Newswire: The SAG nominations get weird with Captain Fantastic and Stranger Things
The SAG Awards nominations threw some curveballs into awards season this morning with a couple of unexpected nominations in the film categories. The leading actress category was the most surprising, with the likes of Annette Bening, Ruth Negga, and Isabelle Huppert brushed aside in favor of Emily Blunt for The Girl On The Train and Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins. They will compete alongside expected Oscar contenders Natalie Portman for Jackie, Emma Stone for La La Land, and Amy Adams for Arrival.
The actors of Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea continued to increase their haul of honors with support for both individual performances and their respective ensembles. Still, in that top category—the cast prize—SAG members shockingly gave a spot to Captain Fantastic, an indie out of Sundance starring Viggo Mortensen, also nominated, as a man with unconventional childrearing philosophies.
In the television comedy categories, SAG members …