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Jan 12, 2022

2022 SAG Awards Nominees Announced

The annual SAG Awards have revealed the nominees for the upcoming 2022 award show.

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The SAG Awards announced their nominees, setting Squid Game and Coda up for history in the making. Coda continues picking up nominations with its SAG Award nomination for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, as well as supporting male actor for Troy Kotsur. Troy Kotsur is one of CODA‘s ensemble who is deaf, and they are the first disabled performers to receive nominations in the SAG Awards 28 year run. Meanwile, King Richard, which features a majority nonwhite cast, also received a nomination, as did its leading man, Will Smith. He shares his category with The Tragedy of Macbeth‘s Denzel Washington. All eyes are sure to be on Denzel and Will as both gave incredible performances as did all the male nominees in this year’s selection.

In SAG’s television nominations, Squid Game has become the first non-English series and first Korean series to earn a nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama (its stunt ensemble has also received a nomination for action performance). Previously, only three projects with a completely or majority Asian cast have been recognized. The previous nominations for foreign nominations of an asian cast have all on the film side: Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, Parasite in 2020 and Minari last year. Squid Game‘s Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon add SAG Award nominations for male and female actor to the show’s impressive nominations. Lee Jung-jae is the first male actor from Asia and Korea to receive an individual SAG Award nomination, and the second of Asian descent (following Darren Criss in 2019) to receive one for the television nominations category. In her acting debut, Lee Jung-jae is the second actress of Asian, as well and first of South Korean nationality to do the same. The first was Asian-American, Sandra Oh, who earns her third career nomination this year, this time in the comedy television category for The Chair.

Leading the film nominations are House of Gucci and The Power of The Dog. While Ted Lasso and Succession are leading the pack in Television nominations.

This year’s nominations were announced on Instagram Live by Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens. For a full list of nominations click here.

The SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.