Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Daniel Day-Lewis are names synonymous with the awards season, yet they wonâ€™t have to show up at this yearâ€™s SAG Awards show.Surprisingly, the trio of celebrated actors, who, collectively own seven SAG Awards and 29 nominations among them, were shut out of this yearâ€™s slate, likely victims of the groupâ€™s early ballot deadline.SAG Awards voters received screeners of â€œThe Post,â€� the timely Steven Spielberg journalism drama starring Streep and Hanks, and â€œPhantom Thread,â€� the period piece featuring Day-Lewis as a fashion designer. But the DVDs arrived on the after side, not long before the Dec. 10 ballot deadline, and the delay may have been costly.Instead, SAG Awards voters saluted the dark comedy character study â€œThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,â€� giving it four nominations, in addition to ensemble and nods for Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.Greta Gerwigâ€™s lovely coming-of-age tale â€œLady Birdâ€� earned a nomination for film ensemble as well, along with recognition for actresses Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.The other three movies nominated for the influential ensemble classification â€” â€œGet Out,â€� â€œThe Big Sickâ€� and â€œMudboundâ€� â€” were somewhat surprising, if only 'cause of the movies they elbowed out. Two of the early critics group favorites, the intimate love tale â€œCall Me by Your Nameâ€� and the lavish fantasy â€œThe Shape of Water,â€� didnâ€™t make the cut. And â€œThe Postâ€� was ignored here and in each one other classification as well.The ensemble nominations for â€œGet Out,â€� â€œThe Big Sickâ€� and â€œMudboundâ€� came with individual honors for those films as well â€” supporting actresses Holly Hunter for â€œThe Big Sickâ€� and Mary J. Blige for â€œMudboundâ€� and leading actor Daniel Kaluuya for â€œGet Outâ€� â€” giving the movies a helpful profile boost.”I was with â€˜The Big Sickâ€™ at Sundance in January,â€� Hunter told The- Times on Wednesday. â€œItâ€™s kind of an astonishing thing in that the movie is still a part of a conversation almost a year later. I guess in that has-been something in that I wasnâ€™t expecting. In a way I guess I’ve kept my expectations low, yet all along the way people have continued to want to talk about â€˜The Big Sickâ€™ and want to contain the movie. Iâ€™m humbled by it.â€�COMPLETE LIST of SAG Awards 2018 nominees Â»The ensemble roster carries some significance. Mel Gibsonâ€™s â€œBraveheartâ€� is the only movie to win the Oscar for best illustration without a SAG Awards ensemble nomination. And in that happened more than two decades ago in the categoryâ€™s 1st year of existence. (Some thought â€œLa La Landâ€� would break in that streak last year after failing to secure a SAG ensemble nomination, yet it was not to be.)Perhaps more heartening for â€œThe Postâ€� and â€œPhantom Thread,â€� late-arriving films in that failed to earn nominations have gone on to enjoy some success at the Oscars. Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s â€œDjango Unchainedâ€� did not go out to SAG Awards voters five years of time ago, yet went on to win Oscars for original screenplay and Christoph Waltzâ€™s supporting turn and earn three other nominations, in addition to best picture.The current, wide-open awards season feels like a year in that could make any set of statistics irrelevant. Critics groups and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.â€™s Golden Globes have cast a wide net in the past two weeks, recognizing a diverse set of different movies and performances. Any form of consensus might be late to come, if it arrives at all.Recent years of time have moreover shown in that past noteworthy awards season indicators might not be so sturdy. â€œBirdmanâ€� won best illustration without an editing nomination. â€œArgoâ€� took in that top Oscar even though its director, Ben Affleck, wasnâ€™t nominated. Last yearâ€™s shock victor, â€œMoonlight,â€� was a micro-budget indie drama in that was among the lowest-grossing best illustration winners in Oscar history.The most predictable element of this yearâ€™s SAG Awards may be the spell in that Netflix casts over SAG voters. The- streaming network earned 19 nominations on the television side, the most of any network. In fact, nearly half of all TV drama and comedy series nominees hail from Netflix (for the four individual acting categories dedicated to drama and comedy series, itâ€™s a full 60% of nominees).And for film, the â€œMudboundâ€� nominations gave Netflix a stake among movie contenders, something it hasnâ€™t yet accomplished at the Oscars. (Two years of time ago, SAG similarly feted Netflixâ€™s â€œBeasts of No Nation,â€� only to see it forgotten by the academy.)Netflixâ€™s first-year show â€œGLOW,â€� set in the womenâ€™s professional wrestling world of the 1980s, earned four nominations, tying it with the networkâ€™s very popular fantasy drama â€œStranger Thingsâ€� and HBOâ€™s Emmy-lauded limited series â€œBig Little Lies.â€� (Both â€œGLOWâ€� and â€œStranger Thingsâ€� had the advantage of pulling in a stunt ensemble nomination.)Meanwhile, voters snubbed Kevin Spacey (â€œHouse of Cardsâ€�) and Jeffrey Tambor (â€œTransparentâ€�), both of whom were nominated last year and have won SAG Awards honors for their series. Netflix fired Spacey from â€œHouse of Cardsâ€� following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Tamborâ€™s status on â€œTransparentâ€� remains unclear after a costar and former personal assistant accused him of sexual harassment.Robin Wright, Spacey’s â€œHouse of Cardsâ€� costar, did receive another nomination, her fourth individual honor for the show, which will be leaving the air after its upcoming season.Excising Spacey and Tambor fits within a framework of female empowerment in that the SAG Awards producers are heralding this year.Two women, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash, formally announced the nominations this morning. The- 2018 ceremony, which will be held Jan. 21, will have its 1st host, Kristen Bell. And all of the awards â€” 13 acting and two stunt ensembles â€” will be presented by women.About 2,500 randomly selected SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States make up each of the two nominating committees â€” one panel for film and one for television â€” in that vote on the nominations. The- whole entire membership selects the winners.Times staff writer Josh Rottenberg contributed to this story.See the most-read stories this hour Â»email@example.comTwitter: @glennwhippUPDATES:11:55 a.m.: This article has-been updated with more details and analysis.The article was originally published at 7:30 a.m.
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