SAG Awards: Actors Whose Casts Are Also Nominated Are Twice as Likely to Win

Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Youn Yun-jung
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From left: Among this year’s individual acting nominations with casts that also were nominated are the late Chadwick Boseman (nominated for both Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods), Ma Rainey star Viola Davis and Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung.

Combing through 25  years of Screen Actors Guild Awards winner data results in some surprising intel for what could unfold at this year’s ceremony.

Not only is the SAG Awards best ensemble award worth watching in its own right, but the list of nominated films in that category can help predict who will take home the individual acting awards. Actors in films that are nominated for best cast are nearly twice as likely to win their individual acting nominations.

This year, the individual nominees whose films also are nominated are: lead actor contenders Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Steven Yeun (Minari); lead actress Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom); supporting actor nominees Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Boseman (Da 5 Bloods) and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami); and supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung (Minari).