While we often make predictions for the Oscars and Globes, I figured I’d create a thread predicting the nominations for the SAG Ensemble award.
My early predictions:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Even though the film centers on one main protagonist, it has a very star-heavy ensemble (Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, etc.)
Birth Of A Nation: I predict this film to play like gangbusters throughout awards season including here.
Collateral Beauty: Much like Billy Lynn’sLong Halftime Walk, it has a very starry, SAG-friendly ensemble: Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena, etc. All have been recognized by SAG before.
Eye In The Sky: Bleecker Street got in twice last year with Beasts Of No Nation and Trumbo. This film also did solid b.o. business, has the reviews to back it up, and is a very ensemble-driven picture.
Fences: Film adaptations of plays often do well at SAG like Doubt and August: Osage County. Regardless of how it plays at the Academy, it might play well here.
For now, I’d go with…
Birth of a Nation
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1957) – The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds
I’d currently predict (based on casts):
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Joe Alwyn, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Tim Blake Nelson, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker
The Birth of a Nation
Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Dwight Henry, Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union
La La Land
Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock
Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Isla Fisher, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Rules Don’t Apply
Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Martin Sheen