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SAG nominees include 'Gucci,' 'Power of the Dog,' 'Squid Game'
2022-01-12

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Nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced Jan. 12 by actors Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens via Instagram Live, according to an organizational press release.

There were few LGBTQ+ nominees regarding actors or roles. The queer movie Power of the Dog, which has garnered several honors this awards season, received nods for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Benedict Cumberbatch); Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Kodi Smit-McPhee); and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Kirsten Dunst).

On the television side, out actor Murray Bartlett was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for portraying Armond in The White Lotus. Another nominee in the same category is Ewan McGregor, who was nominated for playing the out gay title figure in Halston. And Reese Witherspoon was nominated for playing a bisexual journalist on The Morning Show (dating Julianna Margulies' character).

Cumberbatch is up against Javier Barden (Being the Ricardos), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick…Boom!), Will Smith (King Richard) and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth). Smit-McPhee is pitted against Ben Affleck (The Tender Bar), Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza), Troy Kotsur (Coda) and Jared Leto (House of Gucci).

Speaking of House of Gucci, it received multiple nods, including one for Lady Gaga for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Gaga is up against Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Jennifer Hudson (Respect) and Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos).

According to Deadline, Meryl Streep continues to be the most nominated feature performer at the SAG Awards, with a current total running count of 17 after her ensemble recognition in nominations for Adam McKay's Netflix comedy Don't Look Up.

Regarding television honors, Bartlett and McGregor are vying for the award against Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage), Michael Keaton (Dopesick) and Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown). In the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series category, Mare of Easttown's Kate Winslet and Jean Smart are up against Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha) and Margaret Qualley (Maid).

Squid Game, The Morning Show and Succession dominate the acting nods regarding drama series; Ted Lasso, Hacks, The Great and Only Murders in the Building are among the comedy shows receiving individual and cast nods.

The 28th SAG Awards® will be nationally simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.


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