Streep, Spencer, Lithgow and More to Vie for 2017 SAG Awards
Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, John Lithgow and others, fresh off of Golden Globe nominations on Monday, continued their award season streak with fresh nods today – this time for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Announced earlier today by Sophia Bush and Common, the SAG Awards honour performers in both film and television.
Streep, 67 and a 17-time SAG nominee, earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for playing the titular character in Florence Foster Jenkins. Meanwhile Davis (Fences), 51, and Spencer (Hidden Figures), 46, will duke it out with Nicole Kidman (Lion), 49, for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Viggo Mortensen, 58, who Zoomer interviewed earlier this year, landed a surprise nomination for his leading role in the film Captain Fantastic, where he’ll face off with fellow boomer nominee Denzel Washington (Fences) 61, and Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), 67, and Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), 56, are the only two 45-plus stars represented in the Male Supporting Role category.
The television side brings an interesting, inter-series battle between three cunning leading men – The Crown’s Winston Churchill (John Lithgow, 71), Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage, 47) and House of Cards’ Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey, 57) in the Best Actor in a TV Drama category. Meanwhile a similarly tight race between three female boomer heavyweights plays out in the category for Lead Actress in a Comedy between Veep’s perennial award season favourite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 55, and the tag team of Grace and Frankie – Jane Fonda, 78, and Lily Tomlin, 77. Tomlin will also receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. The 23rd annual SAG Awards take place Jan. 29, 2017. Click here for the full list of nominees.