Monday, March 29, 2021

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The competition: Sacha Baron Cohen’s inflammatory activist (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Chadwick Boseman’s young soldier (Da 5 Bloods), Daniel Kaluuya’s energizing organizer (Judas and the Black Messiah), Jared Leto’s murder suspect (The Little Things), and Leslie Odom Jr.’s opinionated singer (One Night in Miami).

For your information: Baron Cohen was nominated in 2012 as part of the “Les Miserables” ensemble. The late Boseman won an ensemble prize for “Black Panther” in 2018 and makes history this year as the first performer to earn two individual nominations and two ensemble nominations, thanks to his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in one year. Kaluuya won an ensemble prize in 2018 for “Black Panther” after contending the previous year both individually and as part of the “Get Out” cast. Leto won this prize in 2013 for “Dallas Buyers Club” and was also nominated as part of its ensemble. This is the first nomination for Odom. Baron Cohen, Boseman, and Odom are also nominated as part of their ensembles. Baron Cohen, Kaluuya, and Odom are all nominated for Oscars for these roles. Kaluuya won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award. All but seven times since the SAG Awards’ inception in 1994, the winner of this award has gone on to win the corresponding Oscar.

Who should win? Baron Cohen, Kaluuya, and Odom were all terrific.

Who will win? I think that Kaluuya is set to win this.

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