Image

6:00 AM / Wednesday October 5, 2022

20 Dec 2014

‘Selma’ cast completely shut out of SAG Awards. Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson, Uzo Aduba are in

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
December 20, 2014 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

UPDATE from the filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, who shared the following on Twitter, when asked about “Selma’s” SAG shut-out (or at least, what appeared to be a shut-out): “Film not done in time for nominating screeners. All good.” 

Surprises? I really expected David Oyelowo would make the cut, especially after all the praise his performance as MLK in Selma has received from critics, fans and peers, since the film debuted at the AFI Fest a month ago. I felt, of all the performances in the film, he had the strongest chance. Although I loved Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King. She’s moving and convincing in just about every scene she’s in, but it could just be that her role isn’t meaty enough. I haven’t seen all the other performances in contention, so I can’t entirely compare.

Still, quite a surprise that Oyelowo was left out.

Looking over the list of nominees, as you’d probably expect, there isn’t much of what we’d call diversity represented. Of note, in terms of individual recognition, in consideration of this blog’s interests:

– Cicely Tyson picked up a nomination for her performance in the Lifetime movie, “The Trip to Bountiful,” which was adapted from the play – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

– Viola Davis is nominated for her performance in “How to Get Away With Murder” – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series 

– Uzo Aduba picked up a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, for “Orange Is the New Black”

– And Get on Up is nominated in the Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture category

There are black actors who are part of ensemble casts that are nominated in ensemble categories – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Orange Is the Black,” “House of Cards,” and others. But the above are the only nominees in individual categories.

I should note that the SAG Awards are typically an early look at the actors who will likely contend for the Oscars in their individual categories.

The ceremony will be simulcast live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT)

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Stateside

Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

October 1, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law Friday...

Education

A message from Superintendent Watlington regarding the shooting outside of Roxborough High School

September 30, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Dear School District of Philadelphia staff and families, The School District of Philadelphia...

Entertainment

The Jacksons in concert on September 10

September 30, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email (Photos/Afea Tucker) The Jacksons — Jackie, Tito, and Marlon, along with a backup...

Diaspora

Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

September 30, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: A man points to a home that was collapsed by Hurricane...

Go With The-Flo

Lil Wayne is looking to make a big profit from the sale of his waterfront Miami Beach mansion

September 30, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Lil Wayne (Paul Smith / Featureflash / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Vegan Shortbread Cookies

September 30, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Chewy Five Ginger Spice Molasses...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff