“A Star is Born” heads into Sunday’s SAG Awards with a leading four nominations for stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, supporting actor Sam Elliott and its entire ensemble. However, we are predicting that it could well leave the Shrine Auditorium empty-handed and tie the record for most losses at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
If “A Star is Born” pulls off this dubious achievement it will be the sixth film to do in the 25-year history of these guild awards. This remake of the Hollywood classic will join the following five films in the hall of shame: “The English Patient” (1997), “The Hours” (2003), “Brokeback Mountain” (2006), “Into the Wild” (2008) and “Manchester by the Sea” (2017). All of them lost the ensemble category as well as three individual acting races as detailed below.
In one bit of good news for “A Star is Born,” not all of the SAG winners repeated at the Oscars. We’ve marked the Oscar winners in gold. As you can see, there are four instances where a film or performer lost at the SAG Awards only to rally and win at the Academy Awards.
“The English Patient“
Ensemble: lost to “The Birdcage”
Actor: Ralph Fiennes lost to Geoffrey Rush (“Shine”)
Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas lost to Frances McDormand (“Fargo”)
Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche lost to Lauren Bacall (“The Mirror Has Two Faces”)
Ensemble: lost to “Chicago“
Actress: Nicole Kidman lost to Renee Zellweger (“Chicago”)
Supporting Actor: Ed Harris lost to Christopher Walken (“Catch Me If You Can”); Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”) won the Oscar
Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore lost to Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”)
Ensemble: lost to “Crash“
Actor: Heath Ledger lost to Phillip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Supporting Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal lost to Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”); George Clooney (“Syriana”) won the Oscar
Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams lost to Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”)
“Into the Wild”
Ensemble: lost to “No Country for Old Men“
Actor: Emile Hirsch lost to Daniel Day-Lewis (“There Will Be Blood”)
Supporting Actor: Hal Holbrook lost to Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”)
Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener lost to Ruby Dee (“American Gangster”); Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”) won the Oscar
“Manchester by the Sea”
Ensemble: lost to “Hidden Figures”; “Moonlight” won Best Picture
Actor: Casey Affleck lost to Denzel Washington (“Fences”)
Supporting Actor: Lucas Hedges lost to Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)
Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams lost to Viola Davis (“Fences”)
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced on February 24.