Powerful performances in House of Gucci and The Power Of The Dog have catapulted those two films to the frontrunners positions of this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees.
Lady Gaga’s turn as a manipulative Patrizia who will stop at nothing to keep the wealthy and lavish lifestyle she married into in House Of Gucci earned the actress a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category, while Jared Leto’s work as Paolo Gucci earned him a nod in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. The film was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.
Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch took a Lead Actor nomination and Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee took Supporting Actor nominations for the western Power Of The Dog.
Although the academy Awards are voted on by the entire Academy membership and not just those in the acting branch, the Screen Actors Guild are often looked at as a bellwether for how the Oscar race may play out.
Here is the complete list of nominees –
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
Cate Blanchett – Nightmare Alley
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
Ruth Negga – Passing
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Ben Affleck – The Tender Bar
Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza
Troy Kotsur – CODA
Jared Leto – House of Gucci
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Lady Gaga – House of Gucci
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick … Boom!
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Don’t Look Up
House of Gucci
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Matrix: Resurrections
No Time to Die
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings