LOS ANGELES • Can crime film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri make an enormous “killing” on the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards (this morning, Singapore time)?
It is gunning for honours with 4 nods in three classes – Best Ensemble Cast, Best Lead Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell).
While far much less flashy than the current Golden Globes, the awards are seen as a clearer indicator of Oscars glory. Members characterize about 1,200 of the roughly 6,000 voters linked to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Three Billboards, starring McDormand as a mom searching for to avenge the rape and homicide of her daughter, has been a high Oscars contender since taking the influential viewers prize on the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Joining the film within the operating for Best Cast – the highest SAG award – are romantic comedy The Big Sick, racial satire Get Out, offbeat dramedy Lady Bird and civil rights drama Mudbound.
For tv, three collection are tied on the high with 4 nominations every: HBO drama Big Little Lies and – together with the stunt group nominations – Netflix science-fiction thriller Stranger Things and wrestling comedy Glow.
In the Best Actor class for movie, Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) faces competitors from James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).
For Best Actress, McDormand faces off in opposition to Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird).
Meanwhile, honours had been doled out final Saturday on the Producers Guild Awards, with Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water taking home the most effective film prize.
It had extra buoyancy than different Academy Awards contenders, together with Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, I, Tonya and Lady Bird.
The 1960s-set fairy story a couple of mute government laboratory janitor falling in love with a merman-like creature gained Best Director for del Toro on the Golden Globes.