It’s awards season time…and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations came out on Wednesday recognizing some amazing work from people of color!
Not only was Black Panther, Blackkklansman and Crazy Rich Asians nominated for Best Ensemble Cast, but so were John David Washington (Blackkklansman), Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) in their acting categories.
But as the nominees were announced by the lovely Laverne Cox and Awkwafina, it was hard to not notice that only one woman of color was nominated—Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)—and REGINA KING WAS SNUBBED for her incredibly moving performance in If Beale Street Could Talk!
Not only that, but in a year that also gave us the ballroom scene TV drama Pose, the heist thriller Widows, one of Insecure’s best seasons and Support The Girls, it’s unclear how the women behind the work also got ignored.
Thankfully, Black Twitter had words for the Screen Actors Guild and demanded to know why with so much diverse talent to choose from, in 2018 the #SAGsAreSoWhite?
My God, Black women and women of color did not do well with these SAG noms. A mess.— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) December 12, 2018
I gotta say Emily Blunt receiving two nominations is effed up. Let alone Margot Robbie getting one. The prejudice for black actresses in the #sagawards is grossly horrific and disingenuous.https://t.co/siGqgcdyaO— journey to the past©️™️ (@femfilmrogue) December 12, 2018
I'm super confused as to why Regina King didn't get a #SAG nomination. Out of every show during this season, this is the one I figured would be the slam dunk.— KelleyLCarter (@KelleyLCarter) December 12, 2018
Besides the ensemble categories, no black women were nominated for SAG awards. No women of color nominated in the film categories. smh— ♔ Tiara (@ImRoyal_T) December 12, 2018
Just want to show Regina King (@ReginaKing) a picture of this woman.— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) December 12, 2018
Her name is Marcia Gay Harden and she won the Oscar in 2000 for "Pollock" without that precious nomination from the #SAGAwards!
You go get that Oscar gurl!!!! #BealeStreet #ReginaKing #SAGSucks pic.twitter.com/vaAY8cyzCn
The DISRESPECT towards Viola Davis and Regina King is unacceptable. https://t.co/j8NQSOrCXo— Bernard Oliver (@boliver36) December 12, 2018
I know it’s been said 1000x already today, but seriously, how does Widows miss out on SAG Ensemble? The cast of that film is objectively miles better than Bohemian Rhapsody (although I love Malek). pic.twitter.com/vhMEpJrrye— InSession Film (@InSessionFilm) December 12, 2018
The SAG snub of Regina King? pic.twitter.com/lvoFsjw3wM— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) December 12, 2018
I'm mad I woke up early for the noms just to end up upset. I'm not getting the Widows snubs, AT ALL. I'm going to be mad about the Regina King snubs the entire day. Not even a nom for Seven Seconds? I just pic.twitter.com/VGBslljdRs— emoBlackthoughts (@aspiringdreamer) December 12, 2018
'A Star is Born' Leads #SAGAwards nominations with 4, "BlackKklansman" and "The Favourite" with 3, though the latter misses Ensemble - And no REGINA KING, what in the actual hell is going on?— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) December 12, 2018
I SWEAR TO GOD IF Y'ALL HOLLYWOOD FUCKERS DONT PROPERLY AWARD REGINA KING AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY AND HER HARD WORK AND HER BRILLIANCE AND HER ACTING MASTERY, I'M JUST pic.twitter.com/cAmwwbiAYe— Britt Julious (@britticisms) December 12, 2018
No Regina King. Can I borrow a pitchfork? https://t.co/5HETqom5bt— Brandon David Wilson (@Geniusbastard) December 12, 2018
Wow, Beale Street got shut out for #SAGAwards . And after no SAG and Globes noms, my hope for Widows to go the distance is lost.— Joi Childs (@jumpedforjoi) December 12, 2018
Last week's #GoldenGlobes announcements had us all thrilled for the upcoming award season! However, this morning the #SAGawards announced their nominees, #ReginaKing & #IfBealeStreetCouldTalk didn't get nominated. How are we feeling about this?! [📸: Vulture & @tylersphotos] pic.twitter.com/oWLb5CWgnd— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) December 12, 2018
HOLY SHIT I JUST REALIZED THAT REGINA KING MISSED!!!!! WTF!?!?? NOOOOO!!!!! pic.twitter.com/4x7RCt31VQ— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) December 12, 2018
Reading about the SAG noms & realizing something rn that I should really investigate further...I get screeners from multiple unions and there's often overlap (2 copies of things). I have a big stack of the recent crop. Not a Widows or Pose in the bunch— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) December 12, 2018
If there was a fire I would grab Beale Street and run to safety, glancing back briefly at the other movie in this headline JUSTICE FOR REGINA KING https://t.co/q53BOUXbmA— fat jon boyega (@larryowenslive) December 12, 2018
The absence of a Drama Ensemble nomination for "Pose" TOTALLY invalidates any interest I have in or respect I had for the SAG Awards. Be gone.— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) December 12, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody over Widows for SAG Best Ensemble... pic.twitter.com/L1xLSBlKD4— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) December 12, 2018
SAG Awards nominations are out. Why is awards season disrespecting Widows like this? Stop sleeping on Viola Davis and this movie pls. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/A41EsH6nZF— dajour (@selahspades) December 12, 2018
literally everyone: widows best cast— nicole kidman’s cup of foam (@nicoIekidmans) December 12, 2018