“A Star Is Born” heads into Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with a leading four nominations. If it wins all four of those races — for the leading performances of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the scene-stealing work of Sam Elliott, and the overall cast — it would set a new record as the film with the most SAG Awards.
Four films have won three of these awards bestowed by the actors guild: “American Beauty” (1999), “Chicago” (2002), “The Help” (2011) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017). Each of them won the ensemble award plus two for individual performances. Of these, only the first two — “American Beauty” and “Chicago” — went on to take home the top prize of Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Among the individual winners, only the last film to take home three SAG Awards — “Three Billboards” — saw its two individual winners (lead Frances McDormand and supporting player Sam Rockwell) pick up matching Oscars. Each of the other three went one for two.
“American Beauty” leading man Kevin Spacey repeated at the Academy Awards but his co-star Annette Bening lost. “Chicago” star Renee Zellweger lost at the Oscars while supporting actress Catherine Zeta Jones won. It was the same for the women of “The Help” with lead Viola Davis losing at the Academy Awards but Octavia Spencer prevailing in supporting.
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