SAG Awards: Catherine Zeta-Jones leads the Brits with Gwendoline Christie and Helena Bonham Carter6 min read

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The biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood descended upon the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the SAG Awards, on Sunday.

And Catherine Zeta-Jones dazzled the red carpet as she led the British glamour alongside Gwendoline Christie and Helena Bonham Carter. 

The Welsh actress, 50, looked sensational in a plunging silver gown which was ruched at the waist with an intricate jewel design to accentuate her slender frame.

Catherine was sure to set pulses racing as her ensemble was backless and showed off a glimpse of her cleavage, while it also had a daring thigh split.

She boosted her height in a pair of chic silver heels, while she kept her accessories simple by wearing a pair of dangling jewel earrings so that all attention remained on her dress.

Her raven locks were pulled back into a glamorous half-back-do, while she accentuated her natural beauty by wearing light touches of make-up for the occasion. 

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.  

In film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman earned top honours, securing two individual actor nominations and the coveted Best Ensemble honour. 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 nomination 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.

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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 nominations for the evening, with a supporting nod for her performance in Jojo Rabbit as well.

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 Neighbourhood) 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 nomination for best female in a supporting role category.   

It was also a tough competition in TV, with Apple TV+’s The Morning Show earning three individual nominations for supporting actors Steve Carell and Billy Crudup, and female lead Jennifer Aniston, but the show failed to make the ensemble category.

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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 Marvellous Mrs. Maisel. HBO’s Succession was surprisingly overlooked. 

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.

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

Avengers: Endgame 

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Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

 

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

Game of Thrones

GLOW

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Watchmen

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