SAG Awards: Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Brian Cox among nominated Brits

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  • Brian Cox
    Scottish actor
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    English actor
  • Hannah Waddingham
    British actress
  • Andrew Garfield
    Andrew Garfield
    British-American actor
Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter  (YANNIS DRAKOULIDIS/NETFLIX © 2021.)
Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (YANNIS DRAKOULIDIS/NETFLIX © 2021.)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Brian Cox are among the British stars to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

The nominees were announced on Wednesday afternoon on the official @sagawards Instagram.

Netflix’s The Power of the Dog is one of the biggest movies of the year - with Cumberbatch nominated for best actor for his role in the Western.

He faces fellow Brit Andrew Garfield in the category - who stars in Tick, Tick … Boom! - plus Will Smith who stars in King Richard, Javier Bardem in Being the Ricardos and Denzel Washington for his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Meanwhile, Colman was nominated for The Lost Daughter - though she will face tough competition from Nicole Kidman who has already won the Golden Globe for her leading role in Being the Ricardos.

They face Jessica Chastain, who stars in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Lady Gaga, who stars in House of Gucci, and Jennifer Hudson in Respect.

On the television side of the awards, Cox was nominated for his leading role in Succession.

Cox faces co-stars Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong plus Billy Crudup for The Morning Show, Lee Jung-Jae for Squid Game for best male actor in a television drama.

The cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast were nominated for best ensemble as were the actors in CODA, House of Gucci, Don’t Look Up and King Richard.

The British stars of US sitcom Ted Lasso expressed shock and delight at their “mind-blowing” nominations.

Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein and Juno Temple all received nods for their roles in the show alongside leading man, US actor Jason Sudeikis.

The heart warming series follows the journey of American football coach Lasso, who is hired to coach London-based soccer team AFC Richmond, without any experience.

Both Waddingham and Temple received nominations for best female actor in a comedy series and Goldstein and Sudeikis will go head to head for best male actor in a comedy series.

The show was also nominated for best ensemble in a comedy series.

Other top name stars nominated include best supporting actresses Cate Blanchett, for Nightmare Alley, Kirsten Dunst for The Power of the Dog and Ruth Negga for Passing.

Ben Affleck, star of The Tender Bar, Bradley Cooper, who is in Licorice Pizza, and Jared Leto, who is in House of Gucci, are all up for best supporting actor.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston, star of The Morning Show and co-star Reese Witherspoon, are up against Squid Games’ Jung Ho-yeon, Elisabeth Moss, who appears in The Handmaid’s Tale and Sarah Snook from Succession for best supporting actress in a television drama.

Stars Rosario Dawson - known for Dopesick and Go-Big Show - and Vanessa Hudgens - known, among other things, for tick, tick...BOOM! and The Princess Switch made the announcement. President of the awards Fran Drescher and SAG Awards Committee Members Jason George and Elizabeth McLaughlin will be there to kick off the social media ceremony.

The show will be broadcast on TNT and TBS in the US on Sunday February 27 at 8pm ET (1am UK time). The ceremony will take place at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

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