SAG Awards 2019 Predictions: Film and TV Winners — Who Will Win?

SAG Awards 2019 Predictions: Film and TV Winners — Who Will Win?

On the film side, SAG nominations are often seen as a bellwether for the Oscar race, because the Academy acting branch dominates the votes. But this year’s SAG nominations don’t overlap with the Oscar race as much as usual, and SAG voting closed before the Oscar announcement. While “A Star is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “BlacKkKlansman” could build some momentum for their Oscar bids by winning SAG Ensemble, “Crazy Rich Asians” didn’t score any Oscar nominations, and PGA Award-winner “Green Book” didn’t make Ensemble, along with “Vice,” which is poised for two big wins, and “The Favourite,” which boasts three strong SAG contenders. And Academy actors showed defiant support for non-SAG nominee “Roma” by voting in non-pro Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.  — Anne Thompson

As for TV, the SAGs are yet another opportunity for shows to stand out in the ever-growing lineup of content. Winners get to remind viewers not only do they exist, but they’re part of TV’s elite club. With that aspect in mind, the SAG Awards also provide a chance to solidify your show’s prestige brand, as a number of nominees look to build awards momentum leading up to the Emmys. Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” is hot after the Golden Globes and needs another win to solidify its freshman sensation status (which is a weird thing to say about a show led by two seniors), while “Ozark” is looking to move from “dark horse contender” to “regular nominee” in the overall awards game. “Sharp Objects” and “Escape at Dannemora” look for an edge leading into the Emmy Limited Series race, and new series like “Maniac” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” hope a trophy in January means they’ll be taken seriously come September. That, or it’ll remind a few SAG viewers to watch their shows. — Ben Travers

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