The 2017 SAG nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, December 14, and the biggest snub was “La La Land” for Best Film Ensemble. When predicting the nominations we had expected the modern day movie musical to win the top category; no film since “Braveheart” (1995) has won the Oscar for Best Picture without at least a nomination for Best Film Ensemble at SAG. Check out the complete list of SAG nominations right here.
“La La Land” did at least score lead-acting nominations for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, but other films weren’t so lucky. “Loving,” which was expected to reap nominations for Best Actor (Joel Edgerton) and Best Actress (Ruth Negga) was entirely shut out. So was “20th Century Women,” which we considered a major contender for Best Actress (Annette Bening), Best Supporting Actress (Greta Gerwig) and maybe even Best Ensemble.
After being completely overlooked at the Golden Globes, “Silence” has now failed to make a dent at the SAG Awards as well. Martin Scorsese‘s epic drama stars Andrew Garfield, who did at least manage a Best Actor bid for his other film this season, “Hacksaw Ridge.”
Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) had been surging this season in the Best Actress race with wins from the New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association, plus nominations from the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Awards, but she missed out with the Screen Actors Guild.
Two-time SAG winner Tom Hanks (“Sully”) was also left out at these awards after being cited at the Critics’ Choice Awards for his performance as an airline pilot who saves a plane full of passengers and crew members during an emergency landing in the Hudson River.
See some of the other most significant SAG snubs below. And read our report on the SAG film nominees right here.
NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Ensemble
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“20th Century Women”
NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Actor
Joel Edgerton, “Loving”
Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”
Andrew Garfield, “Silence”
Tom Hanks, “Sully”
NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Actress
Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”
Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”
Taraji P. Henson, “Hidden Figures”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Supporting Actor
Ben Foster, “Hell or High Water”
Liam Neeson, “Silence”
Issei Ogata, “Silence”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”
NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Supporting Actress
Greta Gerwig, “20th Century Women”
Helen Mirren, “Eye in the Sky”
Janelle Monae, “Hidden Figures”
Molly Shannon, “Other People”