The SAG Awards are on Sunday, February 26. Before any of the actors even think about voting, the critics will have weighed in — Critics Choice is this weekend — and that might tilt the scales any number of ways. Sidebar: YES, there’s another awards ceremony this weekend. No rest for the wicked.

Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) and White Lotus’s Haley Lu Richardson got together on Zoom — for some reason they are still doing this remotely; I appreciate that they’re taking RSV season seriously, I suppose — to announce the winners. And the photos are very amusing to me when you see their full outfits, which I have helpfully provided above for your pleasure.

Also this is where I rant that I cannot believe the SAGs has a supporting category for films and not for TV. How can the ACTORS’ OWN UNION disregard character work in one entire medium?!? Who ever heard of a group being LESS self-congratulatory? I will scratch my head for days, until I can ski down the debris.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Steve Carell (“The Patient”)
Taron Egerton (“Black Bird”)
Sam Elliott (“1883”)
Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”)
Evan Peters (“Dahmer”)

It’s always interesting to see what differs from the others; I think only two of these nominees match the Globes.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Emily Blunt (“The English”)
Jessica Chastain (“George and Tammy”)
Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”)
Niecy Nash Betts (“Dahmer”)
Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”)

Did anyone watch “The English”? It feels like it really came and went. I didn’t hear anyone talking about George and Tammy much, either.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”)
Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”)
Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”)

I am concerned that I will never be able to see Anthony Carrigan as anyone else, ever, other than NoHo Hank. So I’d really like him to win an award for it, and he deserves it.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”)
Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”)
Jean Smart (“Hacks”)

I’m happy to see Christina Applegate nominated! I’m sure this is Quinta’s to lose, but the actors-on-actors thing does often mean that they don’t totally go with buzz and might give it to someone like Christina, whose job was made that much harder by her MS.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”
“The Bear”
“Only Murders in the Building”

Honestly, I like Hacks, but I’d probably rank it last? That’s a strong field. I do maintain that The Bear is not a comedy, though. Barry gets a pass because its first two seasons were.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Adam Scott (“Severance”)

I want both Severance and Better Call Saul to win things, which I suppose creates a problem when they are up against each other.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”)
Elizabeth Debicki (“The Crown”)
Julia Garner (“Ozark”)
Laura Linney (“Ozark”)
Zendaya (“Euphoria”)

In which the Jennifer Coolidge and Zendaya freight trains are destined for a collision.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“The White Lotus”

I’d have to give it to one of the last two. I love the ensemble awards and I wish the Oscars had something similar; I suppose you could argue that’s rolled into Best Picture and Best Director — getting great performances out of every actor is an art, and it all contributes to a movie’s quality, clearly — but it doesn’t quite feel like it’s being counted. Casting is so critical, and hard to nail.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Hong Chau is SO GOOD… in The Menu. (I haven’t seen The Whale.) I cannot say enough about how funny she was during some of her scenes and I would have nominated her for that too. I am watching Banshees as I type, and Kerry is super, and of course we know the other three… this is a stacked field.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Dano (“The Fabelmans”)
Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Eddie Redmayne (“The Good Nurse”)

Barry Keoghan is pretty remarkable in Banshees, but I think everything has to be Ke Huy Quan’s to lose?

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett (Tár”)
Viola Davis (“The Woman King”)
Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Oooooh, Michelle Williams got frozen out! I thought she’d get in over Ana, just because her movie has more momentum.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Bill Nighy (“Living”)
Adam Sandler (“Hustle”)

Brendan was never going to win the Globe because he hates them. We’ll see if he can knock Colin Farrell aside. I DO think the SAG voters might embrace his story as much as his acting.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
“Women Talking”

I want Women Talking to win, mostly because I want a movie called Women Talking to win all KINDS of things. People don’t care enough about movies that involve women talking, much less one that puts it right there in the name.

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“The Woman King”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

“The Boys”
“House of the Dragon”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
“Stranger Things”

Hooray for ALL stunt people.

[Photo: SAG Awards/Shutterstock]