2021 SAG Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

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2022 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS PREDICTIONS:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

UPDATED: Nov 25, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come…

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANKACTORFILMROLESTUDIO
1Ciarán Hinds“Belfast”PopFocus Features
2J.K. Simmons“Being the Ricardos”William FrawleyAmazon Studios
3Jamie Dornan“Belfast”PaFocus Features
4Jared Leto“House of Gucci”Paolo GucciUnited Artists Releasing/MGM
5Woody Norman“C’mon C’mon”JesseA24
NEXT IN LINE
6Ben Affleck“The Last Duel”Count Pierre d’Alençon20th Century Studios
7Kodi Smit-McPhee“The Power of the Dog”Peter GordonNetflix
8Jeffrey Wright“The French Dispatch”Roebuck WrightSearchlight Pictures
9Idris Elba“The Harder They Fall”Rufus BuckNetflix
10Jesse Plemons“The Power of the Dog”George BurbankNetflix
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11Ben Affleck“The Tender Bar”Uncle Charlie MoehringerAmazon Studios
12Bradley Cooper“Licorice Pizza”Jon PetersMGM/United Artists Releasing
13Willem Dafoe“Nightmare Alley”Clem HoatelySearchlight Pictures
14Jason Isaacs“Mass”Jay PerryBleecker Street
15Troy Kotsur“CODA”Frank RossiApple Original Films
16Robin DeJesus“Tick, Tick … Boom!”MichaelNetflix
17Richard Jenkins“The Humans”Erik BlakeA24/Showtime
18Andrew Garfield“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”Jim BakkerSearchlight Pictures
19Corey Hawkins“The Tragedy of Macbeth”MacduffApple Original Films/A24
20Colman Domingo“Zola”Abegunde “X” OlawaleA24
UNRANKED CONTENDERS
Adrien Brody“The French Dispatch”Searchlight Pictures
Al Pacino“House of Gucci”Aldo GucciMGM/United Artists Releasing
Alexander Skarsgård“Passing”Netflix
Ben Mendelsohn“Cyrano”United Artists Releasing/MGM
Benedict Wong“Nine Days”Sony Pictures Classics
Benicio del Toro“The French Dispatch”Moses RosenthalerSearchlight Pictures
Bill Murray“The French Dispatch”Searchlight Pictures
Bradley Whitford“Tick, Tick … Boom!”Stephen SondheimNetflix
Christopher Lloyd“The Tender Bar”Grandpa MoehringerAmazon Studios
Cillian Murphy“A Quiet Place Part II”Paramount Pictures
Colin Firth“Mothering Sunday”Sony Pictures Classics
Daniel Durant“CODA”Apple Original Films
Daniel Ranieri“The Tender Bar”Amazon Studios
David Alvarez“West Side Story”20th Century Studios
David Strathairn“Nightmare Alley”Pete KrumbeinSearchlight Pictures
Delroy Lindo“The Harder They Fall”Netflix
Ed HarrisThe Lost DaughterNetflix
Eugenio Derbez“CODA”Bernardo VillalobosApple Original Films
Forest Whitaker“Respect”United Artists Releasing/MGM
Jason Mamoa“Dune”Warner Bros
Jimmy Smits“In the Heights”Warner Bros
Jon Bernthal“King Richard”Rick MacciWarner Bros
Jonah Hill“Don’t Look Up”Jason OrleanNetflix
Kelvin Harrison, Jr.“Cyrano”ChristianMGM/United Artists Releasing
Kumail Nanjiani“Eternals”Marvel Studios
Lakeith Stanfield“The Harder They Fall”Netflix
Lil Rel Howery“Free Guy”20th Century Studios
Mark Rylance“Don’t Look Up”Peter IsherwellNetflix
Mike Faist“West Side Story”20th Century Studios
Oscar Isaac“Dune”Warner Bros
Paul Walter Hauser“Cruella”Disney Plus
Rami Malek“No Time to Die”United Artists Releasing/MGM
Reed Birney“Mass”Bleecker Street
Richard Jenkins“Nightmare Alley”Searchlight Pictures
Rob Morgan“Don’t Look Up”Netflix
Simon Helberg“Annette”Amazon Studios
Stephen McKinley Henderson“Bruised”Warner Bros
Steven Yeun“The Humans”A24
Timothée Chalamet“Don’t Look Up”Netflix
Timothée Chalamet“The French Dispatch”Searchlight Pictures
Timothy Spall“Spencer”Neon
Tony Hale“Being the Ricardos”Amazon Studios
Tony Leung“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”Marvel Studios
Tyler Perry“Don’t Look Up”Netflix
Vincent D’Onofrio“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”Searchlight Pictures
Vincent London“Titane”Neon
Willem Dafoe“The Card Counter”Focus Features

2022 SAG Awards Predictions (Film)

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About the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual award show that has become one of the most important and key indicators for the Oscars. Four films have won the most SAG awards with three: 1999’s “American Beauty,” 2002’s “Chicago,” 2011’s “The Help” and 2017’s “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Three movies have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and 2008’s “Doubt.”

  • The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM.

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