Screen Actors Guild 2017: Tale of Two Streaming Giants, One Successful, the Other Flop

Hollywood 2017 is also a tale of two streaming giants, the relatively new players in the industry:

Netflix soared to the top with 16 Screen Actors Guild (SAG( nominations.

It was followed by HBO with 12.

In contrast, Amazon didn’t register with SAG voters, failing to secure even a single nomination for its original series,

The streamer did receive nominations on the film side, however. It earned an overall cast nod for “The Big Sick” and best supporting actress for Oscar winner Holly Hunter (“The Piano”).

Netflix Success

TV Series

Netflix has many hits, including the 1980s sci-fi “Stranger Things” (4 nominations), female-led wrestling drama “GLOW” (4 noms), British period piece “The Crown” (2), friendship comedy “Grace and Frankie” (2), prison-set ensemble dramedy “Orange Is the New Black” (2), and dark drama “Ozark” (2).

Acting Jeff Daniels also scored an acting nom for the western “Godless,” as did Aziz Ansari for “Master of None” and Robin Wright for political melodrama “House of Cards.”