Michelle Yeoh, Austin Butler lead 25 first-time SAG Awards nominees
There are 25 individual first-time guest acting nominees at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards party, including a few who might be a little surprised that it’s their first SAG spotlight — namely, newly minted Golden Globe winner Michelle Yeoh (for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”) and Colin Farrell (for “The Banshees of Inisherin”). They were joined by six other Globe winners from Tuesday night: on the film side, Austin Butler (for “Elvis”) and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) and, on the TV side, Quinta Brunson (“ Abbott Elementary”), Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”) and Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”).
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Other first-time SAG Awards on film include:
For best actor, Adam Sandler for “Hustle,” Bill Nighy for “Living” and Brendan Fraser for “The Whale,” going up against first mate Farrell. For best actress. Danielle Deadwyler for “Till” and Ana de Armas for “Blonde”, facing Yeoh. For the supporting cast, the likes of Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan for “The Banshees of Inisherin” as well as Paul Dano for “The Fabelmans”, facing Quan. For supporting actress, Kerry Condon for “Banshees of Inisherin” and Stephanie Hsu for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Meanwhile, in television racing, a veteran cracked the lineup for the first time after decades in the business: Better Call Saul’s Jonathan Banks. He will take on, among others, fellow rookie Adam Scott for Severance.
Other television firsts are:
For comedy series actor Anthony Carrigan, a surprise “Barry” nominee, going up against White as well as his series co-star Bill Hader (not a first-time nominee). For drama actresses, Elizabeth Debicki for “The Crown” and Zendaya for “Euphoria.” For sitcom actress Jenna Ortega for “Wednesday,” taking on Brunson. For TV movie/limited series actress Niecy Nash Betts, who will oppose Seyfried in the category.
There were also four first-time TV ensemble nominees at this year’s SAG Awards: those for “Abbott Elementary,” “The Bear,” “Severance” and “The White Lotus.”
As for another statistic that actors are usually allergic to – age – here’s a short list of the youngest and oldest nominees:
Jenna Ortega (20) Zendaya (26) Julia Garner (28) Barry Keoghan (30) Austin Butler and Jeremy Allen White (31) Rachel Brosnahan, Elizabeth Debicki and Stephanie Hsu (32) Quinta Brunson and Taron Egerton (33) Ana de Armas (34) Evan Peters (35) Paul Walter Hauser (36) Amanda Seyfried (37) Paul Dano (38) Emily Blunt (39) Kerry Condon, Anthony Carrigan (40)
Sam Elliott (78) Steve Martin (77) Jonathan Banks (75) Jeff Bridges and Bill Nighy (73) Martin Short (72) Jean Smart (71) Brendan Gleeson (67)