2020 SAG Awards Nominations: All the Snubs and Surprises

The actors giveth nominations and the actors snubeth. The 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced by The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira and Superstore‘s America Ferrera on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and as per usual there was a fair amount of snubs mixed with quite a few surprises.

Naturally, there were a fair amount of predictable nominations across the movie and TV categories, like The Crown season three cast for TV Drama Ensemble and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for Film Ensemble. But we didn’t see Catherine O’Hara breaking through for Schitt’s Creek in Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

With the SAG Awards nominations, it’s actors honoring actors, and sometimes actors will surprise you.

Below, we take a look at the snubs and surprises for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and tell you exactly why we’re shocked and/or pleasantly surprised.

Was your favorite movie or TV show snubbed? Did any of the nominations surprise you? Check it out below!


SNUB: This Is Us

Only Sterling K. Brown received a nomination from NBC’s This Is Us. Where is the Pearson family love?


SNUB: The Farewell

Awkwafina scored rave reviews for her performance in The Farewell, but the film was noticeably absent from the list of 2020 SAG Awards nominees.



Joey King’s performance as Gypsy Rose Blanchard was haunting and totally deserved all the acclaim. We just assumed Patricia Arquette would steal the attention, but were surprised to see them both up!

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SNUB: Knives Out

Audiences have fallen in love with the star-studded cast of Knives Out. However, the film was left out of Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

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SNUB: Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman

Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman received nominations as part of the Big Little Lies ensemble, but not for their individual performances.

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SNUB: Little Women

Though the remake of the beloved movie scored nods at the Golden Globes, it was left out of the SAG Awards nominations.

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The show picked up a nomination for stunt ensemble, but not main. What’s up with that?

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SURPRISE: Parasite

The Bong Joon-ho directed film landed an Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture nod, making it only the second non-English-language movie EVER to score a best cast nomination.


SNUB: Euphoria

Zendaya did some amazing work in season one of Euphoria, alongside a stellar ensemble cast. So…what happened here? Actors aren’t watching?

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SURPRISE: Bombshell

The movie has clearly struck a chord with voters, it received lots of love during the 2020 SAG Awards nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Cast.


SURPRISE: Schitt’s Creek

One of the best shows on television finally got its Emmy nominations in 2019, but was snubbed by the Golden Globes. Thankfully their peer actors know what’s up.

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SURPRISE: Scarlett Johansson

While it predicted that Scarlett would get a nod for her work in Marriage Story, she also received a nomination for her work in Jojo Rabbit.

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SNUB: Regina King

Watchmen received a nomination for stunt ensemble, but the main ensemble itself, and lead Regina King were not. Why?!

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SNUB: Robert De Niro

The actor, who is receiving much praise for his work in The Irishman, has now been snubbed by the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes.


SNUB: The Morning Show

After picking up a number of Golden Globe nominations, just Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup received SAG Awards nominations. Reese Witherspoon and the show’s ensemble cast were not included.

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SNUB: Succession

HBO’s Succession was one of the hottest shows of 2019, and the type of show actors seem to love. But it didn’t get nominated in any category this year.


SURPRISE: Catherine O’Hara

Snubbed by the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards came through with a pleasant surprise nomination for the queen of Schitt’s Creek Catherine O’Hara. Everything she does on that show is nothing short of amazing.

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SNUB: Sandra Oh

Jodie Comer is getting all the Killing Eve love this year, and season two was very much her season, but Sandra Oh remains great!

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards air live across TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19.

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