Will Smith and More Celebrate Their SAG Award Nominations
A compilation of reactions from some of the nominees follows below.
Will Smith nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for ‘King Richard’
“I am touched and honored that the Williams family entrusted their story to me and that my fellow actors gave such a warm welcome to our film. To walk in the shoes of Richard and have the opportunity, not only to show the world to how misunderstood he was, but also to shed light on the true fate of this family as they forged their own path to becoming two of the most iconic names in sports history AND to get to do it with this cast of stars. “Absolutely magnificent actors – Aunjanue, Jon, Tony and the powerful performances of two of the best young actors I have ever seen in cinema, Saniyya and Demi! I am beyond grateful for this experience, for the recognition of this cast of together, and I’m especially proud to play a small part in further shining the light and love of the Williams family!”
Elle Fanning, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for “The Great”
“Thank you to SAG-AFTRA. I’m honored to be recognized by my peers for a role that means so much to me, alongside actors I greatly admire. ‘The Great’ is made possible by our fearless cast of together our writing genius Tony McNamara, the tireless hours of our hardworking team, and the one who raises our bar every day, Nicholas Hoult.”
Ruth Negga, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for “Passing”
“I am absolutely thrilled and impressed to have received a nomination from my peers and to be in such good company! A very special thank you to two special ladies: Rebecca Hall and Tessa Thompson. I was also grateful to share the screen with my peers André Holland, Alex Skarsgård, Ashley Ware Jenkins, Bill Camp and all those who participated in this project. It is a great privilege to know them and to have worked with these artists with crazy talent. Thanks to Nina Yang Bongiovi, Margot Hand and Forest Whitaker.”
Elisabeth Moss, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for “The Handmaid’s Tale”
“What wonderful news this morning! Safely directing The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 during the ongoing pandemic was a tough undertaking, but we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and receiving these SAG Award nominations is a sweet cherry. on the cake. I’m especially thrilled with our casting nomination as I get to work alongside some of the best actors in the industry and I’ll never tire of seeing them recognized. Seeing them work through the lens as a director this season has given me a whole new love and appreciation for them as artists and who they are as people. They uplift me and the crew every day! “
Troy Kotsur Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for “CODA”
“To say I’m speechless is an understatement…Truly though, it’s been an honor to be a part of this story alongside my brilliant co-stars and director Sian. I’m so grateful to all of them, and so thankful to Apple TV+ for all they’ve done to support this. Hopefully, the recognition this beautiful film receives can serve as a reminder of just how funny, complex, and powerful voice-overs can be, and stories with actors who find being deaf can be mainstream stories.I am honored to be nominated by SAG-AFTRA for my performance and to be nominated alongside this incredibly talented cast for the ensemble award.
Michael Keaton, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for “Dopesick”
“I’m not going to lie; it’s meaningful because this recognition can get more people to watch DOPESICK. The show shines a light on our country’s ongoing and infuriating battle against big pharma, corruption and, thanks to our leader, the incredibly smart, empathetic and talented Danny Strong, he does this without judgment, acknowledging the innocent victims of prescription opioid addiction and the families who suffer as a result of this vicious cycle. I have a lot of reasons to feel grateful and on DOPESICK I had the chance to play with some real greats: Barry Levinson, Michael Cuesta, Patricia Riggen, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, Peter Sarsgaard, Mare Winningham, Ray McKinnon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rosario Dawson, John Hoogenakker, Phillipa Soo, Jake McDorman, a kickass crew and producers who are best in class and have protected us in COVID Sometimes you get such a brilliant script, it feels like the job is done for you. Thank you to the SAG-AFTRA community and I do hope we can celebrate together safely in person.”
Juno Temple, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso”
“I am completely shocked and thrilled by this recognition from SAG. I am thrilled for my entire Ted Lasso family, especially my dear friend and force of nature Hannah Waddingham! It means so much to be recognized by my fellow actors among this amazing group of women, and I’m so grateful.”