’s.


"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", the dark comedy from writer-director Martin McDonagh received six Globe nominations (Picture Drama, Director, Best Actress Drama for Frances McDormand, Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, Best Screenplay, Best Score) and led the nominations at the SAG’s, reaping nominations for McDormand, Rockwell, Woody Harrellson also in Supporting Actor, and the biggest award of the night, Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture. Other Best Ensemble nominations included "The Big Sick" (which rebounded nicely with this nomination and a supporting actress nod for Holly Hunter after it was shut out at the Globes), "Get Out", "Mudbound", and "Lady Bird". "Lady Bird" continues to perform extremely well this season, getting Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actress Comedy for Saoirse Ronan, Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf, and Best Screenplay for Greta Gerwig, with Ronan and Metcalf repeating at the SAG’s. "Get Out" received SAG nominations for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya and Best Ensemble and Best Picture Comedy or Musical and Best Actor Comedy at the Globes, which brings us to…

The Golden Globes completely shut out any type of diversity in it’s Best Director category. Greta Gerwig, who directed the highest rated movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes with Lady Bird, as well as Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) and Dee Rees (Mudbound) all were snubbed while their movies continue to recieve nominations in other categories. Jordan Peele did not recieve a nomination for writing or directing Get Out, and Luca Guadagnino, the openly gay director of Call Me By Your Name, was also left out. Instead the nominations went too del Toro, McDonagh, Steven Spielberg (The Post), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), and Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World.) Tiffany Haddish and "Girl's Trip" were also completely snubbed.

All of this leaving this coming awards season in a peculiar place. Only a few weeks ago did it seem likely for another #OscarsSoWhite as no nominees of color seemed certain to receive any nominations this year. After the Globes and SAG’s were announced, we are starting to see how it may not be likely, but we shouldn’t celebrate just yet. The good news is that Supporting Actress nominations for both award bodies were given to Spencer at the Globes, Mary J. Blige for "Mudbound", and Hong Chau for "Downsizing at both". Denzel Washington and Daniel Kaluuya showed up in both acting categories, and "Get Out" and "Mudbound" continue to make strong showings. But none of this nominations are pretty much guaranteed on Oscar nomination morning. Voters could easily swap out Kaluuya and Washington for the likes of Daniel Day Lewis for Phantom Thread or Tom Hanks for The Post, Peele could easily walk away empty handed on Oscar night.The acting categories are starting to reveal themselves, and  most likely, all the acting winners will be white, which is why we need to continue to push for diverse nominations and wins in as many categories as possible.

SAG nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothée 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."

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • "The Big Sick"
  • "Get Out"
  • "Lady Bird"
  • "Mudbound"
  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • "Call Me by Your Name"
  • "Dunkirk"
  • "The Post"
  • "The Shape of Water"
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • "The Disaster Artist"
  • "Get Out"
  • "The Greatest Showman"
  • "I, Tonya"
  • "Lady Bird"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Jessica Chastain, "Molly’s Game"
  • Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"
  • Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • Meryl Streep, "The Post"
  • Michelle Williams, "All the Money in the World"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Judi Dench, "Victoria and Abdul"
  • Helen Mirren, "Leisure Seeker"
  • Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"
  • Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"
  • Emma Stone, "Battle of the Sexes"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"
  • Tom Hanks, "The Post"
  • Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, "Esquire"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"
  • Armie Hammer, "Call Me by Your Name"
  • Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"
  • Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"
  • Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"
  • Hong Chau, "Downsizing"
  • Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"
  • Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"
  • Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"

Best Director, Motion Picture

  • Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
  • Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards"
  • Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
  • Ridley Scott, "All the Money in the World"
  • Steven Spielberg, "The Post"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes"
  • Ansel Elgort, "Baby Driver"
  • James Franco, "The Disaster Artist"
  • Hugh Jackman, "Greatest Showman"
  • Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

  • Home, "Ferdinand"
  • Mighty River, "Mudbound"
  • Remember Me, "Coco"
  • The Star, "The Star"
  • This is Me, "The Greatest Showman"

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Lady Bird"
  • "The Post"
  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • Molly’s Game

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Phantom Thread"
  • "The Post"
  • "Dunkirk"

Best Motion Picture, Animated

  • "The Boss Baby"
  • "The Breadwinner"
  • "Coco"
  • "Ferdinand"
  • "Loving Vincent"

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

  • "A Fantastic Woman"
  • "First They Killed My Father"
  • "In the Fade"
  • "Loveless"
  • "The Square"


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