And so, after all the fuss I’ve made and all the hours I’ve spent ruminating upon them, here are my choices for the best of 2016.
The nominees are listed here.
SAG announced their nominations today.
Historically, the film that wins Best Ensemble here has to be considered the Best Picture frontrunner. Looking at that category, it seems pretty likely.
But as far as the individual acting categories are concerned…things can get strange. Sometimes SAG nominates actors who seemed primed for an Oscar nod and failed to connect (Oprah in The Butler, for one), and other times they nominate someone seemingly out of the blue (Naomi Watts in St. Vincent, Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy).
I can’t speak about the former, but the latter is surely on display today.