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‘The Big Sick’ Star Kumail Nanjiani Reacts To His SAG Awards Nomination: ‘It’s Truly An Overwhelming Feeling’

Kumail Nanjiani is reacting to his Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in “The Big Sick”. Speaking with Et Canada on Facebook Live on Wednesday, the 39-year-old actor, who starred in, produced and co-wrote the romantic comedy with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, reveals his excitement after […]
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Tiffany Haddish, John Cho Join Ike Barinholtz’s ‘The Oath’

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Tiffany Haddish, John Cho Join Ike Barinholtz’s ‘The Oath’
Tiffany Haddish and John Cho have joined “The Oath,” written and directed by Ike Barinholtz, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, and Chris Ellis are also joining the cast of the film that marks Barinholtz’s directorial debut. QC Entertainment and UTA are co-representing the film for domestic sales. Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Andrew Robinson, David Stassen and Barinholtz will produce. Haddish will executive produce. Also Read: Jada Pinkett Smith Blasts 'Antiquated' Golden Globes for Tiffany Haddish, 'The Big Sick' Snubs
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‘Big Sick’s Michael Showalter & ‘Godless’ Scott Frank Among Advisors For Sundance Screenwriters Lab

‘Big Sick’s Michael Showalter & ‘Godless’ Scott Frank Among Advisors For Sundance Screenwriters Lab
Exclusive: The 2018 Sundance Film Festival is just over a month away, but some of the other work of the Robert Redford-founded organization is a little closer, and today the advisers, projects and fellows for the Screenwriters Lab were unveiled. At Sff 2017, The Big Sick director Michael Showalter was one of the toasts of Park City with the now-sag Award-nominated film, and now he is on board as adviser to the 16 budding screenwriters who will be immersed in the Sundance I…
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Tiffany Haddish Speaks Out After Jada Pinkett Smith Called Her Golden Globes Snub 'Racism'

Tiffany Haddish Speaks Out After Jada Pinkett Smith Called Her Golden Globes Snub 'Racism'
Tiffany Haddish isn't sweating her Golden Globes snub.

The 38-year-old actress took to Twitter to speak out after her Girls Trip co-star, Jada Pinkett Smith, slammed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not recognizing Haddish's performance in the movie. In a series of heated tweets on Tuesday, Pinkett Smith called the organization's actions racism.

Haddish, however, revealed on Tuesday that she wasn't concerned with the lack of a nomination, writing, "Thank all of y’all for your love and support, I don’t know or care much about snubs because I’m not nasty like that!! But I love my girl Jada and I love all of you! @jadapsmith @VanityFair #Sheready."

Pinkett Smith definitely didn't hold back while calling out the HFPA, claiming that they wouldn't even watch Girls Trip for Golden Globes consideration. A source with knowledge of the situation, meanwhile,told Et that Girls Trip was screened for the HFPA on July 18, and that the organization
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads SAG nominations by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-13 18:15:22

Front runner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) has announced its nominations for this season's awards, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has made a big impression with four nominations in three categories. Get Out and The Shape Of Water also have multiple nominations, building on their promise in the Golden Globes, despite being seen as outsiders before the season began.

The winners will be announced on 21 January.

The film award nominations in full:-

Best Ensemble Performance

The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress

Judi Dench, Victoria And Abdul Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name James Franco, The Disaster Artist Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actor

Steve Carell,
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Holly Hunter on ‘Humbling’ SAG Nom After Globes Snub: ‘To Hope Is Cool But to Expect — Deadly’

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Holly Hunter on ‘Humbling’ SAG Nom After Globes Snub: ‘To Hope Is Cool But to Expect — Deadly’
Holly Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award on Wednesday morning for her supportingrole in “The Big Sick,” an honor she calls “humbling” — shortly after the warmly-reviewed indie movie was snubbed by Golden Globes voters. “I guess I’m old enough now to fully have lived the reality of not expecting things,” Hunter told TheWrap about the film’s Globes snub. “To hope is cool but to expect — deadly.” The SAG nod is especially sweet, she said, because: “Recognition from your peers is a particular kind of humbling thing. Actors know in a way that no one else knows.
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SAG Awards Nominations Continue Strong Diversity Showing

SAG Awards Nominations Continue Strong Diversity Showing
Wednesday’s SAG Awards nominations showed plenty of diversity as the actors union continued supporting movies and television shows with multi-racial casts — as they have in recent awards seasons.

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” scored nominations for ensemble cast and for Mary J. Blige in the supporting actress categories even though Netflix gave the Mississippi-based movie only a cursory theatrical release last month. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” found plenty of traction with a cast nomination and a best actor nod for Daniel Kaluuya — even though the film opened 10 months ago.

The Big Sick,” based on Kumail Nanjiani’s true-life romance with his wife, took a cast nomination. And there were two surprise nominations in the supporting categories — Hong Chau for “Downsizing” and Denzel Washington for “Roman J. Israel Esq.” Washington won the 2016 SAG Best Actor category for “Fences.” Chau also received a Golden Globe nom for supporting actress.

On the television side, “Orange Is the New Black,” “[link
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Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017: ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, but ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Has Strong Showing as Well

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017: ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, but ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Has Strong Showing as Well
Lady Bird” won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards last night, taking home Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), and Most Promising Filmmaker (Greta Gerwig) from the Windy City. “Call Me by Your Name” had a strong showing as well, picking up prizes for Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet, who also won Most Promising Performer) and Best Supporting Screenplay.

Christopher Dunkirk was named Best Director for his work on “Dunkirk,” with Willem Dafoe of “The Florida Project” winning yet another Best Supporting Actor laurel and Jordan Peele being honored with Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out.” Full list of winners below.

Read More:2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Wins Both Best Picture and Best Actor

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Guillermo Del Toro
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SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?

SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?
On Monday night, “The Big Sick” team might have thought all those months of relentless awards campaigning were a waste. A Norman Lear-hosted post-screening party became an inadvertent wake for a disappointed Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily B. Gordon, and filmmaker Michael Showalter after the morning’s total snub by the Golden Globes.

Little more than 24 hours later, they have real reason to celebrate. The Amazon/Lionsgate comedy landed Film Ensemble and Supporting Actress nods from the SAG nominating committee — and that’s way more significant and predictive of ultimate Oscar support.

However, the shocker of the morning was Steven Spielberg’s supposedly powerful journalism valentine “The Post” was not only missing in action for Ensemble, but missing altogether: no Meryl Streep, no Tom Hanks. One explanation is that by breaking after Thanksgiving, both “The Post” and also-shunned “Phantom Thread” (no Daniel Day-Lewis!) weren’t seen by enough of the 2,500-member SAG nominating committee,
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SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?

SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?
On Monday night, “The Big Sick” team might have thought all those months of relentless awards campaigning were a waste. A Norman Lear-hosted post-screening party became an inadvertent wake for a disappointed Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily B. Gordon, and filmmaker Michael Showalter after the morning’s total snub by the Golden Globes.

Little more than 24 hours later, they have real reason to celebrate. The Amazon/Lionsgate comedy landed Film Ensemble and Supporting Actress nods from the SAG nominating committee — and that’s way more significant and predictive of ultimate Oscar support.

However, the shocker of the morning was Steven Spielberg’s supposedly powerful journalism valentine “The Post” was not only missing in action for Ensemble, but missing altogether: no Meryl Streep, no Tom Hanks. One explanation is that by breaking after Thanksgiving, both “The Post” and also-shunned “Phantom Thread” (no Daniel Day-Lewis!) weren’t seen by enough of the 2,500-member SAG nominating committee,
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Jada Pinkett Smith Criticizes Hollywood Foreign Press for “Girls Trip” Golden Globes Snub

Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip

Girls Trip” made more than $115 million at the domestic box office — from a budget of $19 million — and its breakoug star Tiffany Haddish is fast becoming one of the most in-demand comic performers. Despite the film’s commercial and critical success (including an 89 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes), the comedy failed to nab any Golden Globe nominations. The lack of love from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization responsible for the Globes, came as an unwelcome surprise to a lot of people, including “Girls Trip” actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pinkett Smith used Twitter to take the HFPA to task, but not for failing to nominate “Girls Trip” and Haddish. She called them out for refusing to see the film. “I’m not upset about @TiffanyHaddish or @GirlsTripMovie not getting a nom…
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SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
This year’s Oscar race is still as undecided as a swing state voter. On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild nominations failed to offer much clarity. Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led with four nominations, more than any other film. However, other sure bets — such as “Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Post” — were left out of the best SAG ensemble category, usually a predicator of things to come at the Academy Awards.

On the TV side, the SAG Awards has a spotty track record when it comes to recognizing new shows. Last year, the group embraced “Stranger Things” (and did so again). This year, it also bestowed plenty of love to “Glow” and “Ozark,” two of the buzziest shows from Netflix. But in doing so, it snubbed critically acclaimed new offerings like Amazon’s “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as well as Showtime’s “Smilf” — both of which picked up multiple Golden Globe nominations.

The
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SAG Award Nominations Scorecard: Fox Searchlight, Netflix Top List

SAG Award Nominations Scorecard: Fox Searchlight, Netflix Top List
The 2018 SAG Awards nominees were announced Wednesday, and Fox Searchlight and Netflix led the scoreboard for film and television distributors.

Fox Searchlight landed 7 film nominations, while Netflix scored 19 for television and two for film. Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” carried film with four and three nods, respectively. In television, “Big Little Lies,” “Stranger Things,” and “Glow” each picked up four mentions.

Here’s the full list of SAG Award nominations. Kristen Bell will host the 24th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 21. The ceremony, recognizing top performances in television and film, will air live on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Below is a quantified breakdown of which films, series, studios, and networks collected the most accolades Wednesday morning:
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SAG Awards’ Winners and Losers: ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Get Out’ Get a Boost, ‘The Post’ Doesn’t

SAG Awards’ Winners and Losers: ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Get Out’ Get a Boost, ‘The Post’ Doesn’t
Daniel Kaluuya from “Get Out” is a legitimate Oscar contender. Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis are not as invincible as we think. And the Oscar winner for Best Picture will be “The Big Sick,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “Mudbound” or “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Those are among the conclusions that you could reach based on Wednesday morning’s Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which dealt a blow to a few presumed frontrunners and just might have put a handful of smaller films in the driver’s seat at the Oscars. Remember, last year at this time lots of pundits (including.
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SAG Awards: Are ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ Your New Oscar Frontrunners?

SAG Awards: Are ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ Your New Oscar Frontrunners?
If you’re obsessed with following statistics — as many awards-watchers are wont to be, seeing the season as far more scientific than it actually is — then the best picture race just got narrowed to five contenders Wednesday morning.

The Screen Actors Guild nominees for best performance by a cast in a motion picture were “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Mudbound,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” No film in 22 years has won the best picture Oscar without also being nominated for this prize. (For the 1995 awards, “Braveheart” won the Oscar while “Apollo 13” took most guild honors, including SAG’s cast award.)

This idea took on considerable heft last year, when “La La Land” — largely a two-hander without much of an ensemble to really nominate — was left off the list, while the eventual Oscar winner, “Moonlight,” was among the nominees. And the logic more or less tracks: If actors, who comprise
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SAG Awards 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Fargo’ Come Up Empty, ‘Glow’ and ‘Ozark’ Shine

SAG Awards 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Fargo’ Come Up Empty, ‘Glow’ and ‘Ozark’ Shine
Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn unveiled the 2018 SAG Awards nominations with casual bursts of joy and humor Wednesday morning, and the list of TV nominations seems to reflect their devil-may-care attitude. There were plenty of sweet surprises and thus plenty of stunning snubs.

From series that performed beyond expectations — like “Glow” and “Ozark” — to shows that somehow didn’t make the cut — like “The Deuce” and “Fargo” — the TV nods require a bit of breaking down to make sense of it all.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of shows and performers that had their expectations dashed, and others who got the one good surprise phone call so early in the morning. These are the snubs and surprises of 2018:

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Snubs:

The Deuce”: David Simon and George Pelecanos’s HBO drama was a strong contender for ensemble and both lead categories, but the series,
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Out! The Biggest Snubs & Surprises of SAG Award Nominations

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Out! The Biggest Snubs & Surprises of SAG Award Nominations
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild award nominations, which were announced Wednesday morning by Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash, are one of the telling previews for who will have a shot at a coveted Academy Award — but it wouldn’t be awards season without some curveballs.

Were your favorite movies and TV shows overlooked? See the breakdown of the biggest surprises and oversights from this year’s SAG Awards nominations below.

Film

Surprise The Big Sick makes a rebound

After getting shut out completely from the Golden Globe Award nominations Monday, the feel-good comedy made a swift rebound, netting two nominations for
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2018 SAG Awards Nominees Include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and ‘The Big Sick’

2018 SAG Awards Nominees Include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and ‘The Big Sick’
The road to the Oscars is paved with a dozen other awards ceremonies, all them celebrating the best in film and television and all them loaded with politics and vendettas and personal backbiting. Sure, this is a time for everyone in the industry to come together and celebrate a great year in cinema, but it […]

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Leads 24th SAG Award Nominations

The nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Dec. 13 by Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, kicking off a new, exciting phase of Hollywood’s awards races. Honoring the most award-worthy efforts of the big and small screens in the calendar year of 2017, the 15 SAG Award categories are the industry’s only accolades given to and voted upon by actors. Leading the pack of film nominees was Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” earning, in addition to the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor, individual recognition for leading actress Frances McDormand and supporting actors Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. A24’s “Lady Bird” received nominations for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, as well as the ensemble honor; that category was rounded out by “The Big Sick” (Amazon Studios), “Mudbound” (Netflix), and “Get Out
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