Josh Hartnett Makes Rare Appearance at 2024 SAG Awards After Stepping Away From Hollywood

Oppenheimer star Josh Hartnett walked the red carpet at the 2024 SAG Awards, where he is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, in Los Angeles Feb. 24.

By Corinne Heller Feb 25, 2024 1:14 AMTags
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After a lot longer than 40 days and 40 nights, Josh Hartnett is back in the Hollywood spotlight.

The Pearl Harbor star attended the star-studded 2024 SAG Awards in Los Angeles Feb. 24, marking his first time at the annual ceremony—and a rare appearance for the star who left Hollywood back in the mid-aughts. (See all the stars on the red carpet here.)

The 45-year-old walked the red carpet at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, looking suave in a black tux and adding a bit of shimmer with a black brooch attached to his lapel.

The Minnesota native, who has in recent years been living in England with wife Tamsin Egerton and their three kids, attended to support his film Oppenheimer, which is nominated for four awards.

Hartnett, who quit living in Los Angeles more than a decade ago, has occasionally attended events outside the United States, such as the BAFTA Film Awards in London Feb. 18. However, the 40 Days and 40 Nights star has continued to film projects in America, including Oppenheimer, in which he plays the late Nobel-winning nuclear physicist Ernest Lawrence.

See the 2024 SAG Awards Winners

The blockbuster is the biggest one Hartnett has starred in since 2001's Pearl Harbor, which launched him to international fame. Years later, he turned down the lead role in 2006's Superman Returns and concentrated on mostly independent films and TV shows, such as Penny Dreadful and Black Mirror.


"The biggest thing for me is that I really enjoy making films, but the industry itself was overwhelming for a 21-year-old kid," Hartnett told Australian TV show The Project in 2021. "There were paparazzi around every corner, you couldn't really go anywhere without being sort of harassed. And I decided I didn't need that in my life, and I was able to still make films and live outside of it."

Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, plus individual acting honors for Cillian MurphyEmily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr.

Until we find out who walks away with a trophy, see all the stars who won with their fashion on the red carpet...

Storm Reid

In custom Balmain.

Kieran Culkin & Jazz Charton

In Dior Men and Christian Dior FW17 RTW.

Issa Rae

In Off-White.

Hannah Waddingham

In Tony Ward SS24 Couture.

Ryan Piers Williams & America Ferrera

America in custom Christian Dior.

Bel Powley

In Chanel.

Tracee Ellis Ross

In custom Balmain.

Taraji P. Henson

In Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Jeremy Allen White

In Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Ryan Michelle Bathe

In Maria Lucia Hohan.

Quinta Brunson

In Saint Laurent.

Margot Robbie

In Schiaparelli FW20 Couture.

Lily Gladstone

In custom Armani Privé.

Billie Eilish

In Vivienne Westwood.

Selena Gomez

In custom Atelier Versace.

Anne Hathaway

In Atelier Versace SS15 Couture.

Rachel Brosnahan

In Tamara Ralph FW23 Couture and Cartier accessories.

Penélope Cruz 

In custom Chanel.

Carey Mulligan

In custom Armani Privé.

Ayo Edebiri

In Luar FW23 RTW.

Emily Blunt

In custom Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Emma Stone

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Halle Bailey

In custom Dolce & Gabbana.

Pedro Pascal

In Prada.

Matt Bomer

In custom BOSS.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph 

In custom Valdrin Shahiti.


In Venus Prototypex.

Brie Larson

In custom Atelier Versace.

Reese Witherspoon

In Elie Saab Haute Couture.

Naomi Watts

In Christian Dior SS23 Couture.

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