The 2022 SAG Awards are slated for February 27, because apparently they were very afraid of the Olympics? That might have worked out in their favor, though, because if they’d been any earlier they’d have been postponed for that OTHER O-word: omicron. Hopefully that date will stick. The nominees were announced remotely this morning by Vanessa Hudgens, from the steps of her woodland cabin where the squirrels braid her hair, and Rosario Dawson, who… may have been at a Holiday Inn Express? Who can say. I also don’t think either of them coordinated what they were going to wear, because Rosario actually IS kind of dressed for a conference at the Holiday Inn Express, and Vanessa IS kind of dressed like someone whose fairytale cottage is the polar opposite of whatever is happening on Yellowjackets (I’m only at episode four, no spoilers).

Here are your nominees. My source listed TV first, and thus, so shall I. Once again, also, I’d like to declare it BULLSHIT that they don’t do supporting actor and actress for TV, but they do it for movies. You’re the ACTING guild! You know better than to do that to your fellow actors! Sheesh.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
Oscar Isaac, “Scenes From a Marriage”
Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”

Love seeing Murray Bartlett sneak in here; he was excellent on that bizarre show, even if that last episode was… a lot. I don’t know if I thought that show HAD a lead actor, per se, but then again, they don’t do lead vs. supporting here, so. (Jake Lacy deserved some love and I hope he gets it at the Emmys.)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
Jean Smart, “Mare of Easttown”
Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”

I’m sure Kate will win this, but I’d love to see her and Jean tie. Or thumb-wrestle for it. I also miss Elizabeth Olsen a bit from this list — I thought she was great in WandaVision and I think that counts as a comedy — but I don’t know who I’d cut. Maybe Jennifer Coolidge, because it felt so much like she was playing every other Jennifer Coolidge role?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Get in there, Squid Game.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”

It feels like they punted with all the Morning Show love. Aniston and Witherspoon feel a bit like easy, lazy picks, maybe? Or maybe we’re just really short on dramas that were eligible and good? JUSTICE FOR MANIFEST AND LA BREA!!!!!!! (I am compelled to note that I am joking.) Edited to add: And Michaela Jae Rodriguez for Pose! What the what?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

No offense to Michael Douglas, but seriously, is he going to win this again? Against that list?!? I hope not.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, “The Great”
Sandra Oh, “The Chair”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Give Elle her due!

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Morning Show”
“Squid Game”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Great”
“The Kominsky Method”
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“Cobra Kai”
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
“Mare of Easttown”
“Squid Game”

Motion Picture Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick… Boom”
Will Smith, “King Richard”
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

That all tracks.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”
Lady Gaga, “House of Gucci”
Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”
Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”

We were just talking in the W Magazine post about how Jennifer Hudson didn’t seem to have a lot of traction for Respect; I assume they had to make that pick before they really knew, for lead time, but… then lo and behold today Jennifer Hudson got the SAG nomination, and Rachel Zegler did not. Good for J.Hud for sneaking in there, but I feel for Zegler — at least she has a shiny new Golden Globe on its way to her house — and also for Kristen Stewart. I guess Lady Gaga is going to keep raking in the nominations?!? (I taught Liam to do an imitation of “Father, Son, and House of Gucci” and he sounds deranged and kind of drunk when he does it, but it’s also more watchable than she in the preview.) I wonder if some of it is that these are actors nominating actorrrrrs, and she’s done a LOT of interviews about her craft and her art and how Method she went, which probably appeals to some of them. I mean, also, yes, maybe she’s good in it, but I have not been able to bring myself to sit through that or Spencer so perhaps I shall never know about either of them. I did see West Side Story, and would have loved to see Rachel get a nod.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Ben Affleck, “The Tender Bar”
Bradley Cooper, “Licorice Pizza”
Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
Jared Leto, “House of Gucci”
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

AW YEAH, BABY, that’s how you get J.Lo to your award show.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
CaitrĂ­ona Balfe, “Belfast”
Cate Blanchett, “Nightmare Alley”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Ruth Negga, “Passing”

This group of women is going to bring some serious fashion. I am delighted.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“Don’t Look Up”
“House of Gucci”
“King Richard”

Justice for Tick, Tick… Boom! Everyone is super in that.

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“Black Widow”
“The Matrix Resurrections”
“No Time to Die”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

[Photos: Andrew H. Walker/SAG Awards/Shutterstock; Chelsea Lauren for SAG Awards/Shutterstock]