Screen Actors Guild Awards Tonight - More Diverse Than 2016 Academy Award Nominees

Screen Actors Guild Awards Tonight — More Diverse Than 2016 Academy Award Nominees

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be airing tonight at 8 p.m. EST on TBS and TNT. However, unlike the Academy Award nominations, which did not recognize any actors or actresses of color, the nominees for this year’s SAG Awards appear to be more diverse. Beasts of No Nation, the Netflix film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba and Abraham Attah, has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, along with Straight Outta Compton. Elba has been nominated for his performance in the film as well. Trumbo, the Dalton Trumbo biopic starring Bryan Cranston as the title character, has earned the most SAG nominations this year.

Viola Davis, star of How To Get Away With Murder and David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad, is nominated for her performance in the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama. Rami Malek, an Egyptian actor, is nominated for an SAG Award for his performance on Mr. Robot.

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture could be a competition between Spotlight and The Big Short, according to GMA News Online, while E! Online reports that Christian Bale’s birthday is also today. So if the cast for The Big Short were to win, this would be a pretty great birthday present for the British actor formerly known as Batman, who turns 42 years old today.

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominees are listed below.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theroy
Key & Peel
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Transparent
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robert
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parson, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kinglsey, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristin Wiig, The Spoilers Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Everest
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max Fury Road
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

Lifetime Achievement Award
Carol Burnett

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