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The 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Highlights & Full List of Nominees

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Next up in the 2023 awards season are the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will air on Feb. 26th at 5 PM pacific / 8 PM eastern. Similar to the Golden Globes, this year’s awards bring some exciting changes to the ceremony, including a switch to Netflix. As they step into the world of live broadcasting, Netflix plans to live stream the awards on its YouTube channel.

The partnership between the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Netflix is promising, as the streaming service experiments with new features and award shows look to bring in viewers. Both Netflix and SAG have an opportunity to mix things up, hopefully providing a memorable ceremony for the audience.

The SAG Awards 2023: Nomination Highlights

The SAG Awards brings a competitive 2023 ceremony, as The Banshees of Inisherin and  Everything Everywhere All at Once both earned four nominations for acting. The films were also nominated for an ensemble award. Other notable nominees include NYFA Alum Bill Hader for his work on Barry, more nominations for Black Panther; Wakanda Forever for NYFA Guest Speakers Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, as well as an ensemble award for The Woman King, which featured NYFA Acting alum Masali Baduza.

Here is an overview of some of the nominations this year.

Barry

2023 SAG Nominations: 

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

NYFA alum Bill Hader was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes for Barry. Hader also writes, produces, and directs the show. NYFA Guest Speaker Henry Winkler is also a part of the Barry cast and was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series at the 2023 Golden Globes. Winkler paid our NYFA Los Angeles Campus a visit earlier this year to run a master class with our Acting for Film students.

The cast of The White Lotus: Sicily included Will Sharpe, NYFA Alum Aubrey Plaza, Meghann Fahy, and Theo James (pictured above.)

The White Lotus: Sicily

2023 SAG Nominations: 

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Jennifer Coolidge)

The White Lotus already took home Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jennifer Coolidge. While she was not nominated at the SAG Awards, Aubrey Plaza, an NYFA teen camp alum, was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television at the Golden Globes. Her character, Harper, is one of the many central characters in season two of the series.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

2023 SAG Nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Angela Bassett)
  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

At the Golden Globes, Marvel Studios and NYFA Guest Speakers Kevin Feige and Nate Moore were finally recognized for the Marvel films, as Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The film was nominated for two SAG awards as well, including another best actor nod for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. 

Nate Moore, a Producer on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Eternals, visited our campus this year and shared his experiences on NYFA’s Q&A List with Tova Laiter

Moore has been credited with developing Black superhero characters such as T’Challa and Falcon for the MCU, serving as the Executive Producer on the Disney+ limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Co-Producer on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Congratulations to Nate Moore, Kevin Feige, and the entire cast and crew of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on their win and nominations so far!

The Fabelmans

2023 SAG Nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Dano)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

A lot of successful filmmakers attribute their success to tenacity. One could say the same for legendary director and filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who fell in love with filmmaking at a young age and carried his dream into adulthood. At the Golden Globes, the film that told the story of his childhood, family, and first sparks of passion for film, The Fabelmans won Best Motion Picture – Drama. The NYFA Guest Speaker Spielberg also won Best Director. The film also stars NYFA alum Paul Dano and NYFA Guest Speaker Seth Rogen, rounding out the talented ensemble.

Fun fact: When Batman punches a thug at the beginning of the film, he says, “I’m vengeance!”. This is taken from Batman: The Animated Series (1992).

The Batman

2023 SAG Nominations:

  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Speaking of Dano, the NYFA alum also starred in the SAG nominee for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, The Batman. The Batman joins a long history of films depicting the winged crime fighter, with Dano starring as The Riddler. The all-star cast includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell as Penguin. 

The Carnival set in Elvis, filmed on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Elvis

2023 SAG Nominations:

  • Austin Butler – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler, who won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes this month, was also nominated for a SAG award. We’re so excited for the recognition of this fantastic film, as many of our NYFA Australia acting alum worked on Elvis, which was filmed in Gold Coast, Queensland. Shout out to Connor Barton, Lachlan Crane, Darcie Morris, and Darcy Worthington for their fantastic work on this film.

Viola Davis is the first Black actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting, winning an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony.

The Woman King

2023 SAG Nominations:

  • Viola Davis – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Another film that celebrated Black excellence in 2022 was the action-adventure epic The Woman King, which was nominated for one Golden Globe (Viola Davis, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama). The film is nominated for two SAG awards, recognizing Davis as well as the entire stunt ensemble. New York Film Academy AFA Acting for Film alum Masali Baduza played Fumbe, joining a stunning mostly Black cast that also includes John Boyega. Off-screen, Gina Prince-Bythewood was also dedicated to hiring Black women and women of color to work on the film.

Read More: A Two Front War: Blackness & Representation in ‘The Woman King’

 

Here is the full list of 2023 SAG nominees!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Steve Carrell – The Patient

Taron Egerton – Black Bird

Sam Elliott – 1883

Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird

Evan Peters – Dahmer

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Emily Blunt – The English

Jessica Chastain – George and Tammy

Julia Garner – Inventing Anna

Niecy Nash Betts – Dahmer

Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan – Barry

Bill Hader – Barry

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Jenna Ortega – Wednesday

Jean Smart – Hacks

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary

Barry

The Bear

Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Jeff Bridges – The Old Man

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Adam Scott – Severance

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown

Julia Garner – Ozark

Laura Linney – Ozark

Zendaya – Euphoria

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

Ozark

Severance

The White Lotus

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau – The Whale

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Dano – The Fabelmans

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett – Tár

Viola Davis – The Woman King

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Danielle Deadwyler – Till

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler  – Elvis

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Bill Nighy – Living

Adam Sandler – Hustle

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Women Talking

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

The Woman King

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Andor

The Boys

House of the Dragon

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Stranger Things

 

Want more on awards season? Check out our recap from the 2023 Golden Globes!

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