‘Oppenheimer’ leads the chorus for SAG nominations


Shortly after its wins at this year’s Golden Globes, director Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster, Oppenheimergarnered another slew of nominations at this year’s Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) awards event.

More than 120,000 members of Hollywood’s acting actors’ union honor SAG winners for film and television roles, and are considered an important precursor to the Academy Awards.

Oppenheimer was nominated this year in the categories of best actor for Cillian Murphy, best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr., best supporting actress for Emily Blunt as well as best outstanding performance by a cast.

Barbie – the other (pink) half of last year’s so-called “Barbenheimer” box office explosion, own Barbie and Ken, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, as well as the entire cast, also garnered nominations.

This surreal comedy based on the world’s most popular doll was also nominated for its daring stunts.

Other celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti will compete against Murphy and Robbie respectively for the statuettes for best actor and actress.

Lily Gladstone also has a SAG nomination for her role Killers of the Flower Moon loose, shortly after she made history at the Golden Globes as the first actress of Native American descent to be named Best Actress.

Succession-actors Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Brian Cox and Matthew Macfadyen were all nominated in the television categories. Both Macfadyen and Culkin took home Golden Globes statuettes this past weekend.

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki was also nominated for her role as Princess Diana in the final installment of the Netflix hit, The Crown.

This year, the SAG Awards will also be shown worldwide on Netflix for the first time – a first for American awards events that are often broadcast on television channels.

Check out the full nomination list here.

Additional resources: The Hollywood Reporter, BBC.