When ‘The Master’ was first released, it was getting rave reviews for its performances, most notably for Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. However, out of that trio of renowned actors, only one has received a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild. The actor’s guild is the largest branch of the Academy, and thus comprises of the largest number of Oscar voters – therefore, we can expect to see the Oscar nominations looking similar to this.
But who would have expected the actors to snub such talented and well-liked group of actors? Of course, Joaquin Phoenix’s remarks about not wanting to win an Oscar likely hurt his chances, but Amy Adams was definitely snubbed of a nomination. And it’s not like she’s not well liked by the SAG voters – she has previously received nominations for Junebug, Doubt, and The Fighter.
It’s not like the supporting actress category is open anyway, considering that Anne Hathaway is all but a lock for her bravura performance in ‘Les Miserables’. However, it’s still strange considering that in the supporting actress category, Nicole Kidman managed to score a nod over Amy Adams. Kidman got the nod for ‘Paperboy’, which wasn’t widely seen nor very well liked, and seems more of a perfunctory nod for her body of work than for this performance. It’s unlikely that she’ll repeat at the Oscars, and Adams should be getting that nomination – but again, this year’s race is looking to be widely contested and without frontrunners, it could go either way.
The full list of SAG nominees can be found here.