'Manchester by the Sea' Gets the Most 2017 SAG Awards Nominations

December 14, 2016
Source: SAG

Screen Actors Guild Awards - Manchester by the Sea

The nominees for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced today, putting awards season in full swing before along with the Global Globe nominations earlier this week. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are unique in that it's the actors themselves choose the best performances from amongst their peers. Last year's big winners were Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant and Brie Larson for Room. This year they've selected a very impressive set of notable films - including Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, plus a nice surprise appearance by Captain Fantastic in two categories.

Here's the full list of film nominees for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (see TV nominees here):

Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington - Fences

Amy Adams - Arrival
Emily Blunt - The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Emma Stone - La La Land
Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel - Lion

Viola Davis - Fences
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

Captain Fantastic - Annalise Basso, Shree Crooks, Ann Dowd, Kathryn Hahn, Nicholas Hamilton, Samantha Isler, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Erin Moriarty, Viggo Mortensen, Missi Pyle, Charlie Shotwell, Steve Zahn

Fences - Jovan Adepo, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Denzel Washington, Mykelti Williamson

Hidden Figures - Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Octavia Spencer

Manchester by the Sea - Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Michelle Williams

Moonlight - Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Asthon Sanders

Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

And there you have it. The SAG Awards winners will be announced on Sunday, January 29th early next year, airing on TNT and TBS at 8pm ET/5pm PT. One of the biggest surprises is the nomination for Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train (did anyone even see it?). Surprising because it means Jessica Chastain from Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert from Elle, and Ruth Negga from Loving are missing, and those are three of the best performances this year. I'm also very happy to see Captain Fantastic with a Best Ensemble nom, mostly because I absolutely love that film and the more attention it gets, the better. It's also worth pointing out how fantastic Mahershala Ali is in almost everything he does, and I'm glad to see him nominated as well.

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA was such a spectacular film. Devastating beyond almost any other film I saw in the last few years. That said, MOONLIGHT was even sadder and better, IMO.

DAVIDPD on Dec 14, 2016


Casey Affleck is an underrated actor. Unfortunately, I am not a romantic guy. So I will skip Manchester by sea

tarek on Dec 15, 2016


Whaaa? Manchester by the Sea is NOT a romance, not by a long shot. It's a drama, sure, and has complex relationship themes, but nothing to do with romance. I highly recommend seeing it. It's more of a tragedy than anything...

Alex Billington on Dec 15, 2016


My bad. i'll check it out then. I like solid drama.

tarek on Dec 15, 2016

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