Pre-award season is now upon us.
Next year’s 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards promises to bring a little something different to the table this time. And it’s not just because Awkwafina and Laverne Cox announced the nominees live from the Pacific Design Center, but about who was on that list — in 2018, the SAG didn’t nominate any Asian American actors. This year, the roster is studded with Asian American talent.
The actors who made the magic of “Crazy Rich Asians” happen — Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Gemma Chan (Astrid Young Teo), Henry Golding (Nick Young), Ken Jeong (Wye Mun Goh), Ken Jeong (Wye Mun Goh), Lisa Lu (Ah Ma), Harry Shum, Jr. (Charlie Wu), Constance Wu (Rachel Chu), and Michelle Yeoh (Eleanor Young) — are getting a nod from the SAG for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
“Crazy Rich Asians” has also been nominated for Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category at the Golden Globes. Constance Wu is also up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, the first time an Asian American woman has been nominated in the category in 44 years.
Sandra Oh is up for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Eve Polastri on BBC America’s “Killing Eve.”
Darren Criss, who played serial killer Andrew Cunanan in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” is up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Award.
For Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Sunita Mani and Ellen Wong are up for nomination for their roles as Arthie Premkumar and Jenny Chae, respectively, in Netflix’s “GLOW.”
In the same category, the cast of Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” is also up for nomination. Melissa Tang is on the list for her role as Margaret.
Keep your fingers crossed!