Why The SAG Awards Matter And The Golden Globes Don't

Actress Laverne Cox (L) and rapper/actress Awkwafina announce the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations announcement at the Pacific Design Center, in West Hollywood, on Dec. 12, 2018. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

The Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations for the 2019 SAG Awards this morning. What makes the SAG Awards different than all the other awards given out ahead of the Oscars each year?

They're voted on by members of SAG, which means they're voted on by a lot of actors. That includes a lot of the same actors who are members of the Motion Picture Academy and, therefore, vote on the Oscars. Meanwhile, the Golden Globes are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of less than 100 journalists who report for outlets in foreign countries.

That's not to say the SAG Awards are a sure shot. There are nominees for the SAG Awards that don't make it on the Oscars list, and vice versa. But they have a strong track record of both nominating and awarding the actual Oscar acting winners — moreso than the more popular pre-Oscars awards show, the Golden Globes.

Airing several months after the gold standard of TV awards shows, the Emmys, they're usually more a confirmation in the television categories than something new. However, sometimes the SAG Awards will be able to jump on a new show early.

The SAG Awards are also one of the most fun awards shows to watch. You get the looseness of the Golden Globes ceremony, actors who are genuinely touched at being recognized by their peers before being too overly prepped and jaded at the end of awards season, and it's all in a tight two-hour package.

The SAG Awards air their 25th anniversary ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. Pacific on both TNT and TBS.

Read the full list of nominees below, or check out more SAG Awards stats at this link:

FILM NOMINEES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale / Dick Cheney - "Vice" (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Bradley Cooper / Jack - "A Star Is Born" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Rami Malek / Freddie Mercury - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (20th Century Fox)
  • Viggo Mortensen / Tony Lip - "Green Book" (Universal Pictures)
  • John David Washington / Ron Stallworth - "BlacKkKlansman" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Emily Blunt / Mary Poppins - "Mary Poppins Returns" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Glenn Close / Joan Castleman - "The Wife" (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Olivia Colman / Queen Anne - "The Favourite" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Lady Gaga / Ally - "A Star Is Born" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Melissa Mccarthy / Lee Israel - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali / Dr. Donald Shirley - "Green Book" (Universal Pictures)
  • Timothée Chalamet / Nic Sheff - "Beautiful Boy" (Amazon Studios)
  • Adam Driver / Flip Zimmerman - "BlacKkKlansman" (Focus Features)
  • Sam Elliott / Bobby - "A Star Is Born" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Richard E. Grant / Jack Hock - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams / Lynne Cheney - "Vice" (Annapurna Pictures)
  • Emily Blunt / Evelyn Abbott - "A Quiet Place" (Paramount Pictures)
  • Margot Robbie / Queen Elizabeth I - "Mary Queen of Scots" (Focus Features)
  • Emma Stone / Abigail - "The Favourite" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Rachel Weisz / Lady Sarah - "The Favourite" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • A Star Is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
  • BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
  • Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Ant-man and the Wasp (Marvel Studios)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios)
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix)
  • Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Paramount Pictures)

TELEVISION NOMINEES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

  • Antonio Banderas / Pablo Picasso - "Genius: Picasso" (National Geographic)
  • Darren Criss / Andrew Cunanan - "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" (FX Networks)
  • Hugh Grant / Jeremy Thorpe - "A Very English Scandal" (Prime Video)
  • Anthony Hopkins / Lear - "King Lear" (Prime Video)
  • Bill Pullman / Det. Harry Ambrose - "The Sinner" (Usa Network)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

  • Amy Adams / Camille Preaker - "Sharp Objects" (HBO)
  • Patricia Arquette / Tilly Mitchell - "Escape at Dannemora" (Showtime)
  • Patricia Clarkson / Adora - "Sharp Objects" (HBO)
  • Penélope Cruz / Donatella Versace - "The Assassination of Gianni Versace:
  • American Crime Story" (FX Networks)
  • Emma Stone / Annie Landsberg - "Maniac" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman / Martin "Marty" Byrde - "Ozark" (Netflix)
  • Sterling K. Brown / Randall Pearson - "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • Joseph Fiennes / Commander Waterford - "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • John Krasinski / Jack Ryan - "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" (Prime Video)
  • Bob Odenkirk / Jimmy Mcgill - "Better Call Saul" (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Julia Garner / Ruth Langmore - "Ozark" (Netflix)
  • Laura Linney / Wendy Byrde - "Ozark" (Netflix)
  • Elisabeth Moss / Offred/June - "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • Sandra Oh / Eve Polastri - "Killing Eve" (Bbc America)
  • Robin Wright / Claire Underwood - "House of Cards" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alan Arkin / Norman - "The Kominsky Method" (Netflix)
  • Michael Douglas / Sandy Kominsky - "The Kominsky Method" (Netflix)
  • Bill Hader / Barry - "Barry" (HBO)
  • Tony Shalhoub / Abe Weissman - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Prime Video)
  • Henry Winkler / Gene Cousineau - "Barry" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein / Susie Myerson - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Prime Video)
  • Alison Brie / Ruth Wilder - "GLOW" (Netflix)
  • Rachel Brosnahan / Miriam "Midge" Maisel - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Prime Video)
  • Jane Fonda / Grace Hanson - "Grace and Frankie" (Netflix)
  • Lily Tomlin / Frankie Bergstein - "Grace and Frankie" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • The Americans (FX Networks)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix)
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (Prime Video)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Westworld (HBO)

The 55th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

  • Alan Alda

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