‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, ‘Minari’ Lead The 2021 SAG Award Nominations

Yesterday’s Golden Globes nominations were a complete shit show, especially when it came to movies predominantly with people of color. But today the Screen Actors Guild made up for that somewhat with their nominations, which were pretty sensible and well-rounded. Still one glaring omission, but they can’t all be perfect.

Tied for the lead with three nominations each were Minari and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with actors Steven Yeun, Yuh-Jung Young, and Chadwick Boseman up for contention. Boseman got in for that film and Da 5 Bloods. Others up for acting awards include Amy Adams for Hillbilly Elegy, Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Gary Oldman for Mank, Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman, and others that nobody will be surprised by.

I’m sorta shocked they left out Delroy Lindo for Da 5 Bloods, though. He failed to get nominated in the Best Supporting Actor field, and yet somehow Jared Leto somehow got in for The Little Things, a film that has received lukewarm response and no stand-out performances at all. Eh.

The rest of the nominees are below. The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at 9 P.M. EST.

Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night In Miami
Trial of the Chicago 7

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steven Yeun (Minari)

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy)
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Jared Leto (The Little Things)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night in Miami)

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)
Olivia Colman (The Father)
Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari)
Helena Zengel (News of the World)

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
Lovecraft Country

Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Dead to Me
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Wonder Woman 1987

Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Boys
Cobra Kai
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.