While Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri essentially swept the SAG Awards, winning three of the four awards for which it was nominated (two nominations were in the same category), a number of other awards favorites went home empty-handed.
Just two weeks after taking home two awards at the Golden Globes, Lady Bird was entirely shut out, even though actor-turned-director Greta Gerwig got an on-camera shout-out from host Kristen Bell midway through the show. The Saoirse Ronan starrer went into the evening up for three awards including the SAG Awards’ best picture equivalent, best cast, and individual prizes for Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Also going home empty-handed were double nominees Get Out, The Big Sick, The Shape of Water and Mudbound.
On the TV side, it was another awards darling that was shockingly shut out: The Handmaid’s Tale, which didn’t win either of the two awards for which it was nominated after taking home multiple Emmys and Golden Globes. Also losing out were four-time nominees (including stunt nods) GLOW and Stranger Things, two-time nominees Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grace and Frankie, Orange Is the New Black, Ozark and Feud, which was shut out at the Golden Globes and in the televised Emmy categories.
Three-time nominee Game of Thrones only won in the stunt ensemble category. And lone House of Cards representative Robin Wright lost in the female actress in a drama series category.
Also, after facing allegations of sexual misconduct in recent days, neither James Franco nor Aziz Ansari won in their respective categories of male actor in a leading role and male actor in a comedy series, with Ansari skipping the awards. Voting for the SAG Awards remained open until Friday, Jan. 19.