Michaela Coel nominated for Screen Actors Guild best female actor award

Coel recognised for her performance in I May Destroy You a day after her omission from the Golden Globes nomination list

Michaela Coel has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for I May Destroy You, a day after her BBC/HBO show was snubbed at the Golden Globes. The omission from the shortlist has caused a furore, with many bemoaning the failure of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who vote on the Golden Globe awards, to recognise either the show or its stars.

Coel will be up against Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Kerry Washington in the category of outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series.

Other British stars to get nominated include Hugh Grant in the male category, and Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman, alongside their The Crown co-star Gillian Anderson, in the outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. Josh O’Connor was also nominated for his work on the Netflix show.

Riz Ahmed added to his Golden Globe nomination with a nod for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for Sound of Metal. The category also includes his fellow British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins for The Father and Gary Oldman for Mank. Steven Yeun is up for Minari while there was a posthumous nomination for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Chadwick Boseman, who died last year.

Posthumous nomination … Chadwick Boseman died in August at the age of 43.
Posthumous nomination … Chadwick Boseman died in August at the age of 43. Photograph: Ian West/PA

In the leading female actor category Carey Mulligan was recognised for Promising Young Woman while Vanessa Kirby is up for Pieces of a Woman. The pair of Britons are nominated alongside Amy Adams for Hillbilly Elegy, Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Nomadland’s Frances McDormand.

In the supporting categories, Boseman was again nominated, this time for Spike Lee’s Vietnam war drama Da 5 Bloods, while Sacha Baron Cohen was recognised for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, Jared Leto for The Little Things and Leslie Odom Jr for One Night in Miami. Supporting female actor nominees are Colman for The Father, Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent MovieFilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Youn Yuh-Jung for Minari and News of the World child star Helena Zengel.

The nominees for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, the SAG Awards’ equivalent of the best picture Oscar, are Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari, One Night in Miami and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

The ceremony will take place on 4 April.

Full nominations

Actor: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Anthony Hopkins, The Father; Gary Oldman, Mank; Steven Yeun, Minari.
Female actor: Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy; Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman; Frances McDormand, Nomadland; Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman.
Supporting actor: Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods; Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah; Jared Leto, The Little Things; Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami
Supporting female actor: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy; Olivia Colman, The Father; Youn Yuh-jung, Minari; Helena Zengel, News of the World.
Cast: Da 5 Bloods; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Minari; One Night in Miami; The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Film stunt ensemble: Da 5 Bloods; Mulan; News of the World; The Trial of the Chicago 7; Wonder Woman 1984.

Actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit; Daveed Diggs, Hamilton; Hugh Grant, The Undoing; Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird; Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True.
Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Cate Blanchett, Mrs America; Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You; Nicole Kidman, The Undoing; Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit; Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere.
Actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman, Ozark; Sterling K Brown, This Is Us; Josh O’Connor, The Crown; Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton.
Female actor in a drama series: Gillian Anderson, The Crown; Olivia Colman, The Crown; Emma Corrin, The Crown; Julia Garner, Ozark; Laura Linney, Ozark.
Actor in a comedy series: Nicholas Hoult, The Great; Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso; Ramy Youssef, Ramy.
Female actor in a comedy series: Christina Applegate, Dead to Me; Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me; Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant; Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek; Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek.
Ensemble in a drama series: Better Call Saul; Bridgerton; The Crown; Lovecraft Country; Ozark.
Ensemble in a comedy series: Dead to Me; The Flight Attendant; The Great; Schitt’s Creek; Ted Lasso.
Television stunt ensemble: The Boys; Cobra Kai; Lovecraft Country; The Mandalorian; Westworld.


Toby Moses

The GuardianTramp

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