Lights, Camera, Nominees! The 2024 SAG Awards Nominations Announced

The excitement is building as the nominations for the highly-anticipated SAG Awards 2024 have just been announced! It's time to celebrate the incredible performances in film and television that have captivated audiences worldwide.

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, recognizing outstanding performances in film and television. The 2024 SAG Awards nominations have just been announced, and the competition is fierce.

The 2024 SAG Awards nominations have been announced, highlighting outstanding performances in both film and television. Notable mentions include “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” leading the film category with four nominations each. In the television sector, “Succession” emerged as a frontrunner with five nominations.

Key nominations in the film category include Bradley Cooper for “Maestro” and Margot Robbie for “Barbie” in the leading roles. In supporting roles, notable nominees are Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer” and Emily Blunt, also for “Oppenheimer”.

The television category features a diverse range of shows with nominations for “The Crown”, “The Gilded Age”, “The Last of Us”, “The Morning Show”, and “Succession” in the drama series. In comedy series, “Abbott Elementary“, “Barry”, “The Bear”, “Only Murders in the Building”, and “Ted Lasso” received nominations.

The 30th Annual SAG Awards are scheduled to stream live from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles on February 24th on Netflix. Additionally, Barbra Streisand will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award for her career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments.

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What Are the SAG Awards?

The SAG Awards were first established in 1995 and are presented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The awards are given to actors, stunt performers, and ensembles in both film and television.

The SAG Awards are unique in that they are the only awards show where actors are recognized by their peers, making them highly coveted in the industry. The winners are chosen by members of SAG-AFTRA, which includes over 160,000 actors, stunt performers, and other industry professionals.

The Importance of SAG Awards Nominations

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Being nominated for a SAG Award is a huge honor for any actor. It not only recognizes their talent and hard work but also brings attention to their performances and can lead to more opportunities in the future.

For films, a SAG Award nomination is often seen as a precursor to an Academy Award nomination, making it a crucial step in the awards season. In television, a SAG Award nomination can bring attention to a show and help boost its viewership and success.

The 2024 SAG Awards Nominations

The 2024 SAG Awards nominations were announced on December 11, 2023, and the competition is fierce. Here are some of the top nominees in each category.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Last Voyage”
  • Denzel Washington – “The King of Harlem”
  • Michael B. Jordan – “A Soldier’s Heart”
  • Joaquin Phoenix – “The Joker”
  • Tom Hanks – “The Last Voyage”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Scarlett Johansson – “Marriage Story”
  • Saoirse Ronan – “Little Women”
  • Lupita Nyong’o – “Us”
  • Charlize Theron – “Bombshell”
  • RenĂ©e Zellweger – “Judy”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Brad Pitt – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Al Pacino – “The Irishman”
  • Joe Pesci – “The Irishman”
  • Tom Hanks – “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Anthony Hopkins – “The Two Popes”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Laura Dern – “Marriage Story”
  • Margot Robbie – “Bombshell”
  • Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers”
  • Florence Pugh – “Little Women”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Bombshell”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • “The Crown”
  • “Succession”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Big Little Lies”
  • “Stranger Things”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “Fleabag”
  • “Barry”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • “Avengers: Endgame”
  • “Ford v Ferrari”
  • “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”
  • “Joker”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “Westworld”
  • “The Mandalorian”

Snubs and Surprises

As with any awards show, there are always snubs and surprises when it comes to the nominations. Some notable snubs for the 2024 SAG Awards include:

  • Adam Driver for “Marriage Story”
  • Robert De Niro for “The Irishman”
  • Awkwafina for “The Farewell”
  • Christian Bale for “Ford v Ferrari”

On the other hand, some surprises in the nominations include:

  • Lupita Nyong’o for “Us”
  • Jennifer Lopez for “Hustlers”
  • Florence Pugh for “Little Women”
  • “The Mandalorian” for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

How to Watch the SAG Awards

The 2024 SAG Awards will take place on January 21, 2024, and will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The show will also be available to stream on the TNT and TBS websites with a cable login.

Who Will Win?

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It’s impossible to predict who will take home the SAG Awards in 2024, but with such strong competition, it’s sure to be an exciting night. Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his first SAG Award? Will “The Crown” continue its winning streak? Only time will tell.

The Future of the SAG Awards

The SAG Awards have faced some challenges in recent years, including a decline in viewership and controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in its nominations. However, the SAG Awards have taken steps to address these issues, including adding a category for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble and increasing diversity in its nominating committees.

The 2024 SAG Awards will be a crucial moment for the future of the show, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves in the coming years.

Conclusion

The 2024 SAG Awards nominations have been announced, and the competition is fierce. With such strong performances in film and television, it’s sure to be an exciting night. Make sure to tune in on January 21, 2024, to see who takes home the coveted SAG Awards.