RED CARPET MONITOR: SAG Nominations are in, no “La La Land” in Best ensemble

redcarpetmonitorThe Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations this morning, and there are a few big surprises, most notably for “La La Land” which is missing from the best Ensemble nominations, which has lately been a harbinger for a Best Picture Oscar nomination, if not the win. They are also sticking to the pretentious “Male Actor” and “Female Actor” designations, one of the most truly IDIOTIC classifications in history, and definitely in line with this often-self concerned and self involved group of performers.  SAG will hold their awards on January 29th in Los Angeles; alas, they are once again relegated to cable television – it will be carried on TNT, TBS and Tru TV.sag_logo_stacked_0

Here are the film nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading role:
Amy Adams “Arrival”
Emily Blunt “Girl on the Train”
Natalie Portman “Jackie”
Emma Stone “La La Land”
Meryl Streep “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Outstanding performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington “Fences”

Cast in a Motion Picture
“Captain Fantastic”
“Hidden Figures”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role:
Viola Davis “Fences”
Naomi Harris “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman “Lion”
Octavia Spencer “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams “Manchester by the Sea”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role:
Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water”
Hugh Grant “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Lucas Hedges “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel “Lion”

Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble: Motion Picture
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Doctor Strange”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Jason Bourne”
“Nocturnal Animals”