Screen Actors Guild 2016: Nominations–Emily Blunt, Biggest Surprise

The SAG Awards are the only major awards show that honor only actors, and are voted on by fellow actors, SAG-AFTRA members.

The 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards will air at 8 p.m. EST, January 29, 2017 on TNT/TBS.

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX Shutterstock (5490254a) Screen Actors Guild Awards statue 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations, Los Angeles, America - 09 Dec 2015

Emily Blunt, “The Girl on the Train”

Despite mixed to negative critical reaction overall, Emily Blunt, the talented British actress earned admiration for her work as a struggling alcoholic in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestseller.

The movie, its director, and actress Blunt have been shut out of all previous awards.  Nor have their names appeared on any prediction lists made by the industry’s Oscar gurus.

Blunt’s inclusion on this list is particularly surprising, considering how tough the actress race is this year.