Netflix projects earn an impressive 17 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations

2017 screen actors guild awards nominees award
Awards season is in full swing, with the major television and film organizations rolling out their nominees from the past year of projects and performances. The nominations for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were among those announced this week, and its pool of nominees offers an interesting take on how the medium of television — and movies, to a lesser degree — is changing and evolving.

Projects produced (or co-produced) by streaming video services Netflix and Amazon Studios account for 22 of the nominations on this year’s list of SAG Awards nominees across television and film, and nearly half of the nominations from the world of television.

This year’s SAG Award nominees were announced by Chicago P.D. and One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush and Selma and Wanted actor Common during a ceremony in West Hollywood. Netflix projects and their cast members accounted for 17 nominations total, while Amazon Studios netted four nominations for the cast of Manchester by the Sea, a co-production with studio Roadside Attractions, as well as one nomination for its Transparent series.

After Netflix, the studio that found its cast members most frequently honored with nominations this year was HBO. The premium cable network earned 13 nominations for cast members in Game of ThronesThe Night Of, and Westworld, among other projects.

The ceremony announcing the winners of Screen Actors Guild Awards will be televised live Sunday, January 29, 2017. The broadcast will kick off at 8pm ET on the TNT and TBS networks.

The full list of nominees is as follows:


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling –“La La Land” 
Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic” 
Denzel Washington – “Fences”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams – “Arrival” 
Emily Blunt – “The Girl on the Train”
Natalie Portman – “Jackie” 
Emma Stone – “La La Land” 
Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” 
Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Lucas Hedges– “Manchester by the Sea”
DevPatel – “Lion”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis – “Fences” 
Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” 
Nicole Kidman – “Lion” 
Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures” 
Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Captain Fantastic
Hidden Figures 
Manchester by the Sea


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of” (HBO)
Sterling K. Brown – “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)
Bryan Cranston – “All the Way” (HBO)
John Turturro – “The Night Of” (HBO)
Courtney B. Vance – “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bryce Dallas Howard – “Black Mirror” (Netflix)
Felicity Huffman – “American Crime” (ABC)
Audra McDonald– “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” (HBO)
Sarah Paulson– “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This is Us” (NBC)
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
John Lithgow – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot” (USA Network)
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)
Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Robin Wright – “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” (ABC)
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Ty Burrell– “Modern Family” (ABC)
William H. Macy– “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent” (Amazon)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Jane Fonda – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” (HBO)
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown” (Netflix)
Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece/PBS)
Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
Modern Family” (ABC)
Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Veep” (HBO)


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“Captain America: Civil War” 
“Doctor Strange” 
“Hacksaw Ridge” 
“Jason Bourne” 
“Nocturnal Animals”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Marvel’s Daredevil” (Netflix)
“Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix)
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)
“Westworld” (HBO)


53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin

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