SAG Awards Nominations

Congratulations are in order!

The nominees for the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and many of the stars who have received Critics' Choice Awards and Golden Globes nominations are using social media and formal statements to react to the exciting news. In addition to those who have already received accolades this week, there are newcomers to the nominations, including Millie Bobby Brown and Emily Blunt. No matter what roles each star played, they all have one thing in common—they're incredibly grateful to be honored with a nomination. 

Here are stars' reactions to their nominations at the 2017 SAG Awards:

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Eric Liebowitz/Netflix

Tituss Burgess, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: ".@SAGawards this was a complete surprise. I do not not take it lightly. Deepest thanks to my peers for the recognition! I will float all day."

Sarah Paulson, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: "@SAGawards @BryceDHoward @FelicityHuffman @AudraEqualityMc @kerrywashington this is my first Sag nomination and it makes me WEEP with joy!!" she tweeted. "@SAGawards @BryceDHoward @FelicityHuffman @AudraEqualityMc @kerrywashington and DEEPLY honored to be along side these extraordinary women!"

Jackie, Natalie Portman

Fox Searchlight

Natalie Portman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Jackie: "I am very grateful for the recognition of my peers with this morning's SAG nomination. I loved making Jackie so much, in large part due to the incredible actors our great director Pablo Larrain assembled. Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, John Carroll Lynch, Richard Grant, just to name a few, brought such inventiveness and honesty to every moment. Pablo gave us so much freedom and inspiration to play. And that combination allowed us to show Jackie through the many different relationships she had, in many different lights."

This Is Us. Sterling K. Brown

NBC

Viola Davis, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Fences: "I consider it such a great honor to be recognized by my fellow actors for this role. It's not only a testament to the strength of August Wilson's words but to the endurance of the human spirit. So happy to be nominated with my amazing cast. Thank you SAG-AFTRA!" 

Sterling K. Brown, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, This Is Us: ".@sagaftra 1000 times...thank you! #SAGAwards #ThisIsUs #ACSFX," he tweeted, along with an emotional video

Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

Paramount

Nicole Kidman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Lion: "To the beautiful beautiful actors...thank you so much! This film needed your support and you gave it. We are so grateful. I'm so happy for Dev [Patel] and I'm also so happy to be able to honor Sue Brierley with this nomination. And a huge thank you to Garth Davis for guiding us through this with such heart and passion."

Hugh Grant, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Florence Foster Jenkins: "I'm so flattered. It's a particularly boosting thing to be recognized by my fellow actors, and I thank them very much indeed. I also repeat my thanks to grumpy Stephen Frears for this rather unfashionable piece of casting. And of course Meryl, for enduring me for eight weeks and raising my game. My thanks to SAG-AFTRA members for this nomination."

The Night Of, Riz Ahmed

HBO

Riz Ahmed, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, The Night Of: "A HUGE thank you to the Screen Actors Guild! I'm honoured to be recognized by my peers for this incredible project that wouldn't have been possible without Steve Zaillian, Richard Price, HBO and John Turturro, who I'm so excited to share this moment with. Naz's story was an important one to tell and I would like to thank everyone who shared their experiences with me to help bring him to life."

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Dale Robinette

Emma Stone, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, La La Land: "Thank you so much to my fellow actors in the Screen Actors Guild for this incredible recognition. ‎I am so honored to be in category with women whose work I have such deep admiration for. Playing an actor in La La Land, stumbling, doubting, and working toward her dreams was a deeply meaningful (and complicated and joyous and crazy) experience. This nomination truly means the world to me. Thank you."

Rami Malek, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Mr. Robot: "Gotta thank my peers for the love and respect they've showed me with this @SAGawards nomination. What an huge honor! The feeling is mutual."

Denzel Washington, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Fences: "It has been an immense honor for me and my fellow cast members to have the opportunity to bring to life August Wilson's screenplay, and we are so grateful to SAG-AFTRA for this acknowledgment."

Uzo Aduba, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series, Orange Is the New Black: ".@SAGawards thank you for honoring the cast of @OITNB & myself w/your nomination. It's a dream, everyday, working w/this group. #teamorange"

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

21 Laps Entertainment / Netflix

Millie Bobby Brown, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Stranger Things: "Stunned and so pleased to be nominated alongside these wonderful actresses! #SAGawards."

Andrew Garfield, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Hacksaw Ridge: "I woke up this morning really grateful and humbled. That not only do I get to work as an actor but that my fellow SAG-AFTRA actors felt like giving me a hearty pat on the back. It's an amazing feeling to be welcomed and encouraged by my peers in this way and to be considered in the same company as these other men I am nominated alongside is a dream. I am also extremely grateful to Bill Mechanic, David Permut and to Mel Gibson, an actor/director and an actor's director in essence, and to the tremendous cast I got to play with. And congratulations to our stunt ensemble! So deserved for their commitment to telling this story of Desmond Doss. I give a deep bow to Desmond - for living such an inspiring life of humility, integrity and love. He was a wounded healer. Someone who risked his life in order to live as his true self and to serve his fellow man. It fills me with joy to see his soul celebrated in this way."

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

DreamWorks Pictures

Amy Adams, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Arrival: "It's such an honor to be recognized by my peers for this nomination. I'm so proud to belong to such an incredible family on this movie and my deepest thanks to Denis and our amazing cast and crew."

Emily Blunt, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, The Girl on the Train: "I am absolutely floored and moved by this nomination. It means so very much to me coming from my peers who I respect, find joy in, learn from and steal from daily! My deepest thanks to everyone at SAG-AFTRA!!"

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Claire Folger, Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions

Michelle Williams, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Manchester by the Sea: "I'm so honored to be included in such an incredible group of women and to be recognized by my peers in this way. I am proud to stand alongside my fellow nominees Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges and the rest of our brilliant cast of Manchester by the Sea. This means so much to me. Thank you."

Casey Affleck, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture, Manchester by the Sea: "It's incredibly meaningful to be recognized by one's peers. For myself, Lucas, Michelle and the entire cast, we thank our guild SAG-AFTRA and we thank our screenwriter and director Kenny Lonergan for having the vision to fully create a film we are so incredibly proud of."

Kerry Washington, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries, Confirmation: "I'm so grateful and proud to be a part of our actors union and truly humbled to be nominated by my fellow actors alongside the extraordinary actresses in our category."

Felicity Huffman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries, American Crime: "She is so thrilled and just got a txt from Bill that reads, 'Hey! We both got nominated for a SAG Award! Will you be my date if I promise to put out?'"

Jane Fonda, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series, Grace and Frankie: "This was such a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning. I'm grateful to have been recognized by my peers. Congrats to all the nominees."

Jeffrey Tambor, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Transparent: "I am so very honored to be recognized by my peers for playing Maura Pfefferman. Being a part of Transparent is a true honor and privilege. Of course, I wouldn't be able to do what I do without Jill Soloway and her visionary creative team or the most gifted family of co-stars, who make this job infinitely rewarding every single day."

Claire Foy, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, The Crown: "Thank you SAG for my nomination and for recognising the cast of the crown. It means all the more to know your fellow actors have voted!! And working with an ensemble of the most talented, giving and wonderful actors has been a privilege."

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