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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Chadwick Boseman Makes History With 4 Film Nominations in the Same Year

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Chadwick Boseman, the late Hollywood actor most famous for playing the title role in Black Panther, made history on Thursday by becoming the first actor to receive four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for feature films in a single year.

Boseman, who died of colon cancer in August 2020 aged 43, was nominated for Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Best Supporting Actor for Da 5 Bloods, and outstanding ensemble nominations for both films.

This year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on April 4. The annual award ceremony, presented by SAG-AFTRA, made its debut in 1995. In its 27th year, for the first time, nominations were announced on Instagram live by Emily In Paris actor Lily Collins and Snowpiercing actor Daveed Diggs, on Thursday. Nominations are usually announced at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

In the Best Actor category, Boseman will compete against Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Anthony Hopkins for The Father, Gary Oldman for Mank, and Steven Yeun for Minari. His competitors in the supporting category are Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, Jared Leto for The Little Things, and Leslie Odom Jr for One Night in Miami.

While Boseman has set a record by winning four nominations in a single year for feature films, earlier actors like Jamie Foxx and Maggie Smith have been nominated four times in the same year, but at least one of those nominations was in a television category.

Despite Boseman’s short life, he continues to be honoured in award functions. Apart from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he received a 2021 Golden Globe nomination on Wednesday. He also posthumously won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Da 5 Bloods at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Here are some of the other nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year:

Best Motion Picture Ensemble

Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
One Night in Miami…
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, Motion Picture

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role, Motion Picture

Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Check out the full list of nominations here.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards awards “will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on April 4 at 9 pm (ET)/ 6 pm” an official press release said.

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