SAG Awards: 'Three Billboards' leads film field with four nominations

Lawrence Kim
December 17, 2017

The Kumail Nanjiani-starring Sundance breakout was ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday, but the Screen Actors Guild put the film firmly in the race Wednesday with not just a supporting actress nomination for costar Holly Hunter but one for best ensemble as well.

Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age story "Lady Bird" followed with three.

In the television categories, HBO's California murder mystery Big Little Lies (directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée) dominated as expected with five nominations, including best ensemble.

In past years, late-screening films such as Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" survived SAG snubs for Oscar inclusion.

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ABC's Black-ish and Orange Is The New Black will face off for a win in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category with each show getting a spotlight nomination for Anthony Anderson and Uzo Aduba for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively. "And this night will celebrate women more than any other SAG Awards has and possibly more than any other show has". Well, here's hoping the Screen Actors Guild Awards are here to right some of their wrongs. Notably passed over was Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer.

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. Kristen Bell will be its first-ever host.

Kristen Bell, who appears in the Bad Moms films and TV's The Good Place, will host the SAG Awards on January 21. They will compete with James Franco for comedy "The Disaster Artist", Gary Oldman for his role as British wartime leader Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour", and Denzel Washington for "Roman J. Israel, Esq".

The lead actress nominees are Frances McDormand ("Three Billboards"), Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird"), Judi Dench ("Victoria & Abdul"), Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water") and Margot Robbie ("I, Tonya").

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