The Screen Actors’ Guild Awards have long been been a bellwether for Oscar success, since actors make up the largest percentage of the Academy.
So all eyes were on the 26th annual SAG ceremony, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday night.
And the stars descended upon the red carpet in their best, with Jennifer Aniston, Sophie Tuner and Scarlett Johansson leading the way for the best dressed.
Scarlett’s arrival to the SAG Awards comes two days after she was ‘violently ill’ and couldn’t attend the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, according to ET Canada.
The star’s statement was read by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, who also accepted her award on her behalf. Her statement read: ‘I am so saddened that I can not be here with you this evening. An hour-and-a-half ago, I became violently ill right as I was about to leave the Miramar Hotel for the theater. I was so looking forward to accepting this incredible honor in person, and to not be here on stage with Adam is deeply disappointing, to say the least,’ via People.
In film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman earned top honors, securing two individual actor nominations and the coveted Best Ensemble honor. Both were also nominated in the stunt ensemble category.
While Tarantino and Scorsese’s films both seemed like shoe-ins, there were also many surprises.
The SAGs rounded out best ensemble with the casts of Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany coming-of-age tale Jojo Rabbit, Jay Roach’s Fox News docudrama Bombshell and Bong Joon Ho’s class satire Parasite.
Like Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman, Bombshell also dominated the individual acting categories, earning nominations for lead Charlize Theron and supporting players Nicole Kidman Margot Robbie. Their ensemble nom puts Bombshell in the same league as the critically-acclaimed Scorsese and Tarantino films.
Parasite, the much-praised Korean film, makes history as just the second foreign language film to be nominated for the SAGs’ top award.
Notably missing out on the best ensemble nomination was Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama Marriage Story, which earlier this month led the Golden Globe nominations with six nods.
It still came away with acting nominations for its leads, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern for best female actor in a supporting role.
Johansson earned double noms for the evening, with a supporting nod for her performance in Jojo Rabbit as well.
Date night: Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas beamed as they walked down the red carpet for the SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
Co-stars: Zoe Kravitz shared a laugh with her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon as they posed up a storm
Chic: Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, 15, chose a Louis Vuitton white dress that featured trousers, adding a diamond necklace, watch and ring; Yvonne Strahovski (L) also chose white, but opted for an off-the-shoulder dress
What a goddess: Jane Seymour, 68,(L) looked stunning in a silver gown with diamond jewelry; Natalia Dyer, 25, cut a chic figure in a gold dress with a low-cut neckline
Wow factor: Dakota Fanning took the red carpet by storm in a chic beaded gown with cut-out details as she arrived to the SAG Awards in LA on Sunday
Other prominent contenders shut out included Sam Mendes’ WWI thriller 1917, Greta Gerwig’s Louisa May Alcott adaptation Little Women, Lulu Wang´s family drama The Farewell, Fernando Meirelles’ Vatican drama The Two Popes and Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunit Knives Out.
The nominees for best performance by a female actor in a leading role were: Marriage Story’s Johansson, Bombshell’s Theron, Cynthia Erivo of Harriet, Lupita Nyong’o for Jordan Peele’s horror romp Us and Renee Zellweger for the biopic Judy.
Those picks omitted Saoirse Ronan of Little Women and Awkwafina of The Farewell, whose performance earned her a Golden Globe earlier this month.
Joining Driver and DiCaprio in best actor were Christian Bale for Ford v Ferrari, Taron Egerton in the Elton John biopic Rocketman and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.
Among those left out were Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory, Irishman lead Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name and Adam Sandler Uncut Gems. (While De Niro wasn’t given an acting nomination, he will be bestowing with the Life Achievement Award at the show.)
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) and Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy) were nominated for best male actor in a supporting role.
And while she was snubbed by the Oscars, Jennifer Lopez could be adding to her trophy collection with a nom for best female in a supporting role category.
Things were a toss-up in the TV world.
Good looking couple: Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery posed with his beautiful girlfriend model Liv Pollock
While Apple TV+’s The Morning Show earned three individual noms for supporting actors Steve Carell and Billy Crudup, and female lead Jennifer Aniston, they failed to get into the ensemble category.
In best drama series ensemble, the actors nominated the casts of Big Little Lies, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things.
Comedy ensemble nods went to Barry, Fleabag, The Kominsky Method and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. HBO’s Succession was surprisingly overlooked.
Dazzling: Helena Bonham Carter (L) chose a dark blue sequin gown with studded heels and sunglasses while Madeline Brewer (R) rocked a light blue dress
Lovely: Camryn Manheim (L) donned a burgundy frock while Logan Browning chose a blush hued gown with a train
Recently, a SAG ensemble nomination hasn’t been quite as vital for a best-picture winner at the Oscars as in years past.
The last two winners, Green Book and The Shape of Water, managed the feat without a nod for the screen actors’ top award.
Before that, it had been two decades since the SAG Awards didn’t help predict the eventual best-picture winner.
Usually, about four out of five individual SAG nominees go on to land an Oscar nomination.
The SAG Awards air Sunday, January 19, broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 8pm EST/5pm PST.
Stranger Things cast: (L-R) Cara Buono, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo
Strike a pose: Natalia Dyer chose a gold dress as she arrived with boyfriend Charlie Heaton (L); Cary Elwes and Lisa Marie Kubikoff (R) looked chic on the red carpet
Bright: Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp chose a light blue silky suit with white sneakers
SAG Awards 2020: Nominees
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 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 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 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 Cast in a Motion Picture
Bombshell – Lionsgate
The Irishman – Netflix
Jojo Rabbit – Fox
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Sony
Parasite – Neon
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
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 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 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 Comedy Series
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader – Barry
Andrew Scott – Fleabag
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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 an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Big Little Lies – HBO
The Crown – Netflix
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
Stranger Things – Netflix
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Barry – HBO
Fleabag – Amazon
The Kominsky Method – Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
Schitt’s Creek – CBC Television/Pop TV