The nominations for the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday with "The Banshees of Inisherin" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" continuing to lead the charge. The two films each received five nominations.
Both films are up for the award for best ensemble, which is considered the highest honor at the awards show. Damien Chazelle's Hollywood period drama "Babylon," Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical story "The Fabelmans," and Sarah Polley's look at sexual assault in a religious community, "Women Talking," will compete for the award.
The innovative multiverse fable "Everything Everywhere all at once," directed by the Daniels, received nominations for Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, both of whom won Globes. However, it demonstrated even more strength by nominating Jamie Lee Curtis and breakout star Stephanie Hsu for supporting actresses.
Yeoh, who is finally receiving much-deserved recognition, is on her way to an Oscar, giving hope that a woman of Asian descent will win best actress in the end. Danielle Deadwyler, who was nominated for her heartbreaking performance as Mamie Till in "Till," will join her.
The best actress category is rounded out by Ana de Armas ("Blonde"), Cate Blanchett ("Tár"), and Viola Davis ("The Woman King"), making it a truly diverse group.
The lead actor lineup consists of all first-timers in addition to Farrell. Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”), Bill Nighy (“Living”), and Adam Sandler (“Hustle”). For Sandler, it was the push he needed to vie for best actor having previously been passed over for acclaimed turns in “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002) and “Uncut Gems” (2019).
Angela Bassett is well on her way to that much overdue Oscar with her nomination as Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
"Abbott Elementary" continues its awards dominance by picking up nominations for show creator and hometown girl Quinta Brunson who was nominated for best actress in a comedy and along with her cast for best ensemble in a comedy.
Niecy Nash-Betts was recognized for her performance in "Dahmer," demonstrating that she is a full-fledged actress capable of playing any role.
A couple takeaways: "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" nor "The Woman King" received bids for best ensemble making their road to beat picture harder but not impossible.
This year's SAG awards will be live streamed on Netflix's YouTube channel on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, honoring the outstanding achievements of individual actors and ensembles. The awards show will move to Netflix and broadcast live in 2024.