The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees both surprised and pleased audiences who attended theaters this year.
The Bryan Cranston film “Trumbo” racked up the nominations, as well as “Spotlight”, and “Straight Outta Compton”.
The more surprising nominees were Sarah Silverman and 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay.
Tremblay plays a child whose whole life has been spent as a captive in a room with his mother.
Sarah Silverman, the well-known comedian is nominated for lead actress for playing a woman battling with mental illness in the film “I Smile Back”. And Idris Elba has earned a best actor nomination for “Beasts of No Nation”.
The SAG Awards are often a window into the future Oscar nominations. So by these SAG nominees, the Academy Awards may be lit with fresh faces.
However there is much speculation over many familiar players as well. Like last year’s Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne, who is nominated this year for “The Danish Girl”. As well as returning new comer to the big award shows Steve Carell.
The nominations for outstanding performance by a cast brought in Cranston and Mirren’s “Trumbo” Ruffalo and Keaton’s “Spotlight,” “The Big Short” has Gossling, Pitt, Carell, and Bale, and Elba’s “Beasts of No Nation” was also included. And to audience and critic’s delight, “Straight Outta Compton,” made it to this prestigious category. It even trumped “Joy,” “Steve Jobs” and “The Martian.”
To add to the movie madness The Golden Globe nominations come out Thursday and the Academy Award nominations, will be announced January 14.