Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

SAG Awards 2018 nominations

SAG Awards 2018 nominations

Upset about those Golden Globes nominations?

Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age story "Lady Bird" followed with three. The steaming service led all networks with 19 total nominations. The SAG Awards exclusively honor performers in film and television over the past year. The consensus favorite usually wins best picture at the Oscars, owing to the fact that the Academy Awards uses a preferential ballot system, meaning the most-liked film has a better shot at winning than a movie with equally rabid devotees and detractors (something the polarizing Three Billboards might have to contend with).

"We don't want to slight the men who have given great performances this year - knowing our membership, I'm sure our men will embrace the opportunity to honour women'". But it's been 22 years since a film that wasn't at least nominated for best ensemble at the SAG Awards won best picture at the Oscars.

The Screen Actors Guild has read the room, and it has determined that in the wake of 2017's flood of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, 2018 needs to be about amplifying female voices in the industry. Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama The Post was shut out entirely, including its lauded stars, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Along with Stranger Things, the nominees for best ensemble in a drama series were The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale and This Is Us.

SAG rounded out the list with comedy and stunt noms for the ensemble, as well as comedy actress for Brie and comedy actor for Maron.

For the first time ever, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are set to have a host, with Kristen Bell tapped to emcee the ceremony in January.

Perhaps knocking each other out of Supporting Actor contention were "Call Me By Your Name" costars Michael Stuhlbarg and Globes nominee Armie Hammer, neither of whom made the cut, although Actor Timothee Chalamet is in the running against Washington, Kaluuya, Gary Oldman (who earned the sole mention for "Darkest Hour"), and steady-as-he-goes James Franco (A24's "The Disaster Artist").

Supporting actor: 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.

"I'm not the first female host", the actress told the Times.

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