LOS ANGELES, — American biographical crime drama film “House of Gucci” and Western psychological drama film “The Power of the Dog” led the film nominations with three each for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards announced Wednesday.
Nominees for the awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were revealed by two American actresses, Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens, via Instagram Live.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer and United Artists Releasing’s “House of Gucci” will compete for best ensemble, the top prize of the SAG Awards, along with “Belfast,” “CODA,” “Don’t Look Up” and “King Richard.”
The film also won nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Lady Gaga and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Jared Leto.
“House of Gucci” is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. Directed by Ridley Scott, the R-rated film features an ensemble of Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Camille Cottin, Jack Huston, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Reeve Carney and Salma Hayek.
Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog” earned a nom for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Benedict Cumberbatch. Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirsten Dunst got nods for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for the film respectively.
Directed by Jane Campion and based on the 1967 novel of the same name, the film follows a domineering but charismatic rancher who wages a war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her teen son — until long-hidden secrets come to light.
The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is scheduled to take place in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 27.
The awards, presented by the Screen Actor Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), is one of Hollywood awards season’s premier events. SAG-AFTRA is an American labor union representing approximately 160,000 film and television actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, voice actors, and other media professionals. ■ (Xinhua)