2021 SAG Predictions: Best Actor

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

UPDATED: Nov 25, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTS: More to come…

Voting for the Oscar nominations will begin on Thursday, January 27, 2022 and end on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, and the ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


ALL AWARDS PARTICIPANTS AND RANKINGS:

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TAP, TAP… BOOM! Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, in TICK, TICK…BOOM! Photo credits: Macall Polay/NETFLIX © 2021
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AND THE PREDICT NOMINATES ARE:
RANK ACTOR MOVIE ROLE STUDIO
1 Will Smith “King Richard” Richard Williams Warner Bros
2 Andrew garfield “Tap, tap… Boom!” Jonathan Larson Netflix
3 Benedict Cumberbatch “The Power of the Dog” Phil Burbank Netflix
4 Denzel Washington “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Lord Macbeth Apple Original Movies/A24
5 Peter Dinklage “cyran” Cyrano de Bergerac MGM/United Artists comes out
NEXT IN ROW
6 Leonardo Dicaprio “Don’t look up” dr. Randall Mindy Netflix
7 Clifton Collins Jr. “Jockey” Jackson Silva Sony Pictures Classics
8 Joaquin Phoenix “Come on, come on” Johnny A24
9 Oscar Isaac “The Card Counter” William “Tell” Tillich Focus functions
10 Simon Rex “Red Rocket” Mikey knows A24
OTHER TOP CANDIDATES
11 Javier Bardem “The Ricardos are” Desi Arnazu Amazon Studios
12 Mahershala Ali “swan song” Cameron Turner Original Apple Movies
13 Adam Driver “House of Gucci” Maurizio Gucci MGM/United Artists Releading
14 Jude Hill “Belfast” Buddy Focus functions
15 Bradley Cooper “Nightmare Alley” Stanton “Stan” Carlisle Searchlight Pictures
16 Matt Damon “Still water” Bill Baker Focus functions
17 Jake Gyllenhaal “The guilty” Joe Baylor Netflix
18 Nicolas Cage “Pig” Robin “Rob” field Neon
19 Ahmed Rice “encounter” Malik Khan Amazon Studios
20 Cooper Hoffman “Licorice Pizza” Gary Valentine MGM/United Artists Releading
UNWRITTEN OFFER
Adam Driver “Annette”
Adam Driver “The Last Duel”
Alessandro Nivola “The Many Saints of Newark”
Amir Jadidic “A hero”
Ansel Elgort “West Side Story”
Anthony Ramos “In the height”
Benedict Cumberbatch “The Electric Life of Louis Wain”
Clint Eastwood “Cry Macho”
Daniel Craig “No time to die”
Dev Patel “The Green Knight”
Don Cheadle “No sudden move”
Eddie Murphy “Coming 2 America”
Eric Banana “The Dry”
Filippo Scottic “The Hand of God”
Harvey Keitel “Lansky”
Jonathan Majors “The Harder They Fall”
Justin Chon “Blue Bayou”
Matt Damon “The Last Duel”
Michael B. Jordan “A Diary for Jordan”
Michael Keaton “Worth”
Tim Blake Nelson “Old Henry”
Tim Roth “Bergman Island”
Timothy Chalamet “Dune”
Tom Hanks “Finch”
Udo Kier “swan song”
Winston Duke “Nine Days”

2022 SAG Awards Predictions (Movie)

Academy Awards Predictions for 2022

The predictions for the Oscars for 2021 are here.

About the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild AwardsOrganized by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual awards ceremony that has become one of the most important and important 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 films have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: ‘Shakespeare in Love’ from 1998, ‘Chicago’ and ‘Doubt’ from 2008.

  • The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC, will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM.

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