The SAG Awards are about to look a lot more feminine.
The Kumail Nanjiani-starring Sundance breakout was ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday, but the Screen Actors Guild put the film firmly in the race Wednesday with not just a supporting actress nomination for costar Holly Hunter but one for best ensemble as well. Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama The Post was shut out entirely, including its lauded stars, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
SAG rounded out the list with comedy and stunt noms for the ensemble, as well as comedy actress for Brie and comedy actor for Maron.
Naturally, men will still be honored during the ceremony, with Morgan Freeman receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, and other men appearing on stage to introduce video clips from their nominated shows. Kristen Bell will serve as the host. One explanation is that by breaking after Thanksgiving, both "The Post" and also-shunned "Phantom Thread" (no Daniel Day-Lewis!) weren't seen by enough of the 2,500-member SAG nominating committee, which changes every year.
Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name; James Franco, The Disaster Artist; Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out; Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour; Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, ESQ. In movie field, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leads the pack with four nods, including best actress nomination for Frances McDormand, and best actor nods for Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
Actress in a TV movie or miniseries: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies; Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies; Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette And Joan; Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette And Joan; Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies. And Sterling K. Brown is up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Randall Pearson in the primetime series. A win for "GLOW" in the comedy ensemble category would be particularly big because it would mean taking out category heavyweight (and fellow Netflix comedy) "Orange Is the New Black", which won the last three consecutive years.