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SAG Awards nominations 2019: Black Panther, Handmaid’s Tale, and Emily Blunt score high

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Dec 12, 2018

Black Panther continues to rack up those prestigious award nominations. The contenders for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were just announced this morning, and Ryan Coogler's superhero film scored a nod for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, one of the biggest prizes the SAG Awards have to offer. To win, Panther will have to claw off fierce competition like A Star Is Born, Bohemian RhapsodyBlacKkKlansman, and Crazy Rich Asians.

Emily Blunt was also well represented, with two nominations: one for Best Supporting Actress in John Krasinski's A Quiet Place and one for Best Leading Actress in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel to the 1964 family classic won't be in theaters for another week, but Blunt's performance has already earned her recognition from the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards.

In the realm of television, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale racked up the most nominations, in the categories of Best Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Best Actor (Joseph Fiennes), and Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. Netflix's GLOW came in second, with nods for Best Actress (Alison Brie) and Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

BBC America's Killing Eve and Netflix's Maniac got one nomination apiece: Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series (Sandra Oh) and Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Emma Stone). This is Maniac's first shoutout during awards season after it was totally snubbed by the Golden Globes.

Maniac, the mind-bending psychological/sci-fi drama, was adapted from the Norwegian series of the same name by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) for Netflix. While it was hailed as some of the best TV of 2018, the miniseries has, until now, been forgotten by the major award shows.


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