2017 SAG Award Nominations Announced: Manchester by the Sea, Game of Thrones Lead

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Often an interesting Oscar bellwether, the SAG Awards announced their 2017 nominations Wednesday morning. The Screen Actors Guild is the largest guild in the film industry, and the awards honor film, television and stunt performances by actors.

SAG is composed of nearly 200,000 members, including film and television performers, radio personalities and other commercial media professionals. The nominations are selected by a randomly drawn committee that reviews For Your Consideration materials and votes on the final nominees. Final balloting is then opened up to all members.

In this year’s batch of nominees, Manchester by the Sea leads with four nominations, including best ensemble cast. Manchester will compete in that category against the casts of Captain Fantastic, Moonlight, Fences and Hidden Figures.

Mahershala Ali was the only actor to receive three nominations, one for his supporting performance in Moonlight, and two more for best ensemble with the casts of Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

On the TV side, Game of Thrones led the pack alongside several new shows, including Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown and The People v. O.J. Simpson, each of which earned three nominations.

The SAG Awards tend to be predictive of the acting races at the Oscars, where actors make up the largest voting body. Check out the full list of nominees below.

23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck  as Lee Chandler – Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss – Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate)
Ryan Gosling as Sebastian – La La Land (Lionsgate)
Viggo Mortensen as Ben – Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)
Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson – Fences (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams  as Louise Banks – Arrival (Paramount Pictures)
Emily Blunt as Rachel – The Girl on the Train (Universal Pictures)
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy – Jackie (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Emma Stone as Mia – La La Land (Lionsgate)
Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins – Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali as Juan – Moonlight (A24)
Jeff Bridges as Marcus Hamilton – Hell or High Water (CBS Films)
Hugh Grant as St. Clair Bayfield – Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures)
Lucas Hedges as Patrick Chandler – Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley – Lion (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis as Rose Maxson – Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Naomie Harris as Paula – Moonlight (A24)
Nicole Kidman as Sue Brierley – Lion (The Weinstein Company)
Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Michelle Williams as Randi Chandler – Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)
Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
Moonlight (A24)

Television Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Riz Ahmed as Nasir “Naz” Khan – The Night Of (HBO)
Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden – The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX Networks)
Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson – All the Way (HBO)
John Turturro as John Stone – The Night Of (HBO)
Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran – The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX Networks)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bryce Dallas Howard as Lacie – Black Mirror (Netflix)
Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham – American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark – The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX Networks)
Kerry Washington as Anita Hill – Confirmation (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson – This Is Us (NBC)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones (HBO)
John Lithgow as Winston Churchill – The Crown (Netflix)
Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson – Mr. Robot (USA Network)
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood – House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown Eleven – Stranger Things (Netflix)
Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II – The Crown (Netflix)
Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay – Westworld (HBO)
Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers – Stranger Things (Netflix)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood – House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson – Black-ish (ABC)
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy – Modern Family (ABC)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher – Shameless (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman – Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer – Veep (HBO)
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown (Netflix)
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece/PBS)
 Game of Thrones (HBO)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
  The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Black-ish (ABC)
 Modern Family (ABC)
 Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

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