2020 SAG nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?


Because of the compressed 2020 awards season, the awards-nominations announcements have felt compressed too. On Monday, we got the Golden Globe noms, and today we’re getting the SAG nominations. The SAGs are by far my favorite awards show – actors among friends, people get liquor and the show is very short. You can see the full list of the 2020 SAG Award nominations here. The big ones in film:

Best Film Ensemble
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Film Actor
Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)

Best Film Actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Film Supporting Actor
Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, OUATIH

Best Film Supporting Actress
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Nicole Kidman (“Bombshell”)
Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

The big nominations for television:

Drama Series Ensemble
“Big Little Lies”
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”

Drama Series Actress
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Drama Series Actor
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things

Comedy Ensemble
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek

Comedy Series Actress
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Phoebe Waller Bridge, Fleabag

Comedy Series Actor
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Well, I’m glad that the SAGs recognized Game of Thrones! GoT was mostly snubbed at the Globes. Love all the Fleabag action, and I’m sure people are happy about Barry and Bill Hader. Once again, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us series was snubbed. Ugh.

As for the film nominatons… what’s striking is that we’re not really fighting about anyone, right? This year doesn’t seem to have any massively controversial film or actor. I guess maybe it’s Joaquin Phoenix and Joker – I’m glad Joker got snubbed in ensemble, but from what everyone said about the film, Joaquin’s performance is easily the front-runner. And I think Brad Pitt is going to end up losing to Joe Pesci! Which makes me happy. Why oh why does my nemesis Laura Dern keep getting nominated?!?! Oh and the SAGs snubbed Robert DeNiro too!!! LMAO. No Antonio Banderas though, which sucks.



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  1. Tiffany says:

    No qualms about the noms, but it just shows how Hollywood is still so white.

    And Joe Pesci, I think, will be a lock all award season. He was the best thing about The Irishman.

    • MCV says:


      I liked the movie but i felt like I was watching Al Pacino doing an impersonation of himself rather than Jimmy Hoffa.

      • CherHorowitz says:

        You know how there’s some actors that all you can see is that person acting? Like all I see when I see when I watch Leonardo DiCaprio is just him acting.

        Does anyone else have that?!

      • Becks1 says:

        @Cher – I’m that way with Emma Stone. I think its part of why I don’t really like her. When I watch her in a movie I just see Emma Stone playing X role.

      • Laura says:

        @Cher that’s Tom Cruise for me. All I see is him and not the character he’s playing. Takes me right out of the movie, whatever it is.

      • TheRickestRick says:

        Brad Pitt for me. Brad Pitt looking smug.

      • Case says:

        @Cher Weirdly, I have that with Meryl Streep. I know she’s recognized as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her get lost in a performance.

      • DragonWise says:

        @Case, I feel the same way about Meryl. She is known to “disappear” in a role, but I don’t think she has been able to do that for years. She was amazing in some of her older films, like Sophie’s Choice, but now, she just mugs and chews scenery! Her role in August, Osage County was absolutely awful!

  2. Jenns says:

    No Succession?!

  3. MCV says:

    Why is HBO spending money campaigning for Game of Thrones? Should be doing that with Succession which is a much better show, I can’t believe they got 0 nominations and The Morning Show getting any is a joke lol

    • Grant says:

      I love the Morning Show. I’m really glad that Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup are getting love.

      • Case says:

        Billy Crudup is blowing me away in The Morning Show. He’s such a delight to watch.

      • DarlingDiana says:

        I agree about Jennifer and Crudup deserving the love . I really don’t like Crudup IRL but he is fantastic as smarmy Corey. Gugu’s Hannah crushes my soul.

  4. Sarah says:

    When they see us… When are they going to see us?!

  5. Kebbie says:

    I really need to watch Killing Eve and Fleabag

    • Tiffany says:


    • minx says:

      Fleabag is perfection.

    • Originaluna says:

      Killing Eve is a Must Watch. Jodie deserves all the awards for it. Every main character on that show – that’s how good it is!!!

    • Noodle says:

      I came to Fleabag late. It was a really rough month for me and I took a chance on it. I liked it so much I binged the first season in two nights, and the second season in one night. I was SO excited for the third season for the next night… only there isn’t a third season, and there won’t be a third season. Heartbreak.

      Watch. It.

      You won’t be disappointed.

    • Case says:

      You sure do. I prefer Fleabag — some of the tightest writing I’ve ever seen.

  6. Leah says:

    Lupita and Andrew from Fleabag are in! So glad they’re getting some recognition. Would have liked to see Sandra Oh, but I guess you can’t have everything. Also, happy to see Parasite cast nominated for a major award, since we still so rarely see “foreign“ films and directors get the appreciation they deserve.

    Antonio Banderas gave the best male acting performance of the year in Almodovar’s latest film. Hands down.

    Scarlett seeing a nom for leading and supporting the same year must be great for her. Shame she’s such an idiot. Adam Driver was the revelation in Marriage Story, however.

    • Tiffany says:

      Re: Killing Eve.

      Sandra and Jodie were always gonna split the vote when it comes to nominations and someone was gonna get the short end of the stick. And since this season was more from Villenelle’s POV, Jodie was more the lead.

    • Noodle says:


    • Case says:

      I’m thrilled Andrew and Lupita are both being recognized for such stellar performances!

    • DarlingDiana says:

      Love Andrew Scott! He is scorching hot with heaps of charisma.
      Haven’t seen Killing Eve because I was late starting it and I don’t want to have to pay for it. I m at breakdown at do it at some point. The first two episodes were great and right up my alley.

    • msd says:

      Pain and Glory was wonderful! Banderas will probably get an Oscar nomination. SAG is actually more populist than the Oscars.

  7. Kiki says:

    I really wish some of the women from Game of Thrones would have been acknowledged over the seasons. Peter Dinklage is great but Lena Headey is just as amazing and it bothers me she never got any award show love for it.

    I’m starting to get the vibe that CATS is very bad. The GG usually love nominating bad musicals for acting and other awards and they didn’t even make that.

    • Sarah says:

      Cats would be a masterpiece if it was a horror movie, instead of a musical. The trailer alone was deeply unsettling and scary af at moments.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I completely agree with you on Lena. I love her acting. I truly loathed Cersei, and yet at times, a tiny sliver of emotion, leaning positive, crept in lol. She deserves recognition for superbly developing that character flawlessly. The way she treated other characters could tilt my emotions either way as well, and she did it with less not more (if that makes sense).

    • Veronica S. says:

      The fact that Lena Heady was never once recognized for her work across the seasons is infuriating to me. I’m not surprised she wasn’t nominated for the last season of GoT since those morons literally wrecked the storyline of every female character available to advantage the men, but Christ. All of that hard work she put in as one of the strongest performers, and she comes up with nothing to show for it awards-wise.

    • Cindy says:

      I wouldn’t have nominated Lena this year because she didn’t really do anything besides smirking from a balcony and dying. She should’ve won for Mother’s Mercy, I’m still bitter she wasn’t recognised for that.

      That being said Dinklage shouldn’t have been nominated either. I know he didn’t write it, but it was him who said the worst line of the entire season (“who has a better story than Bran”).

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        No, not the last season for Lena. Cersei was basically written out! So sad.

      • Becks1 says:

        Lena Heady totally deserves an award for her work on that show over the entire course of it. Last season – meh, her character didn’t do a whole lot, But over the whole series……wow. She was incredible. She made me hate Cersei and yet have sympathy for her at times.

        I think Peter Dinklage was excellent as Tyrion, it wasn’t his fault his lines sucked, lol.

  8. Allz says:

    I hope Catherine O’Hara wins, Schitt’s Creek is amazing and she’s pure gold in it.

  9. Léna says:

    Best ensemble is for the best cast right?
    So I don’t think Joker got snubbed in any way since it is mostly about one character…

  10. Nikomikaelx says:

    Parasite was so good, easily the best movie of the year and the acting was great too.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Here is hoping Parasite wins best ensemble because that cast was perfection.


  12. Jadedone says:

    So glad that Schitts creek and Handmaids tale is getting love but sad that Jharrel Jerome didnt get a nod, he was heartbreakingly good in when they see us.

  13. A says:

    Here’s your friendly reminder that Russell Crow killed a Harvey Weinstein exposé in 2004 and now he’s nominated for playing Roger Ailes. I got no words for this.

  14. Valiantly Varnished says:

    And once again When They See Us is completely ignored. GOT deserves NADA nominations. This awards season is shaping up to be complete garbage. At least Lupita got a nom

    • Nikomikaelx says:

      Jharrel Jerome did get nominated for when they see us for best actor in limited series.

    • Nikomikaelx says:

      I agree with you, but i think its because its a limited series? None of the nominations were from miniseries?
      Happy that at least one nom, they got 5 nominations in Critic choice award ! It didn’t get posted here.

  15. Elaine Stritch says:

    AHHH SCHITT’S CREEK!!!! Hooray!

  16. Kco says:

    Where the F is Regina King for Watchmen!? She’s SO GOOD in this series!

  17. Nikomikaelx says:

    BTW Jharrel Jerome did get nominated for when they see us for best actor in limited series. I don’t know why the nominations for limited series aren’t here.

  18. thaisajs says:

    I’m going to argue in favor of Adam Driver over Joaquin Phoenix. Not on the merits (because I haven’t had time to watch Marriage Story on Netflix yet and I wasn’t interested in seeing the Joker.) But Adam seems to play the game more. He shows up at awards shows, smiles and makes nice with people, even if he doesn’t seem that jazzed about being there. Joaquin barely shows up most of the time. That’s been happening for years. I know that the awards are supposed to be about the merits, but I wonder if all the work Driver has done over the years to just show up will make a difference.

    • a reader says:

      Joker was awful!

      I must be the only person in the entire world who despised Joaquin’s performance. Much like the film itself, I found it to be an extremely self-indulgent exercise in narcissism. His character felt like a caricature of someone with mental health issues. That stupid laugh he effects during the film felt so fake to me.

      I am bracing myself for him to win all the awards that he should’ve gotten for his performance in Walk the Line.

    • Normades says:

      I’m going to argue for JP and not on merits. He’s been a serious movie star for years before Driver came along and is often considered the actor of his generation. He’s due, and that means a lot to the academy. Also JP seems to have really changed since being with Rooney Mara, he seems way more willing to play the game and she seems ready to play it for him too.

    • Léna says:

      I’ll argue in favor of JP too. I don’t care if he plays the game or not, more props to him if he wins without making too big of campaign. His performance was chilling, disturbing. Incredible.

  19. Elle says:

    Why is Laura Dern a nemesis?

  20. Anne says:

    Scarlett is a double nominee ugh!!!! I don’t understand all this love for Jojo Rabbit. The Farewell and Little Women were right there. Loved all the noms for Barry, Mrs Maisel and Fleabag, but where’s Succession in the drama category?

    • Lipreng says:

      Jojo Rabbit was such a strangely paced, awkwardly written film. I really don’t understand the love for it and I am a big Waititi fan. I thought Scarlett was great in it though.

  21. OG Cleo says:

    Surprised no Best Ensemble for “Knives Out“! I adore all the “Parasite” love, it’s the best film about class inequality I’ve seen. Although “Us” was a huge disappointment for me, Lupita was incredible in her roles and deserves to be nominated.

    • Courtney B says:

      That stunned me. I thought it would win and not even nominated. I thought it had the best ensemble top to bottom. Jojo Rabbit instead? I can’t even think of an actor singled out in the reviews. Same with a lot of these films. Best picture I could see because it’s all around but 5he SAG is strictly acting. I can’t see any of these films, save The Irishman, who have had so many praises of the overall acting. Bombshell for instance has really only had Charlize with other performances considered eh. I’d have put it ahead instead of any of these films. I’m still mad Chris Evans isn’t getting more attention since he was singled out in like 95% of the reviews as a standout. Plus it’s a huge, well liked hit.

    • Tiffany says:

      The movie just came out a couple of weeks ago so it could be that it did not make the deadline for voting.

    • A says:

      Knives Out snub shocked me as well cause I was sure they were going to take that Best Ensemble award.

  22. Angela82 says:

    Yay ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and Parasite’. That is all.

    Maybe its just me but I am not excited about the GoT noms. The ending was so bad I just want to repress it for all eternity.

  23. Normades says:

    No Awkwafina. Boo!

  24. DiegoInSF says:

    I’m fine with everything as long JLo gets nominated and ultimately wins!

  25. Marianne says:

    Im really happy that Lupita and Taron managed to get in. Hopefully this boosts their Oscars chances.

  26. Peanutbuttr says:

    I just wish there was a way to recognize the puppeteers and voice actors in Dark Crystal Age of Resistance. Episode 6 where The would be queen (voiced by Gugu Mbatha Raw and performed by Helena Smee) is sobbing over the death of her mother and then the next minute desecrates her body was one of the most heartbreaking moments. And then later in the same episode, where she faces off Lena Headey’s character, did a much better job at making a mad queen like descent believable than GoT ever did.

  27. Case says:

    The SAG Awards are my favorite. I love that it’s all about the actors acknowledging their peers — I think it seems like the highest honor, honestly. SO happy that Lupita and Andrew Scott were nominated. Also thrilled Billy Crudup is nominated — he is so bizarrely mesmerizing in The Morning Show. I think I’m watching purely for him at this point. One of my favorite performances of the year.

    Just watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last night and loved it. Leo in particular was fantastic, but I’m a Tarantino and Leo fan. I’m sure I’ll end up pulling for Adam once I watch Marriage Story, though, because he’s also excellent in everything and a more likable human.

    I have to say it’s pretty awesome that two Oscar hopefuls are accessible on Netflix. I try to watch as many nominated films as I can before the Oscars, but it’s sometimes difficult (and pricey) to find places to watch or rent them.

  28. Meg says:

    Barry is so so great im really pulling for them for best ensemble

  29. TG says:

    Despite the INCEL smears directed at Joker I hope Joaquin wins. He’s a great actor and a great guy.

  30. A.Key says:

    Parasite all the way. That film is a proper masterpiece.

  31. msd says:

    SAG is super pedestrian. I mean, the awards night may be fun but they make lame choices in general. They’re starf***ers, slow on the uptake, often give the same people awards over and over, and make some truly idiotic popularity-contest choices. You could say the same about the Globes or Emmys but their actual taste is better and they sometimes make adventurous choices.

  32. not so gullible says:

    Michelle Williams in Fosse Verdon was everything! She absolutely deserved a nod