Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck have received individual nominations for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, while belfast and CODA artists were nominated for the Guild's top award, the best cast. The nominations were announced by actors Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson on Instagram Live on Wednesday. While the nominations were held due to a surge in corona virus cases, the streamed announcement still represents one of the most meaningful mornings in an award season that is snaffed by a massive epidemic.
The best performers included artists from The House of Gucci, Don't Look Up and King Richard to join Belfast and CODA. According to Meda reports, the cast of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (which gave an assistant approval for Ariana DeBos) and Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog' have been specially dropped. Campian's movie, though, landed on three individual SAG noms: Benedict Cambbach, Kirsten Dust and Kodi Schmidt-McPhee.
The Oscar Award Ceremony is scheduled for March 27: The Actor's Guild presented through SAG-AFTRA is said to be one of the SAG Awards, one of the most trusted Oscar beelveders. There is rarely a movie or performance that is not nominated through screen actors and has finally won an Academy Award. Actors make the biggest percentage of movie academy, so the biggest impact of their choice is also being reported.
But last year, SAG and the academy have become more different than usual. Only one of its acting winners - Daniel Kaluya (Judah and the Black Messiah) - has been repeated at the Oscars. (The second SAG winner was Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis in Ma Rani's Black Bottom, And Yuh-Jung Yun in Minari) Aaron Sourkin courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 won the Best Acting Award at the Virtual SAG Awards, while Chloe Zhao's Nomadland - which also includes the names of several non-professional actors and did not have nominations for the cast - won the Oscars. The 28th Annual SAG Award It is scheduled to be held on February 27 and broadcast on TNT and TBS. The Oscars are scheduled for March 27.