SAG Awards 2018: Snubs–Spielberg’s The Post Shut Out

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, the only awards show that only honors actors, will be held on January 21.

Here are the biggest snubs

SNUB: “Dunkirk”
Christopher Nolan’s war epic could be a frontrunner to win best picture at the Oscars. But the SAG nominations only gave the box office hit a single nomination for stunt team.

The last best picture winner that didn’t get nominated for best SAG ensemble was 1995’s “Braveheart.”

When last year’s “La La Land” got left out of the ensemble category, it signaled that it would eventually lose the top Oscar to “Moonlight.”

SNUB:  “The Post” in all categories

Spielberg’s chronicle of  good journalism and the Washington Post’s publishing of the Pentagon Papers screened late for guild members.  Not enough members of the SAG nominating committee saw it. Thus, the movie got left out of best ensemble, best actor for Tom Hanks, and best actress for Meryl Streep.

However, the movie should rebound with Oscar nominations, as Academy voters get screeners over the holidays.

SNUB: “The Shape of Water” for best ensemble
Guillermo Del Toro’s love story about a lonely woman and a monster picked up nominations for Sally Hawkins (best actress) and Richard Jenkins (best supporting actor).

After leading with 7 Globe nominations, the film failed to snatch the all-important SAG ensemble nomination.

The best picture Oscar will go to one of the following: “Lady Bird,” “Mubound,” or “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

SNUB: Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Sony Pictures Classics campaigned for Hammer as supporting actor for “Call Me by Your Name,” even though he shares the screen time as one of two lovers in Luca Guadagnino’s film.

SAG voters are stricter when it comes to category fudging. On the other hand, Steve Carell is the lead actor in “Battle of the Sexes,” and he was nominated for supporting actor.

SNUB: Jeffrey Tambour and Kevin Spacey

The series of sexual harassment allegations against both actors clearly had an impact on voting bodies–neither earned noms from either the HFPA or SAG.

SNUB: “Will and Grace” cast shut out except for Sean Hayes
The revival of “Will and Grace” has earned plenty of viewers, but despite its popularity on the awards circuit during its first incarnation, it’s not winning as much adulation from voters. Eric McCormack earned the cast’s sole Globe nom; Hayes earned the only SAG nom. And it didn’t make the cut for comedy ensemble.