Here Are the Black Actors Who Picked Up SAG Awards Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25:  A general view of atmosphere at TNT's 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25184_014  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

Here Are the Black Actors Who Picked Up SAG Awards Nominations

Did your faves make the cut?

Published December 14, 2016

Awards season is in full swing, with another fresh round of nominations coming out on Wednesday morning. This time around, it's the SAG Awards that released their list of nominees — and the list is packed with our favorite Black talent from movies and television.

Unsurprisingly, Moonlight, Fences and The People vs. O.J. Simpson scored multiple nods. But keep reading to see who else made the cut — and who got snubbed.

Denzel Washington earned an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role nomination for his role in Fences, which also got a Supporting Actress nod for his co-star Viola Davis and a spot in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

Moonlight racked up three nominations as well: Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, Supporting Actress for Naomie Harris and Outstanding Performance by a Cast. 

Hidden Figures will also compete in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast category, along with an individual nod for Octavia Spencer in the Supporting Actress category.

On the television side, Kerry Washington was recognized for Confirmation, Audra McDonald for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Thandie Newton for Westworld, Uzo Aduba for Orange Is the New Black, Anthony Anderson for Black-ish and a whole slew of nominations for The People vs. O.J. Simpson.

Surprisingly, Loving stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton were left off of the list, though Negga is a frontrunner for an Oscar nod.

See the full list of nominees here.

See who made the cut for Golden Globes nominations with BET Breaks, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)


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