2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘Three Billboards’ pulls ahead after SAG Awards nominations

Breaking down the precursor awards — both nominations and winners — as well as the top Oscar nominations by categories gives us 35 key categories that will determine the strongest Oscar contenders. This year’s counting had already started with nominations for the Critics’ Choice on Dec. 6 and the Golden Globes on Dec. 11. Wednesday saw the SAG Awards nominations, which have upended the race.

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Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” asserted their dominance by getting two boxes ticked each for individual and cast nominations. The former earned nominations for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf as well as for the ensemble. “Three Billboards” scored four bids – one for the cast and three individual nominations for lead Frances MacDormand and supporting players Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. “The Shape of Water” earned individual nominations for lead Sally Hawkins and supporting actor Richard Jenkins. This all means that “Three Billboards” pulls ahead to become our first outright leader with seven while “Lady Bird” sits on six with “The Shape of Water.” “Get Out” did well too, earning a bid for Daniel Kaluuya and the cast. Jordan Peele’s film is now on five boxes ticked.

As “The Post” was snubbed completely by the guild, it remains on on five. Another film moving down is “Call Me By Your Name,” which only got one SAG nomination for Timothee Chalamet. “Phantom Thread” took a hit after Daniel Day-Lewis was snubbed as was the cast of “Dunkirk.”

Among those that over-performed, both “Mudbound” and “The Big Sick” got individual and cast nominations so they now have three boxes ticked. And “Battle of the Sexes” earned a surprise bid for Steve Carell.

Next up are the PGA Awards nominations on Jan. 5.

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SAG – Screen Actors Guild
PGA – Producers Guild of America
DGA – Directors Guild of America
ACE – Editors Guild

Critics Choice, Best Picture – NOMINATION
Critics Choice, Best Picture – WIN
Golden Globe, Best Picture – NOMINATION (Comedy/Musical or Drama)
Golden Globe, Best Picture – WIN (Comedy/Musical or Drama)
Golden Globe, Directing – NOMINATION
Golden Globe, Directing – WIN
Golden Globe, Acting – NOMINATION (Any category)
Golden Globe, Acting – WIN (Any category)
Golden Globe, Writing – NOMINATION
Golden Globe, Writing – WIN
BAFTA, Best Picture – NOMINATION
BAFTA, Best Picture – WIN
BAFTA, Directing – NOMINATION
BAFTA, Directing – WIN
BAFTA, Acting – NOMINATION
BAFTA, Acting – WIN
BAFTA, Writing – NOMINATION
BAFTA, Writing – WIN
SAG, Singular Performance – NOMINATION
SAG, Singular Performance – WIN
SAG, Ensemble Cast – NOMINATION
SAG, Ensemble Cast – WIN
PGA – NOMINATION
PGA – WIN
DGA – NOMINATION
DGA – WIN
WGA – NOMINATION
WGA – WIN
ACE – NOMINATION
ACE – WIN
Oscar, Directing – NOMINATION
Oscar, Acting – NOMINATION
Oscar, Writing – NOMINATION
Oscar, Editing – NOMINATION
Love Across the Board? (Over 5 Total Nominations)

2018 Oscars Precursor Awards

SAG Awards 2018 nominations

SAG Awards 2018 nominations

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