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SAG Awards 2021 Nominations: The Complete List

A day after the Golden Globes chose chaos, the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are here.

A day after the Golden Globes woke up and chose chaos with their nominations (we don’t want to live in a world where “Emily in Paris” is deemed more awards-worthy than “I May Destroy You,” OK?), it’s now the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ turn. 

Nominations for the 27th annual ceremony honoring the best performances in film and TV were unveiled Thursday morning by actors Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs via a virtual livestream on the SAG Awards’ official Instagram account.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards often serve as a corrective to the many Globes snubs, and this year was no different. Aside from Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” an entirely new slate of films, including “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Minari” and “One Night in Miami,” received top honors in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble category. And, thankfully, the awards show doesn’t silo non-English-language movies, paving the way for “Minari” (starring Steven Yeun) to emerge as a major challenger this awards season. 

The SAG Awards are perhaps the most accurate portent for the ceremonies still to come, as a significant portion of SAG-AFTRA’s membership overlaps with the Academy Awards voting body. As history has shown us, the SAG Awards can either make or break Oscar dreams, with last year’s ceremony cementing Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” as a serious Best Picture season contender after the film picked up the top prize. 

As for television, Michaela Coel received a Best Actress in a Television Movie or Limited Series nod after her egregious Globes snub, but she’ll face tough competition from Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Kerry Washington. Newcomers such as “The Flight Attendant,” “The Great,” “Ted Lasso” and “Bridgerton,” which the Globes completely overlooked, also broke through. But stalwarts like Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek,” poised to take another victory lap after its Emmys sweep, dominated the drama and comedy acting categories, respectively.

In the ever-changing COVID-era awards show scramble, the SAG Awards were perhaps dealt the toughest hand. The ceremony was originally set to air Jan. 24 but got pushed back to March 14 due to pandemic-related setbacks. But after the Grammys telecast was rescheduled to the same date, the SAGs were left with the only option of delaying the ceremony until the spring to avoid conflicting with any other major awards show.

The 27th annual SAG Awards will now air on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, at 9 p.m. EST.

Check out the full list of nominees below. 

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Da 5 Bloods”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

“Minari”

“One Night in Miami”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, “Hillbilly Elegy”

Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”

Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture 

Riz Ahmed, “The Sounds of Metal”

Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” 

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

Gary Oldman, “Mank”

Steven Yeun, “Minari” 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”

Olivia Colman, “The Father”

Youn Yuh-Jung, “Minari”

Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman, “Da 5 Bloods”

Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Jared Leto, “The Little Things”

Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“Bridgerton”

“Lovecraft Country”

“Ozark”

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“Dead To Me”

“The Flight Attendant”

“The Great”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“Ted Lasso”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series 

Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Emma Corrin, “The Crown”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown” 

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Regé-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, “Dead To Me”

Linda Cardellini, “Dead To Me”

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”

Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America” 

Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”

Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Bill Camp, “The Queen’s Gambit”

Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”

Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”

Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“News of the World”

“Wonder Woman 1984”

“Mulan” 

“Da 5 Bloods”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

  

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

“The Boys” 

“Cobra Kai”

“Lovecraft Country”

“The Mandalorian”

“Westworld”