2022 SAG Awards Nominations: The Full List, Snubs and Surprises
Will Smith, “King Richard”
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Cumberbatch, Garfield, Smith and Washington are all set to repeat at the Oscars, setting up a true clash of the titans for the win. But it’s a big shock to see Javier Bardem here for his feisty performance as Desi Arnaz in ‘Being the Ricardos’: SAG voters clearly responded to this behind-the-scenes story of TV actors working on an iconic show .
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In the Netflix apocalyptic film, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are two astronomers who discover a comet heading straight for Earth.
Bardem beat some pretty strong contenders in this category, including Peter Dinklage for “Cyrano” and Leonardo DiCaprio for “Don’t Look Up.” Given that DiCaprio’s film continues to gain momentum – Netflix says it’s the second most-watched film ever on the streamer – fifth place in this Oscar race remains up for grabs.
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”
Lady Gaga, “House of Gucci”
Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”
Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”
Award voters are sucked in by a compelling transformation into a real person, and this category delivers it in spades: Chastain, Gaga, Hudson, and Kidman have all played real-life characters, and the work they put into those roles is obvious. You’d have thought then that Kristen Stewart’s acclaimed turn as Princess Diana in “Spencer” would be right up SAG’s aisle, but voters have been surprisingly reluctant to crown her.
If Stewart couldn’t even be nominated by SAG, her chances at the Oscars seem very fragile. I wonder then if an Oscar battle is brewing between two women in search of their second Oscar: Kidman, who transforms into Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos”, and Colman, both prickly and likeable as troubled mother in “The Lost Daughter.”
“Don’t look up”
While this is considered SAG’s top category, there’s less of a correlation to the Best Picture race: Last year’s Oscar winner “Nomadland” wasn’t even nominated for the Best Picture. outstanding SAG award, as the guild prefers to honor a large ensemble instead of a film dominated by just one or two performances.