2018 SAG Awards winners get big Oscar boost

Odds are that three of the four individual film winners at the SAG Awards on Sunday will be collecting Oscars on March 4. However, it is not so certain that the ensemble champ will go on to take the Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Over the past 23 years, 67 of the 92 Oscar winners in the four acting races had first collected SAG Awards. However, only 11 of the academy’s choice for the best film of the year had previously won over the Screen Actors Guild.

That individual success rate of 73% breaks down as follows:

Best Actor: 18 of the SAG winners went on to win Oscars (plus Benicio del Toro who won in supporting at Oscars for “Traffic”). Denzel Washington ended a 12-year streak last year by winning at SAG for “Fences” but losing at the Oscars to Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”).

Best Actress: 17 of the SAG winners went on to victory at the Academy Awards, including the last five in a row.

SEE 2018 SAG Awards: Complete winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories

Best Supporting Actor: 14 of the SAG champs also added an Oscar to their mantle, including last year’s double dipper Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”).

Best Supporting Actress: 16 of the SAG choices were also those of the academy, including the last eight in a row (plus Kate Winslet who won in lead at Oscars for “The Reader”).

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