SAG Awards: 'Bombshell,' 'Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Stars Top Nominees

7:12 AM 12/11/2019

by Piya Sinha-Roy, Hilary Lewis, and Annie Howard

'Parasite' became only the second foreign-language film to earn a best cast SAG Awards nomination.

It's been 21 years since a foreign-language film first landed a best cast nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Wednesday, the cast of Parasite became the second to land a coveted spot for the top prize.

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, an eerie tale of a family steeped in poverty who hustle their way into working for a wealthy household, was nominated for the SAG Awards' best ensemble alongside Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese's mob saga The Irishman, Jay Roach's Fox News drama Bombshell and Taika Waititi's anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit. Parasite is the only independent contender in a year stacked with studio offerings where many other indie films — The Farewell, Waves, The Lighthouse, Honey Boy and Booksmart, to name a few — were shut out.

Rarely has an Oscar best picture winner prevailed without landing a SAG best ensemble nod, although the most recent Oscar best picture winner, Green Book, did not. Rare is it also for a foreign-language film to be in the best ensemble category, with Alfonso Cuarón's Roma missing out on the nomination last year, which was perceived as a blow to its Oscar chances.

Parasite did not land any individual acting nominations, which favored A-listers this year. The best actor race will see stalwarts Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Rocketman breakout Taron Egerton duke it out for the award. Meanwhile, the best actress category comprises Renée Zellweger (Judy), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Lupita Nyong'o (Us).

Notable omissions included The Irishman's Robert De Niro and The Farewell's Awkwafina, the latter of whom landed a Golden Globe nod.

The supporting races also feature a star-studded lineup. Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will take on Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), and The Irishman's Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for best supporting actor. The best supporting actress race will be a tight run between Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), double-nominee Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Laura Dern (Marriage Story) and Bombshell's Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.

Other notable snubs include Sam Mendes' war epic 1917, Greta Gerwig's Little Women and Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell.

On the TV side, stars overlooked by Monday's Golden Globe nominations — including When They See Us actor Jharrel Jerome, This Is Us' Sterling K. Brown and more stars from The Morning Show, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Schitt's Creek — were all nominated for SAG Awards.

The best drama ensemble nominees are Big Little Lies, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale and Stranger Things, with Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Stranger Things' David Harbour, The Crown's Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Colman, and The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss earning individual nominations. Game of Thrones and Stranger Things also earned stunt ensemble nods.

The best comedy ensemble nominees are Barry, Fleabag, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Schitt's Creek, with Barry's Bill Hader; Fleabag's Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge; The Kominsky Method's Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas; Maisel's Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein and Rachel Brosnahan; and Schitt's Creek's Catherine O'Hara all earning individual nominations. Christina Applegate was also nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her performance in Dead to Me.

The best actor in a limited series nominees are True Detective's Mahershala Ali, The Loudest Voice's Russell Crowe, Chernobyl's Jared Harris, Jerome and Fosse/Verdon's Sam Rockwell.

The best actress in a limited series nominees are The Act's Patricia Arquette and Joey King, Unbelievable's Toni Collette, Chernobyl's Emily Watson and Fosse/Verdon's Michelle Williams.

America Ferrera and Danai Gurira on Wednesday announced the film and TV nominees for the 26th annual SAG Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA. The stunt ensemble nominees were announced just before that.

The 26th annual SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. De Niro will receive the Life Achievement Award, presented by Leonardo DiCaprio.

A complete list of this year's nominees follows.

  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

    Bombshell, Connie Britton, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Malcom McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron

    The Irishman, Bobby Cannavale, Robert De Niro, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano

    Jojo Rabbit, Alfie Allen, Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Stephen Merchant, Sam Rockwell, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Austin Butler, Julia Butters, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Mike Moh, Timothy Olyphant, Al Pacino, Luke Perry, Brad Pitt, Margaret Qualley, Margot Robbie

    Parasite, Chang Hyae-jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Hyeon-jun, Jung Ziso, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun, Park Myung-hoon, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

    Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
    Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
    Lupita Nyong'o, Us
    Charlize Theron, Bombshell
    Renée Zellweger, Judy

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

    Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Adam Driver, Marriage Story
    Taron Egerton, Rocketman
    Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

    Laura Dern, Marriage Story
    Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
    Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
    Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
    Margot Robbie, Bombshell

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

    Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy
    Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    Al Pacino, The Irishman
    Joe Pesci, The Irishman
    Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

    Avengers: Endgame
    Ford v Ferrari
    The Irishman
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

    Big Little Lies, Iain Armitage, Darby Camp, Chloe Coleman, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Laura Dern, Martin Donovan, Merrin Dungey, Crystal Fox, Ivy George, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Kathryn Newton, Jeffrey Nordling, Denis O'Hare, Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgård, Douglas Smith, Meryl Streep, James Tupper, Robin Weigert, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley

    The Crown, Marion Bailey, Helen Bonham Carter, Olivia Colman, Charles Dance, Ben Daniels, Erin Doherty, Charles Edwards, Tobias Menzies, Josh O'Connor, Sam Phillips, David Rintoul, Jason Watkins

    Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbaek, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ben Crompton, Liam Cunningham, Joe Dempsie, Peter Dinklage, Richard Dormer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Ivju, Rory McCann, Hannah Murray, Staz Nair, Daniel Portman, Bella Ramsey, Richard Rycroft, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Rupert Vansittart, Maisie Williams

    The Handmaid's Tale, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, Kristen Gutoskie, Nina Kiri, Ashleigh LaThrop, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Bahia Watson, Bradley Whitford, Samira Wiley

    Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown, Cara Buono, Jake Busey, Natalia Dyer, Cary Elwes, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, David Harbour, Maya Hawke, Charlie Heaton, Andrey Ivchenko, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Dacre Montgomery, Michael Park, Francesca Reale, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

    Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
    Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
    Olivia Colman, The Crown
    Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
    Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

    Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
    Steve Carell, The Morning Show
    Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
    David Harbour, Stranger Things

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

    Barry, Nikita Bogolyubov, Darrel Britt-Gibson, D'Arcy Carden, Andy Carey, Anthony Carrigan, Troy Caylak, Rightor Doyle, Patricia Fa'asua, Alejandro Furth, Sarah Goldberg, Nick Gracer, Bill Hader, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Michael Irby, John Pirruccello, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler

    Fleabag, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Brett Gelman, Bill Paterson, Andrew Scott, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    The Kominsky Method, Jenna Lyng Adams, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Casey Thomas Brown, Michael Douglas, Lisa Edelstein, Paul Reiser, Graham Rogers, Jane Seymour, Melissa Tang, Nancy Travis

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Caroline Aaron, Alex Borstein, Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle, Stephanie Hsu, Joel Johnstone, Jane Lynch, Leroy McClain, Kevin Pollak, Tony Shalhoub, Matilda Szydagis, Brian Tarantina, Michael Zegen

    Schitt's Creek, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Sarah Levy, Dustin Milligan, Annie Murphy, Catherine O'Hara, Noah Reid, Jennifer Robertson, Karen Robinson

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

    Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
    Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

    Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
    Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
    Bill Hader, Barry
    Andrew Scott, Fleabag
    Tony Shahloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

    Mahershala Ali, True Detective
    Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
    Jared Harris, Chernobyl
    Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
    Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

    Patricia Arquette, The Act
    Toni Collette, Unbelievable
    Joey King, The Act
    Emily Watson, Chernobyl
    Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

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

    Game of Thrones
    Stranger Things
    The Walking Dead