2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Revealed: Barbie and Oppenheimer Lead the Pack

Los Angeles, CA – The nominations for the 2024 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards have been announced, signaling another round of recognition for Hollywood actors in film and TV. Two movies, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” emerged as the frontrunners with four nominations each, including nods for their ensemble casts and individual performances by actors such as Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt.

However, there were some surprising nominations and omissions among the film nominees. Leonardo DiCaprio did not receive a nomination for his work in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and Fantasia Barrino was overlooked for her role in “The Color Purple.” On the other hand, Penélope Cruz’s supporting performance in “Ferrari” was a surprise nominee.

On the television side, HBO’s final season of “Succession” received the most nominations with five. Other notable nominees include Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey from “The Last of Us,” Quinta Brunson from “Abbott Elementary,” and several stars from “Ted Lasso.”

The nominees for the 2024 SAG Awards were announced by “Barbie” star Issa Rae and “Welcome to Chippendale’s” actor Kumail Nanjiani via Instagram Live. This year’s nominations come after a significant year for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), as they went on strike for four months before reaching a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

The SAG Awards are a crucial stop on the road to the Oscars, as the nominations often align with the Academy’s choices for categories like Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture. Last year, the SAG Award winners perfectly matched the Academy’s winners in several categories.

Barbra Streisand will be honored with the 2024 SAG Life Achievement Award during the ceremony, which will be streamed live for the first time on Netflix’s platform.

The SAG Awards nominations mark the first of the three major guilds’ announcements leading up to the Oscars. The Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America will soon reveal their nominees as well.

Overall, the SAG Awards nominations give an indication of the actors and performances that may be recognized in the upcoming awards season, building anticipation for the Oscars’ race.