SAG Awards nominations: Barbenheimer, Succession and The Crown dominate – along with plenty of British talent | Ents & Arts News

Jan 10, 2024 | Entertainment, News

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Succession and Barbenheimer look set to continue their awards season prominence after they were named among the major nominees at this year’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. 

HBO TV drama Succession, about a ruthless business mogul and his children who are vying to take over from him, scored five nominations, including three in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series category for Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen.

Undated Handout Photo from Succession  Season 4. Pictured: Sarah Snook as Shiv, Kieran Culkin as Roman, Brian Cox as Logan Roy and Jeremy Strong as Kendall.
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The stars of Succession

Australian Elizabeth Debicki picked up a nomination for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown.

The Netflix show, which ended in December, was also nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie arrive for the European premiere of Barbie at Cineworld Leicester Square in London. Picture date: Wednesday July 12, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Barbie. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie at the European premiere of Barbie

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were nominated in each of their respective acting categories for Barbie, which was also nominated for outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture and outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Emily Blunt were all nominated for their roles in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

(left to right) Rami Malek, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt,Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy attend the UK premiere of Oppenheimer, at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square in London. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2023.
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The stars of Oppenheimer

Other British hopefuls include A Small Light’s Bel Powley, Carey Mulligan for Maestro and Bella Ramsey for The Last Of Us.

There is also UK interest in the nominations of Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein for their roles in comedy series Ted Lasso, and David Oyelowo, who was nominated for his performance in Lawmen: Bass Reeves.

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Oppenheimer stars Robert Downey Jr and Cillian Murphy with their Golden Globes
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Oppenheimer stars Robert Downey Jr and Cillian Murphy with their Golden Globes

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani presented the nominations on Instagram. The awards will take place on 24 February and will be streamed live on Netflix.

The SAGs – along with the Golden Globes, which were held last week – are widely seen as an important predictor for the Oscars in March.

The nomination period for the Academy Awards begins tomorrow – with the nominees set to be named on 23 January.

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