Golden Globe Winner Cillian Murphy Earns SAGs Nod To Underline Oscar Favouritism

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Cillian Murphy as Robert J. Oppenheimer

Following his Golden Globes win, Cillian Murphy has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role at the SAG Awards for Oppenheimer.

Murphy is believed to be a frontrunner for the Academy Award for Best Actor, along with Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers.

Corkonian Murphy is among a half-dozen SAG Awards rookie nominees spread across the film and TV categories, while numerous others were honored with their first solo bids after previously landing cast or ensemble attention.

Murphy has been lauded for his performance of huge depth and characterisation of the titular role as Robert J. Oppenheimer in a dramatization of the life story of Oppenheimer, the physicist who had a large hand in the development of the atomic bomb, thus helping end World War 2. We see his life from university days all the way to post-WW2, where his fame saw him embroiled in political machinations.

Oppenheimer received four nominations, the other three nominations being Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Robert Downey Jr., and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Emily Blunt. If the film wins in all four categories, it would become the second film to do so following Everything Everywhere All At Once’s four wins at the SAG Awards last year.

Element Pictures-produced Poor Things received two nominations: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Willem Dafoe.

The 30th annual SAG Awards will stream live on Netflix on Saturday, February 24th at 8pm E.T. (February 25th, 3am Irish time) from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • American Fiction
  • Barbie
  • The Color Purple
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper – Maestro
  • Colman Domingo – Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
  • Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening – Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Carey Mulligan – Maestro
  • Margot Robbie – Barbie
  • Emma Stone – Poor Things

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
  • Willem Dafoe – Poor Things
  • Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling – Barbie

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
  • Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
  • Penelope Cruz – Ferrari
  • Jodie Foster – Nyad
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • The Crown
  • The Guilded Age
  • The Last of Us
  • The Morning Show
  • Succession

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • Abbot Elementary
  • Barry
  • The Bear
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Brian Cox – Succession
  • Billy Crudup – The Morning Show
  • Kieran Culkin – Succession
  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
  • Pedro Pascal – The Last of Us

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
  • Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown
  • Bella Ramsey – The Last of Us
  • Keri Russell – The Diplomat
  • Sarah Snook – Succession

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary
  • Ayo Edebiri – The Bear
  • Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso
  • Bill Hader – Barry
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear
  • Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
  • Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

  • Uzo Aduba – Painkiller
  • Kathryn Hahn – Tiny Beautiful Things
  • Brie Larson – Lessons in Chemistry
  • Be Powley – A Small Light
  • Ali Wong – Beef