‘Bombshell’ leads Screen Actors Guild Award nominations

The #MeToo-era drama, which chronicles the takedown of Roger Ailes by the women at Fox News, is up for best film ensemble, the SAG equivalent of the Academy Awards’ best picture.

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Charlize Theron (left) and Liv Hewson in a scene from “Bombshell.”

Charlize Theron (left) and Liv Hewson in a scene from “Bombshell.”

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“Bombshell” packed a punch Wednesday morning, picking up four nominations at the Screen Actors GuildAwards.

The #MeToo-era drama, which chronicles the takedown of Roger Ailes by the women at Fox News,is up for best film ensemble, the SAG equivalent of the Academy Awards’ best picture, as well as female actor (Charlize Theron) and female supporting actor (Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman).

“Bombshell”will vie for the top prize alongside gangster epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed 1960s love letter “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” World War II satire “Jojo Rabbit” and South Korean black comedy “Parasite.”

Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”),Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) are up for male actor.

The group up for female actor includes Theron, Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”), Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) andLupita Nyong’o (“Us”).

Robbie, Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) and Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) followed up their Globes nominations with SAG supporting female actor honors with Kidman and Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”).

And the crop of SAG supporting actor contenders includes “Irishman”co-stars Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) and Jamie Foxx (“Just Mercy”).

The SAG Awards are one of the most closely watched Academy Awards bellwethers because, historically, a best ensemble nomination from the actors is usually a prerequisite for any best-picture contender’s resume.

The 26th annual SAG Awards will air live at 7 p.m. Jan. 19on TNT and TBS.

Here’s the complete list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

MOVIES

Actor: Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”; Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”; Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”; Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker.”

Actress: Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”; Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”; Lupita Nyong’o, “Us”; Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”; Renee Zellweger, “Judy.”

Supporting actor: Jamie Foxx, “Just Mercy”; Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”; Al Pacino, “The Irishman”; Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”; Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.”

Supporting actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”; Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”; Nicole Kidman, “Bombshell”; Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”; Margot Robbie, “Bombshell.”

Cast: “Bombshell”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”; “Parasite.”

TELEVISION

Actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”; Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”; Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”; Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”; Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon.”

Actress in a TV movie or miniseries: Patricia Arquette, “The Act”; Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”; Joey King, “The Act”; Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”; Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon.”

Actor in a drama series: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”; Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”; Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”; Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”; David Harbour, “Stranger Things.”

Actress in a drama series: Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”; Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”; Olivia Colman, “The Crown”; Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”; Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale.””

Actor in a comedy series: Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”; Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”; Bill Hader, “Barry”; Andrew Scott, “Fleabag”; Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Actress in a comedy series: Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”; Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag.”

Ensemble in a drama series: “Big Little Lies”; “The Crown”; “Game of Thrones”; “The Handmaid’s Tale”; “Stranger Things.”

Ensemble in a comedy series: “Barry”; “Fleabag”; “The Kominsky Method”; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Schitt’s Creek.”

Contributing: Associated Press. Read more at usatoday.com.

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