SAG Awards Nominees React: 2017 Screen Actors Guild Nominations Reaction

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SAG Nominations Reaction 2017

By Shari Weiss |

SAG Nominations Reaction 2017

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The 2017 SAG Awards nominees are reacting to Wednesday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. Check out the reaction tweets and statements below!

Natalie Portman, who is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, says in a statement, “I am very grateful for the recognition of my peers with this morning’s SAG nomination. I loved making Jackie so much, in large part due to the incredible actors our great director Pablo Larrain assembled. Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, John Carroll Lynch, Richard Grant, just to name a few, brought such inventiveness and honesty to every moment. Pablo gave us so much freedom and inspiration to play. And that combination allowed us to show Jackie through the many different relationships she had, in many different lights.”

Fellow nominee Emma Stone issued a statement saying, “Thank you so much to my fellow actors in the Screen Actors Guild for this incredible recognition. I am so honored to be in category with women whose work I have such deep admiration for. Playing an actor in La La Land, stumbling, doubting, and working toward her dreams was a deeply meaningful (and complicated and joyous and crazy) experience. This nomination truly means the world to me. Thank you.”

Viola Davis is in the supporting category for Fences. She tweeted after the announcement, I consider it such a great honor to be recognized by my fellow actors for this role. It’s not only a testament to the strength of August Wilson’s words but to the endurance of the human spirit. So happy to be nominated with my amazing cast. Thank you @sagaftra!”

Lion star Nicole Kidman, who is nominated in the same category, says in a statement, “To the beautiful beautiful actors… thank you so much! This film needed your support and you gave it. We are so grateful. I’m so happy for [actor nominee Dev Patel] and I’m also so happy to be able to honor Sue Brierley with this nomination. And a huge thank you to Garth Davis for guiding us through this with such heart and passion.”

On the television side, Riz Ahmed scored a nod for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for “The Night Of.” “A HUGE thank you to the Screen Actors Guild! I’m honoured to be recognized by my peers for this incredible project that wouldn’t have been possible without Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO and John Turturro, who I’m so excited to share this moment with,” he says in a statement. “Naz’s story was an important one to tell and I would like to thank everyone who shared their experiences with me to help bring him to life.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted, “Thank you @SAGawards for nominating #modernfamily for the 7th year in a row! Always an honor! Congratulations to ALL the nominees!” “The People v. O.J. Simpson” star Sarah Paulson, who is in the corresponding female category, revealed, “This is my first Sag nomination and it makes me WEEP with joy!!” And fellow first-time nominee, Tituss Burgess, up for comedy actor with “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” says, “This was a complete surprise. I do not not take it lightly. Deepest thanks to my peers for the recognition! I will float all day.”

Though she was snubbed just days after winning at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Evan Rachel Wood posted, “Congratulations to @thandienewton and @WestworldHBO for their SAG nominations!! love to the team.” After Bryce Dallas Howard received a nomination for her “Black Mirror” episode, Ron Howard tweeted, “Congrats Daughter! @BryceDHoward for your #sagawards nomination for #BlackMirror such great work & You r in amazing company. Yep, I’m proud.”

Milo Ventimiglia also offered congrats to double nominee Sterling K. Brown, who is nominated for both “This Is Us” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” “Our boy @sterlingkb1 does it again. @SAGawards nominated for Darden & our Randall. Congrats son,” Ventimiglia posted.

As for Brown himself, that’s him pictured above. He was so moved by the nods, the actor couldn’t help but break down in tears. Watch below.

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