The Screen Actors Guild, the union of actors represented in Hollywood for television and film, has just released their roster of nominations for this season’s top awards. Many noteworthy Black Broadway names appear on the list this year, for their performances in films that reminded us of their limitless talent and crossover appeal.
Tony winners and Hamilton alum, Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. both have nominations this year. Diggs (who co-hosted the nomination ceremony) is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role as Thomas Jefferson in the Disney+ premiere of Hamilton: An American Musical (which he also originated on Broadway). His Hamilton co-star, Leslie Odom, Jr. is double-nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of soul singer Sam Cooke in One Night In Miami.
The Netflix production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom received nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and earned nominations for its stars Viola Davis (Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role) and the late Chadwick Boseman (Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role). Boseman is also nominated for his work in the Spike Lee drama Da 5 Bloods, making him a 4-time posthumous nominee this year.
Rounding out the nominees is Kerry Washington (American Son) with Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Limited Series for Little Fires Everywhere.
The SAG Awards will air on Sunday, April 4 on TNT and TBS at 9:00pm EST. To see the complete list of nominees, visit sagawards.org.