See Kaley Cuoco, Spike Lee and More React to Their 2021 SAG Award Nominations

The nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Feb. 4. Check out reactions from the nominated stars, including Kaley Cuoco, Spike Lee, Hugh Grant and Daveed Diggs.

By Corinne Heller Feb 04, 2021 7:09 PMTags
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We are officially in the midst of award season! The nominations for the 2021 SAG Awards have been revealed.

Emily in Paris star Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs announced the nominees on Instagram Live on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Nominees include Diggs himself for Disney+'s release of Hamilton, Kaley Cuoco for The Flight AttendantNicole Kidman and Hugh Grant for The Undoing, Kerry Washington for Little Fires Everywhere, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini for Dead to MeSchitt's Creek's Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor for The Crown and Regé-Jean Page for Bridgerton.

Schitt's CreekDead To MeThe Crown and Bridgerton were also among the shows nominated for their ensemble performances, while the films Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods were also honored.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, the late Chadwick Boseman, plus Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Frances McDormand received SAG Award nominations for their roles in film this year.

Check out a full list of nominations. The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on April 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Check out reactions from 2021 SAG Award nominees below:

Maria Bakalova, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

"Okay, Is this really happening or am I in a parallel universe (well, I most certainly am but I like this one and I hope I stay )!?" the Bulgarian actress wrote on Instagram. "I am incredibly humbled to be nominated alongside such inspirational performances. This nomination is so special because it's voted by actors and it means the world to me that fellow peers honored my performance and Tutar's message of unity and equality by supporting diversity in the face of an Eastern European actor."

She continued, "I am forever grateful for @sachabaroncohen (congratulations for another well dererved nomination) and the team at @amazonprimevideo for the opportunity to create this character and show her strength [sic]. Thank you, @sagawards [red heart emoji]!"

 

Vanessa Kirby, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Pieces of a Woman

"I am honored to be nominated by SAG, alongside such incredible women," the actress said in a statement. "Thank you so much to SAG members for recognizing this film. I'm especially grateful to Kornel and Kata who so bravely risked sharing their story, fearless in the belief that doing so may help others - and to our friends at Netflix for their unwavering support and dedication in helping to bring such a difficult but important subject to a wider audience."

Sacha Baron Cohen, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, The Trial of the Chicago 7

"Thank you, SAG-AFTRA, and congratulations Maria Bakalova on your nomination for Borat's Tutar!" the actor said in a statement. "You are funny, brilliant, deeply moving, amazingly brave and a hilarious improviser who can inhabit a character for hours on end. I'm so happy we found you!"

He added, "Today's nominations for The Trial of the Chicago 7 are a tribute to Aaron Sorkin, a remarkable cast and an incredible crew. It was an honor to play Abbie Hoffman, who used humor to expose those abusing their power, and also was the first Jew to use space lasers to start forest fires."

Aaron Sorkin, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, The Trial of the Chicago 7

"Thank you very much to the Screen Actors Guild," the director and screenwriter said in a statement. "I'm deeply proud of the cast of The Trial of The Chicago 7, led by Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp and Jeremy Strong."

He added, "A special thank you to Francine Maisler, who put together this extraordinary cast. They say that casting good actors is 90% of the battle and I think whoever said that was dramatically underestimating the importance of casting, especially when you're talking about a teeming ensemble with tons of moving parts and a feverish hunt for the on-set alchemy that will make that ensemble sing. So I certainly stood on the shoulders of giants with this film. It was such a great honor to work with them to tell this urgent story that shows us that truth and justice do matter and, when both are in jeopardy, the fight to preserve them is essential."

Leslie Odom Jr., Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, One Night in Miami...

"We are very emotional this morning!" the actor said in a statement. "To share the SAG-AFTRA Award acknowledgment with my brothers Kingsley, Eli, and Aldis; to share this recognition alongside [my wife] Nicolette Robinson and the rest of our company is just so profoundly meaningful. We were led, as an ensemble of actors, by one of our own! Regina King has long exemplified and modeled the best of what our profession can be. Having experienced One Night in Miami firsthand, I can tell you, being a part of this ensemble was an actor's dream. I am so happy to be included in the nominations this morning. Thank you all so much."

Nicole Kidman, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, The Undoing

"Wow, what a morning!!!!!!" the actress said in an emailed statement. "Thank you to all of my SAG-AFTRA friends and peers!! And to Hugh [Grant], my screen husband and partner in crime (and fellow nominee!). This is a beautiful honor and I am so, so grateful for the recognition from my fellow actors."

Jared Leto

"To be nominated by my peers, actors who have devoted their lives to the pursuit of craft and creativity, is both humbling and astonishing. Thank you so much to each and every member of our wonderful guild—SAG-AFTRA," the actor said in a statement. "To have the opportunity to work with one of the greatest actors of all time, Mr. Denzel Washington, as well as the force of nature that is Rami Malek, was unforgettable and inspiring. John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson and Warner Bros—I couldn't ask for better partners."

Lee Isaac Chung, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Minari

"I've been so blessed to work with this incredible group of actors," the director said in a statement. "I saw firsthand how they brought honesty and life to this story while also supporting each other to do their very best. I'm thrilled for Yuh-Jung, Steven, and the entire Minari family to be recognized in this way

Yuh-Jung Youn, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Minari

"Incredibly grateful and honored, especially knowing that this recognition comes from my fellow actresses and actors," the star said in a statement. "So proud and happy for my Steven who made something incredibly difficult seem so easy. Yeri, Steven, Alan, Noel and Will: we truly became a family on and off the set which is why the SAG ensemble nomination is especially meaningful to us. Above all, I am grateful to Isaac who not only wrote these beautiful characters but also had the courage to entrust us with them"

Steven Yeun, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Minari

"Much gratitude to the Screen Actors Guild for these nominations," the Walking Dead alum said in a statement. "It's an honor to be nominated alongside Chadwick [Boseman], Gary [Oldman], Anthony [Hopkins], and Riz [Ahmed]. I am especially glad to share this cast nomination as none of this would have been possible without the beautiful screenplay and direction from Lee Isaac Chung and all the wonderful artists that came together to realize his vision. This truly was a family effort. I'm honored to have been a part of a story like this where we might connect and see each other a bit more clearly; to honor our shared human experiences while also holding on to our individual ones."

Kaley Cuoco, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, The Flight Attendant

"Never in my life could I imagine this moment," the actress wrote on her Instagram Story. "Thank you to my peers @sagawards !! This is beyond !!"

She also wrote, in response to the show earning a nod for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, "There are no words. Thank you @sagawards and our peers who recognized this phenomenal ensemble."

Spike Lee, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Da 5 Bloods

"I Thank The Screen Actors Guild For Their Support Of The Esteemed Ensemble Of DA 5 BLOODS," the director said in an emailed statement. "Also A Love Shout To All Of The Actors Who Did Da Damn Thang. Bless Up To Our Brother Chadwick Boseman For His Craft We Witnessed - Best Supporting Actor. Peace And Love, Spike."

Josh O'Connor, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, The Crown

"I am overwhelmed!" the actor said in a statement. "This recognition by my fellow peers—truly the people I look to for inspiration every day – means the world. I'm especially delighted and frankly giddy to be sharing this love with Emma [Corrin], Olivia [Colman], Gillian [Anderson], and the entire cast of The Crown. This show is such a team effort- I am just grateful to have been a part of it and the amazing group of people that made it a reality."

Carey Mulligan, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Promising Young Woman

"Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild for this honor," the actress said in a statement. "I'm indebted to Emerald Fennell for entrusting me with the role of a lifetime. The experience of working with her and the incredible cast she assembled felt like a prize. To be recognized by my peers amongst such extraordinary performances is the icing on the cake to an experience I will always treasure."

Gary Oldman, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Mank

"With a stressed pandemic year, there is a kind of comfort in knowing that we soldier on in many ways," the actor said in a statement. "Our industry is hopefully sending signs of hope that we will get out of this eventually by continuing our traditions. Perhaps the SAGS are such a sign that normalcy still exists, and to me they are a particularly, uniquely personal group because they are fellow actors. Not to trivialize the current state of the world, it remains a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers and to be included with these other wonderful artists."

Glenn Close, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Hillbilly Elegy

"Given all the content being poured out by our industry, given the vast array of stories and outstanding performances, I am deeply honored to have my work deemed worthy of recognition by my peers," the actress said in a statement. "Congratulations to my fellow nominees and love and special bravos to Amy Adams who inspired me every day with her honesty, courage and craft."

Amy Adams, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Hillbilly Elegy

"Thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild for my nomination," the actress said in a statement. "What an exciting morning! I am incredibly honored, humbled and grateful to be recognized by my peers. I am thrilled for my co-star and dear friend, Glenn Close! Thank you to Ron Howard for your direction and thank you to our entire cast and crew. It was a pleasure making this film together!"

Kerry Washington, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, Little Fires Everywhere

"I'm so proud to be nominated alongside these phenomenally talented actors and I am deeply grateful to the entire cast of Little Fires Everywhere and our wonderful crew," the actress said in a statement. "My performance reflects the diligence and hard work of so many brilliant artists and artisans. Thank you to SAG AFTRA for acknowledging our Little Fires Everywhere family."

Hugh Grant, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series, The Undoing

"Incredibly kind of my fellow actors to nominate me," the actor said in a statement. "What a lovely week. I must kill more often. Extremely pleased for Nicole [Kidman]. Richly deserved."

Ramy Youssef, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Ramy

"Thank you for this awesome recognition," the star said in a statement. "If you had told me in acting school that I was going to be a SAG nominee, I would have dropped out sooner."

Riz Ahmed, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Sound of Metal

"It means the world to be recognized by my peers and SAG with this nomination," the actor said in a statement. "I share this with the rest of the incredible cast Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Chelsea Lee, Shaheim, Dominico Toledo, Jeremy Lee Stone, and especially our Deaf actors who taught me what it truly means to listen and communicate. I hope Ruben's story can inspire and give us all some strength in these challenging times. Thank you to Darius Marder, Amazon and Caviar."

Daveed Diggs, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, Hamilton

The actor helped announced the list of SAG Award nominees with Lily Collins on Instagram Live on Thursday, Feb. 4, and appeared shocked after it was revealed he himself earned a nomination for his role in Disney+'s presentation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical Hamilton. The actress cheered as Daveed sat back in his chair in disbelief and said with a laugh, "Hamilton is the gift that keeps on giving."

He later said in a statement, "I'm honored to be nominated by my peers for this award. It really is a special feeling. And all the love in the world to Lin, Tommy, Lac, and Andy, and all of my incredible cast mates for creating a space for me that so many people continue to find their way to and see something special in. Hamilton truly keeps on giving."

Daveed also gave a shout-out to his Good Lord Bird co-star Ethan Hawke, who received a SAG Award nod for his leading role in the series. "And huge congratulations to Ethan Hawke for being recognized for The Good Lord Bird!" he said in his statement. "It is one of the projects I am most proud to have worked on and I watched him make one of the most incredible transformations I've ever seen every day. He deserves every bit of this. Love y'all."

Bob Odenkirk, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Better Call Saul

"I am crazy honored to be included in this group of fine actors," the star said in a statement. "Getting the recognition of my fellow actors is the best! It's the best indicator that I'm doing justice to this role. As happy as I am for little old me, I'm quadruple happy for this great group of friends and pros who get to share the nomination for Ensemble."