The SAG Award nominations sparked strong responses in our forums — their reactions from the gamut from “all over the place” to “WTF” to “shocked.”
The nominees who elicited the most passionate reactions were surprise film contenders Sarah Silverman (“I Smile Back“), “Straight Outta Compton” and Helen Mirren (“Trumbo” and “Woman in Gold“), and fan-favorite Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot“) on the TV side.
CAROL-CHANNING: No nominations for the THREE supposed Supporting Actor “frontrunners.” Tremblay is winning that sucker. And once he wins one televised award, WATCH OUT. The cast of “Straight Outta Compton” is coming to snatch the wigs of the cast of “Spotlight.” I’m still not taking “Trumbo” too seriously as a contender. It has “Hitchcock” written all over it. A period piece about Hollywood with two actors who actors love … I should have known actors would have eaten it up.
MladenVukcevic: This was all over the place… Heavens, Mirren got three nominations? And for “Woman in Gold”? Silverman? Over God knows how many performances? This was a hoot. They were far more inside the box when it comes to TV.
surpriselover: WTF! Supporting Actor might not have much overlap with the Oscars. How is “Trumbo” the most nominated film? This is a very weird list of nominees. If I were the majority of these nominees I wouldn’t start planning my Oscar outfit!
RakocijaMarko: This awards season is getting more confusing every day. My predictions all fell apart in just a few minutes. This is my worst result ever. I had 1/5 in two categories.
DamianWayne: I’m legit shocked neither Keaton or Ruffalo made it [into Supporting Actor for “Spotlight”]. “Straight Outta Compton” in Ensemble is AWESOME! Sarah Silverman over Jennifer Lawrence. LMAO. Bye “Joy.”
Eddy Q: Looks like there’s a strong push for black-themed films with “Beasts of No Nation” and Straight Outta Compton, maybe in response to #OscarsSoWhite last year. I suspect there’ll be a strong Oscar-SAG disconnect this year.
CordellMartin: Glad to see the nods for Idris Elba (people should take him seriously for the Oscar nod), “Straight Outta Compton,” Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cate Blanchett. I wished that Michael B. Jordan & Sylvester Stallone would’ve gotten some love. Hopefully the Globes fix that.
NateDoggg: These longform categories are even more astounding to me with this final nomination list. No “Show Me a Hero” at all? Liotta over Paxton [for “Texas Rising“]? And not even a nomination for David Oyelowo? Queen Latifah should easily romp to a win in her category.
Sasha: They should just stop with TV categories. Get rid of them for good. They’re absolutely useless and have no value.
Jw79bull: Damn no Taraji P. Henson!? WTF? She’s been nominated EVERYWERE and they shut her out here? I know season two has been a mess, but she was ON FIRE during the fist season, which came out earlier in 2015.
DamianWayne: Rami Malek is the only exciting thing happening here.
24Emmy: “Key & Peele” scored an ensemble nom? Uh, what. Explain please.
Atypical: Jon Hamm winning Drama Actor is all that matters here. These nods are leagues better than the film nominees this year.
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“Mr. Robot” photo credit: USA Network
“Straight Outta Compton” photo credit: Universal Pictures
“Trumbo” photo credit: Bleecker Street