Johansson, ‘Parasite’ among SAG nominees
NEW YORK — Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The SAG Awards are one of the closely watched Academy Awards bellwethers because, historically, a best ensemble nomination from the actors is usually a prerequisite for any best picture contender’s resume.
The actors guild, as expected, nominated both Martin Scorsese’s Netflix opus and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood fable for best ensemble, along with a pair of individual acting nods: Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for “The Irishman” and Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time.” Each film also added stunt ensemble nominations.
The SAGs rounded out best ensemble with the casts of Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany coming-of-age tale “Jojo Rabbit,” Jay Roach’s Fox News docudrama “Bombshell” and Bong Joon-ho’s class satire “Parasite.” “Parasite,” the much-praised Korean film, became just the second foreign language film to be nominated for the SAGs’ top award.
Notably missing out on the best ensemble nomination was Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama “Marriage Story.” It still came away with acting nominations for its leads, Adam Driver and Johansson, and Laura Dern for best female actor in a supporting role. Johansson was nominated in that category, as well, for her performance in “Jojo Rabbit.”
Scarlett Johansson attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Marriage Story” last month in Los Angeles.