“Bombshell,” a drama about sexual harassment allegations at Fox News, led the movie nominees for the Screen Actors Guild [SAG] Awards on Wednesday and will compete for the top prize of the best cast.
The film from Lions Gate Entertainment earned four nominations overall, including nods for lead actress Charlize Theron and supporting actresses Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.
Other contenders for the best cast award are Mafia epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s period drama “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Nazi-era satire “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite,” a social satire from South Korea.
The SAG awards are closely watched as an indicator of likely Oscar success because actors form the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Winners will be announced in a televised ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 19.
“Bombshell,” which debuts in U.S. movie theatres on Friday, depicts the story of the women at Fox News whose sexual misconduct allegations in 2016 led to the ouster of network founder Roger Ailes. Ailes, who died a year later, denied the accusations.
Theron plays former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly while Kidman portrays former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. Robbie plays a fictional but composite Fox News staffer.
“When this story broke it was only the tip of the iceberg, and then two years later we find ourselves with all these allegations against so many men in powerful positions,” Theron, also a producer of the film, told Reuters at the red-carpet premiere for “Bombshell” in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Fox News on Wednesday had no comment on the film other than saying that no one from the movie contacted the network to fact-check their account.
Netflix Inc’s “The Irishman” scored SAG nominations for supporting actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci but not for star Robert De Niro, who is scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement honor at the awards ceremony.
Other nominees included Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for Sony Corp’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Scarlett Johansson for divorce drama “Marriage Story” and for “Jojo Rabbit.”
In television categories, Apple Inc received nominations for “The Morning Show” stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup. The drama about a fictional news network roiled by sexual misconduct allegations streams on Apple’s new subscription service, Apple TV+.
TV series competing in top categories include “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown,” “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
A complete list of this year’s nominees follows.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Big Little Lies
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor 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
Outstanding Performance by a Male 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
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor 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
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Tony Shahloub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television 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
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead