The nominees were revealed today for the 2018 ceremony which will be hosted for the first time in its history. Actress and filmmaker Kristen Bell will do the honours.
As the name suggests, this is one awards ceremony that only recognises the talent in front of the camera. Unusually, it also has a category recognising an entire cast for a particular movie.
The hugely prestigious award has also been used as an Oscar’s predictor. No movie has won a Best Picture Oscar without first being nominated for the SAG Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The latest nominations are very bad news for four of the biggest contenders for the 2018 Oscars.
Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, and The Shape of Water were all early major Oscar favourites.
Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water especially have already picked up a host of nominations and some early wins for other awards.
None of the four movies made the Best Cast ensemble shortlist. Instead the SAGs have honoured The Big Sick, Get Out, Lady Bird, Mudbound and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The Best Actor category was also full of shocks.
Call Me By Your Name double act Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet are huge favourites this season but Hammer missed a SAG nod.
Darkest Hour lead Gary Oldman was succesful for his mesmerising turn as Winston Churchill but Tom Hanks in The Post and Daniel Day-Lewis in his swan song movie Phantom Thread have been snubbed also.
FULL LIST OF MOVIE NOMINATIONS NEXT:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JUDI DENCH / Queen Victoria – “VICTORIA & ABDUL” (Focus Features)
SALLY HAWKINS / Elisa Esposito – “THE SHAPE OF WATER” (Fox Searchlight)
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
MARGOT ROBBIE / Tonya Harding – “I, TONYA” (Neon)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Lady Bird McPherson – “LADY BIRD” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET / Elio – “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JAMES FRANCO / Tommy Wiseau – “THE DISASTER ARTIST” (A24)
DANIEL KALUUYA / Chris Washington – “GET OUT” (Universal Pictures)
GARY OLDMAN / Winston Churchill – “DARKEST HOUR” (Focus Features)
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Roman J. Israel, Esq. – “ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.” (Columbia Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
MARY J. BLIGE / Florence Jackson – “MUDBOUND” (Netflix)
HONG CHAU / Ngoc Lan Tran – “DOWNSIZING” (Paramount Pictures)
HOLLY HUNTER / Beth – “THE BIG SICK” (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate)
ALLISON JANNEY / LaVona Golden – “I, TONYA” (Neon/30West)
LAURIE METCALF / Marion McPherson – “LADY BIRD” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
STEVE CARELL / Bobby Riggs – “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” (Fox Searchlight)
WILLEM DAFOE / Bobby – “THE FLORIDA PROJECT” (A24)
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
RICHARD JENKINS / Giles – “THE SHAPE OF WATER” (Fox Searchlight)
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Big Sick, Get Out, Lady Bird, Mudbound and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.