Screen Actors Guild Nominations – Full List!

The Screen Actors Guild awards are always a fun show, voted by other actors in the profession. Sometimes that makes for very different results to the rest of the awards shows, but usually it’s a good indication to see what people in the industry have been enjoying.

This year’s nominations have been announced, and Manchester By the Sea leads with four nominations. Moonlight and Fences got three nods each. The Critics Choice darling La La Land only picked up two for their co-leads Gosling and Stone – who haven’t yet won for their roles.

Check out the full list of nominees below, plus a look into who was snubbed and what surprised me!

I was happy with everything in leading male actor, especially with the surprise for Captain Fantastic and Viggo Mortensen getting some awards love. It’ll be a tough category to get a win from since everyone has put up strong performances.

Over on the actress side however… that’s where it all went a little weird for me.Of course, Meryl Streep clinched another nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins. I expected to see Annette Bening get recognized for 20th Century Women, a role people had predicted would bring her lots of success. The biggest surprise here? Emily Blunt’s nomination for The Girl on the Train. Wasn’t that movie kind of, unsuccessful? It feels like so many people missed out here, including Jessica Chastain, Isabelle Huppert, and Ruth Negga (Miss Sloane, Elle, and Loving, respectively) that were all nominated at the Critics Choice or Golden Globes.

The supporting actress category found some diversity this year, with a majority of nominees going towards people of colour. Moonlight and Fences are also both strongly represented this season, so hopefully that trend will continue onto the Oscars in February after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy over the past few years.


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

Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams – Arrival
  • Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

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

Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Viola Davis – Fences
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Captain Fantastic
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

TV Shows

Male Actor in TV Movie/Limited Series

  • Riz Ahmed – The Night Of (HBO)
  • Sterling K Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Bryan Cranston – All the Way (HBO)
  • John Turturro – The Night Of (HBO)
  • Courtney B Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Networks)

Female Actor in TV Movie/Limited Series

  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • Felicity Huffman – American Crime (ABC)
  • Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
  • Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
  • Kerry Washington – Confirmation (HBO)

Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K Brown – This is Us (NBC)
  • Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • John Lithgow – The Crown (Netflix)
  • Rami Malek – Mr. Robot (USA Network)
  • Kevin Spacey – House of Cards (Netflix)

Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)
  • Winona Ryder – Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix)

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC)
  • Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)
  • William H Macy – Shameless (Showtime)
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon)


Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
  • Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)
  • Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Downton Abbey (Masterpiece/PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Westworld (HBO)

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Black-ish (ABC)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)


Motion Picture

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Jason Bourne
  • Nocturnal Animals

Comedy or Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)
  • The Walking Dead
  • Westworld



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Who do you think should win? Let us know in the comments below or tweet to me @reviewsbylauren! The Screen Actors Guild awards will be on January 29th, at 8pm.