The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards yesterday announced that Apple TV+ has been received 12 SAG Award nominations across Apple original Films and Series, including “CODA,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show.” The will be announced at the 28th Annual SAG Awards on TNT and TBS networks on Sunday, February 27th, 2022.
“CODA,” Apple’s big hit, has received two remarkable SAG Award nominations. Troy Kotsur was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Portrayal by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his touching performance, making him the first Deaf actor to receive an individual nomination.
The outstanding “CODA” cast, which includes several deaf performers, was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, marking the first time that SAG honored a largely Deaf cast in the ensemble category.
Denzel Washington was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the critically acclaimed Apple Original Film “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” “Macbeth: The Tragedy” will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 14 around the world.
Apple TV+ earned a total of nine nominations in the television genre, including five for the multi-Emmy Award-winning global hit “Ted Lasso.” Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for stars Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein, and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for stars Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple were all nominated for the cast of “Ted Lasso.”
The second season of the Emmy, SAG, and Critic Choice Award-winning cultural phenomenon “The Morning Show” received four nominations, including a second consecutive nomination for Jennifer Aniston for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, as well as star Reese Witherspoon and starring Billy Crudup, and a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for star Billy Crudup. The series was also nominated in a major category for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
See also: Apple TV+ hit series “The Morning Show” has been renewed for a third season
Motion Pictures (3)
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – “CODA”
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
“The Morning Show” (4)
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Billy Crudup
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Jennifer Aniston
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Reese Witherspoon
“Ted Lasso” (5)
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Hannah Waddingham
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Juno Temple
About Apple original Films and Series
“CODA” is a Sundance sensation, having premiered at the 2021 festival and garnered four awards from the prestigious film festival, including the US Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. In “CODA,” 17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a “CODA,” child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant).
But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Joel Coen comes the propulsive, boldly cinematic “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as the devious, ill-fated Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
An original, striking reimagining of the classic Shakespearean tale portrayed in sumptuous black-and-white cinematography, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” finds the titular general and his loyal wife older and warier, desperately striving against a merciless ticking clock as they attempt to seize upon a final opportunity for power.
In the chaos that ensues, their grasp on the throne unravels, terror mounts and regret enshrouds every inch of their wretched world. Co-starring Kathryn Hunter, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling and Bertie Carvel.
After garnering a record-breaking 20 nominations, freshman comedy “Ted Lasso” was recently honored with seven Emmy Awards, including Best Comedy Series. The series was also honored in 2021 with an esteemed Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling, and star Jason Sudeikis won Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, the hit show received three CCA awards last year.
In “Ted Lasso,” Sudeikis plays a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content.
Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.
The Morning Show
“The Morning Show,” a three-time Golden Globe nominee and previous winner of Best Supporting Actor at both the Primetime Emmy Awards and the CCA awards, explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.
Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the minefield of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” is an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace.
Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two finds “The Morning Show” team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley’s (Reese Witherspoon) actions to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really come into play.
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