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‘Moonlight’, ‘Fences’, ‘Hidden Figures’ Make History with SAG Award Nominations

EUR WEB – *The entire casts of “Moonlight,” “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” were among the nominees for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday morning by the actors guild SAG-AFTRA.

 

Their nominations mark the first time since 2008 that the majority of nominees in the Outstanding Cast category are people of color.

 

“Fences” is the screen adaptation of August Wilson’s drama about a black family in ‘50s Pittsburgh; and “Hidden Figures” follows the three black women mathematicians who joined NASA’s space program in the ‘60s, and “Moonlight” centers on a young gay black man coming of age in a tough Miami neighborhood.

 

The three films will compete in the Outstanding Cast category along with “Manchester by the Sea” and “Captain Fantastic.”

 

“Moonlight” earned a total of three noms, with its supporting actor and actress Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris also earning nominations.

 

“Fences” also picked up three total noms, with Denzel Washington, who directed the film, earning a lead actor nom and Viola Davis, who plays his characters’ wife, earning a supporting actress nomination.

 

“Manchester” led all SAG nominees with four, including individual nods for lead actor Casey Affleck and supporting actress and actor Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges.

 

On the TV side, FX’s “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tied with Netflix’s “The Crown” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as SAG’s most-nominated programs, with stars “O.J.” stars Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, and Courtney B. Vance collecting individual nods.

 

Also earning individual TV nods are Audra McDonald (“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”) Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”).

 

ABC’s “Black-ish” and the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” also picked up Outstanding Cast nominations. They’ll compete with the casts of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “Modern Family” and HBO’s “Veep.”

 

Common and Sophia Bush announced nominations for the 23rd annual SAG Awards on Wednesday morning.

 

View the entire list of SAG Award nominees below: (edited by Admin to only show Hidden Figures categories)

 

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)
NAOMIE HARRIS / Paula – “MOONLIGHT” (A24)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Sue Brierley – “LION” (The Weinstein Company)
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan – “HIDDEN FIGURES” (20th Century Fox)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Randi Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (Bleecker Street)

  • ANNALISE BASSO / Vespyr
  • SHREE CROOKS / Zaja
  • ANN DOWD / Abigail
  • KATHRYN HAHN / Harper
  • NICHOLAS HAMILTON / Rellian
  • SAMANTHA ISLER / Kielyr
  • FRANK LANGELLA / Jack
  • GEORGE MacKAY / Bo
  • ERIN MORIARTY / Claire
  • VIGGO MORTENSEN / Ben
  • MISSI PYLE / Ellen
  • CHARLIE SHOTWELL / Nai
  • STEVE ZAHN / Dave

 

FENCES (Paramount Pictures)

  • JOVAN ADEPO / Cory
  • VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson
  • STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON / Jim Bono
  • RUSSELL HORNSBY / Lyons
  • SANIYYA SIDNEY / Raynell
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson
  • MYKELTI WILLIAMSON / Gabriel

HIDDEN FIGURES (20th Century Fox)

  • MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. Jim Johnson
  • KEVIN COSTNER / Al Harrison
  • KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell
  • TARAJI P. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson
  • ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson
  • JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson
  • JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford
  • GLEN POWELL / John Glenn
  • OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

  • CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler
  • MATTHEW BRODERICK / Jeffrey
  • KYLE CHANDLER / Joe Chandler
  • LUCAS HEDGES / Patrick Chandler
  • GRETCHEN MOL / Elise
  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Randi Chandler

MOONLIGHT (A24)

  • MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan
  • NAOMIE HARRIS / Paula
  • ANDRÉ HOLLAND / Kevin
  • JHARREL JEROME / Kevin (16)
  • JANELLE MONÁE / Teresa
  • TREVANTE RHODES / Black
  • ASHTON SANDERS / Chiron

 

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

  • “Manchester By The Sea” – 4
  • “Fences” – 3
  • “Moonlight” – 3
  • “Captain Fantastic” – 2
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins” – 2
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” – 2 (including stunt ensemble nomination)
  • “Hidden Figures” – 2
  • “La La Land” – 2
  • “Lion” – 2

 

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