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Let awards season begin!
Nominated celebrities include Will Smith for King Richard, Lady Gaga for House of Gucci, Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Andrew Garfield for Tick, Tick … Boom!, Bradley Cooper for Licorice Pizza, Jennifer Hudson for Respect and Kirsten Dunst for The Power of the Dog.
On the television side are Margaret Qualley for Maid, Oscar Isaac for Scenes From a Marriage, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show, Cynthia Erivo for Genius: Aretha and Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong for Succession.
What makes the nods all the more exciting is that historically, the SAG Awards have been a reliable predictor of Oscar nominations. The acting categories are particularly noteworthy, as only three actors have ever gone on to win an Academy Award without a SAG mention since the Guild's inaugural awards show in 1995.
See how stars are reacting to their nominations below.
The 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Macall Polay/NETFLIXAndrew Garfield, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Tick, Tick… Boom!
"This honor and recognition from my peers and friends in the Screen Actors Guild means more than I'm able to express," the actor said in a statement. "Anyone with a SAG card feels and knows the story of Jonathan Larson in tick, tick…BOOM! because it is their story. It's the story of an artist longing to express themself, an artist longing to sing as much of their song as possible while they are here alive and breathing. It's a story about longing to bring our gifts to the world; about following the thread of our destiny in the face of failure and rejection."
Garfield continued, "I'm grateful to the SAG voters for this encouragement to continue to follow my own thread of life. I'm mostly grateful to them for giving Jonathan Larson more life. For giving him his flowers and helping to keep his spirit alive for the world to hear more of his life affirming song. I share this honor with my genius director, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and this most incredible ensemble cast of actors, singers, dancers and creators. We are a true community and none of this could happen without everyone's unique giftedness and heart. Thank you from the very bottom of my overflowing heart."
HuluElisabeth Moss, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, The Handmaid's Tale
"What wonderful news this morning!" Moss said in a statement. "Safely making Season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale during the ongoing pandemic was a challenging undertaking but we are so incredibly proud of what we accomplished and receiving these SAG Award nominations is a beautiful cherry on top. I'm most especially thrilled for our cast nomination as I am lucky enough to work alongside some of the best actors in the business and I will never tire of seeing them acknowledged. Seeing them work through the lens as a director this season gave me an entirely new love and appreciation for them as artists and who they are as people. They lift me and the crew up every day!"
Noh Juhan / NetflixLee Jung-jae, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In a Drama Series, Squid Game
"I am speechless and beyond excited to be nominated, not just individually but for our entire Squid Game team!" the actor said in a statement. "I vividly remember the precious moments we shared together, putting in all the hard work to film the intense six rounds of games. On top of the unforgettable memories we shared, today's SAG Awards nominations will forever be remembered as a precious and touching moment. Thank you so much to the members of SAG-AFTRA. I am also so humbled and want to share this moment with all the fans of Squid Game who have faith in justice and love, we as people cherish."