It’s time for another round of Hollywood actors recognizing each other with awards for excellence in film and TV, as the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been revealed.
At a key moment heading into Oscar nominations on Jan. 23, Barbie and Oppenheimer scored the most nominations from the guild, with four each — including for Motion Picture ensemble and individual performances by Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt.
Surprising nominations and omissions among the film nominees included Killers of the Flower Moon ‘s Leonardo DiCaprio sitting out the leading actor set, as did Fantasia Barrino among leading ladies for her work in The Color Purple, despite the musical receiving a nod for its overall cast. Penélope Cruz’s work in Ferrari also appeared as a surprise nominee for her supporting performance in the film.
On the TV side, the final season of HBO’s Succession scored five overall nominations, with other major nominees being Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey from The Last of Us, Quinta Brunson of Abbott Elementary, and several stars of Ted Lasso.
Barbie star Issa Rae — who became a double nominee for her work as part of the Barbie and American Fiction ensembles — and Welcome to Chippendale’s actor Kumail Nanjiani announced the nominees via Instagram Live, with this year’s SAG Awards nominations falling after a monumental year for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the industry’s largest union, which went on strike for four months from July to November, until a new deal was secured with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Fran Drescher, who helped lead the guild through the strike, also delivered remarks during the announcement.
For the first time in recent years, SAG’s nominations crossed over with Emmys season, as the strike prompted the TV Academy to move its ceremony back from September 2023 to January 2024. Both entities tend to honor similar series and performances on TV, with past honorees and winners including casts for Orange Is the New Black, The White Lotus, Succession, and more.
Wednesday’s SAG Awards nominations also marked the first of Hollywood’s three most influential guilds that bestow annual awards leading up to the Oscars race. Following SAG’s announcement, the Directors Guild of America is set to unveil its film nominees, while the Producers Guild of America will announce its slate on Friday.
The SAG Awards are a key stepping stone on the road to Oscars glory, with the guild sharing heavy crossover with the Academy’s largest voting branch that eventually determines nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture — the last category of which the entire Academy votes on.
Last year, SAG’s winners lined up perfectly with the Academy’s, with Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, and Brendan Fraser all winning both the SAG Award and the Oscar for their respective performances, while Everything Everywhere All at Once won the SAG Ensemble prize before winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
As previously announced, Barbra Streisand will receive the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Feb. 24 SAG Awards ceremony, which will stream live for the first time on Netflix’s platform.
See the full list of 2024 SAG Awards nominations below.
Motion Picture cast
The Color Purple
Killers of the Flower Moon
Male Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction
Female Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture
Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things
Male Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture
Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction
Willem Dafoe, Poor Things
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey, Jr., Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Female Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture
Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Penélope Cruz, Ferrari
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One
Drama Series Ensemble
The Gilded Age
The Last of Us
The Morning Show
Comedy Series Ensemble
Only Murders in the Building
Male Actor in a TV movie or Miniseries
Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers
Jon Hamm, Fargo
David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Tony Shalhoub, Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie
Steven Yeun, Beef
Female Actor in a TV movie or Miniseries
Uzo Aduba, Painkiller
Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things
Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry
Bel Powley, A Small Light
Ali Wong, Beef
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Sarah Snook, Succession
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Bill Hader, Barry
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
The Last of Us