Thursday, February 4, 2021

SAG Nominees: Best Actress in a Leading Role

My predictions: 4/5 
Who’s missing? Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), Zendaya (Malcolm and Marie), Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead)

Well, it seems that there are a core four nominees here and that the fifth one might be a bit of a wild card. The inclusion of Amy Adams (Hillbilly Elegy) is an eyebrow-raiser mainly because most critics despised the film, though I think I liked it more than many and think Adams is more deserving as a nominee than her costar Glenn Close, also a nominee. Globe choice Day is out while Zendaya has yet to surge. Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) is once again the lone nominee from her film, as are Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) and Frances McDormand (Nomadland) without non-acting categories from this group. Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) gets a great boost from the inclusion of her ensemble here.

Who will win? Honestly, I’m not so sure. Maybe Davis?

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