Today’s SAG Awards nominations announcement was filled with more surprises than any I can remember. Here are the biggest stunners, snubs and pleasant surprises:
1 – Sylvester Stallone, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Jason Segel, Tom Hardy all left-out of the Actor in Supporting Role category.
2 – Every year one unexpected film seems to emerge with SAG voters. Clearly this year that film is “Trumbo”, with nominations going to Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and cast.
3 – Happiest for young Jacob Tremblay, who I was afraid was going to be forgotten by voters, and Michael Shannon, who I thought was going to be overlooked by voters.
4 – Mirren’s TWO nominations (also for April release “Women in Gold”). No one saw coming.
5 – Matt Damon, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson all left-out of Actor in Lead Role category.
6 – Michael Fassbender getting enough support to get a Lead Actor nomination for a “Steve Jobs” film that was completely ignored by moviegoers and the industry.
7 – Sarah Silverman’s Lead Actress nomination will have everyone (myself included) scrambling to find their “I Smile Back” screener. I know it’s here somewhere.
8 – Outstanding Cast nomination for “Straight Outta Compton”, but no individual acting nods. That’s a true ensemble.
9 – Jennifer Lawrence, the industry’s new Meryl Streep, ignored for her lead role in “Joy”.
10 – Movies that got completely snubbed: “Suffragette”, “Creed”, “Youth”, “Joy”, “Concussion”, “The Hateful Eight”
Here’s the safest bet of them all: Thursday’s Golden Globes nominations and Monday’s Critics Choice nominations will look at lot different.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.