Carey Mulligan and Emma Corrin among SAG Awards hopefuls

Screen Actors Guild Awards honouring excellence in TV and film in pared-back style due to Covid-19 pandemic
Carey Mulligan and Emma Corrin among SAG Awards hopefuls

Carey Mulligan (left) is in the running for the Screen Actors Guild award for best actress for her performance in 'Promising Young Woman' while Emma Corrin (right) is nominated in the TV equivalent category for her performance as Diana in 'The Crown'.   Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Carey Mulligan and Emma Corrin are among the British hopefuls at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which have been stripped back due to the pandemic.

The ceremony is usually one of awards season's biggest, but the 27th running will be pre-taped and half as long, running to an hour.

While much about this year's SAG Awards will look different, the show will still be honouring excellence in TV and film.

Mulligan, a strong Oscar contender for her role in revenge thriller Promising Young Woman, is up for best actress while Corrin is nominated in the TV equivalent category for her portrayal of Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown.

They lead a strong British field of hopefuls across the big and small screens.

Vanessa Kirby is nominated alongside Mulligan for Pieces Of A Woman.

Sound Of Metal's Riz Ahmed, The Father's Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Mank's Gary Oldman are all up for best actor, alongside the late US star Chadwick Boseman and Korean-American actor Steven Yeun, who are recognised for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Minari respectively.

In the supporting categories, Sacha Baron Cohen is nominated for The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah.

Olivia Colman is nominated twice — one for big screen drama The Father and the other for The Crown. She will go head-to-head with her co-star Corrin. 

Their colleague, Josh O'Connor, was nominated for male actor in a drama series for his portrayal of the Prince of Wales.

Bridgerton's Rege-Jean Page is nominated in the same category.

Michaela Coel was recognised by SAG for her role in I May Destroy You, the TV series she also created. Hugh Grant is nominated for The Undoing.

Nomadland looks to have the Oscar for best picture within its grasp but the Frances McDormand-led film is not nominated in the equivalent category at the SAG Awards, leaving the field wide open.

The nominees for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture are Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Minari, One Night In Miami, and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Ensemble drama series nominees are Better Call Saul, Bridgerton, The Crown, Lovecraft Country, and Ozark.

  • The Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place at 2am Irish time on Monday.

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