“The forgotten award show.” Michelle and Lane threw together these picks in the last 24 hours. 

Check out the full list of Screen Actors Guild nominees, make your own picks, and take a look at ours!


Category Lane’s Picks Michelle’s Picks
Ensemble Performance Hidden Figures Hidden Figures
Actor in a Leading Role Ryan Gosling, La La Land Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress in a Leading Role Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie
Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Actress in a Supporting Role Naomie Harris, Moonlight Viola Davis, Fences


Category Lane’s Picks Michelle’s Picks
Ensemble Performance – Drama Downton Abbey Game of Thrones
Best Actor – Drama Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Best Actress – Drama Thandie Newton, Westworld Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ensemble Performance – Comedy Orange is the New Black Black-ish
Best Actor – Comedy Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Actress – Comedy Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Best Actor – Limited Series/Motion Picture Sterling K Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Sterling K Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actress – Limited Series/TV Movie Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Category Lane’s Picks Michelle’s Picks
Ensemble Performance – Comedy or Drama Series Marvel’s Daredevil  Game of Thrones Game of Thrones
Ensemble Performance – Motion Picture Captain America: Civil War Captain America: Civil War

Lane: Michelle, I don’t know what I’m doing. Have I ever even seen the SAG Awards? There’s a category for stunts

Michelle: I always watch the SAG awards, but I’ll admit, they are the least entertaining. There is no host, it’s only acting categories, and it often feels like the black sheep of award shows. I honestly don’t remember any of the previous winner of the stunt categories, but I guess it has been around for years.


Lane: I did my best. Usually I look at other writers for odds, but that really didn’t help for the Golden Globes so I went with my gut. I thought the recent hype for Hidden Figures, along with its strong ensemble team, could boost its odds. La La Land will win some stuff, but Denzel could win for Fences and for being an “actor’s actor.” Fingers crossed for Moonlight supporting wins.

Michelle: The SAG awards are hard to predict because it’s really the peers who are voting. I went with Affleck, because I think it’s predictable, but I do believe his sexual assault drama could hurt him too. Denzel and Gosling are likeable, so I think the fight could be between them. I think Hidden Figures could easily score a win for Ensemble, because not only would it match the buzz and the political climate, I believe actors will recognize stellar performances by the three leading women.

Lane: For my television picks, I looked at the past few years of SAG winners. They love Downton Abbey. I went with Downton for a nostalgia vote. I would be so excited if the Stranger Things kids won that category. They deserve it! For comedy, SAG voters love OITNB so that’d be great.

Michelle: I want the Stranger Things cast to take it home, but I went with Game of Thrones. Season 6 was wild for its cast, so I think that could generate some love. However, Westworld could come in with a surprise if I measure it by actors tweets and raves about the series while it was on. For comedy, I went with Black-ish. I think people are really starting to pay attention to the show and it’s had some solid momentum lately.

Lane: As far as individual performances, from just a normal person’s perspective, I think Thandie Newton’s performance in Westworld was stunning, so if actors don’t acknowledge it… then I give up. Before I give up, I do feel confident that they’ll give Sarah Paulson some more awards. But, Michelle, we need to talk about that Bryce Dallas Howard nomination for Black Mirror.


Michelle: Thandie deserves it, but I went with Millie Bobby Brown because come on, who didn’t love Eleven? She’s been a darling amongst her peers and the ultimate fangirl. I think she wins some votes solely for her charm. Paulson should take her category with ease, but who knows these days. And the Bryce Dallas Howard nod…I can’t wrap my brain around how her performance garnered a nomination over Mackenzie Davis and/or Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “San Junipero”. Granted she carried “Nosedive” on her back, but let’s be real, Lacie was just the futuristic Hilly Holbrook, so can we really call it range?

Lane: Stunts. Stunts? Stunts! I guessed. Daredevil had a lot of fighting. Game of Thrones perhaps had too much CGI? Preserve the art of stunt-people since computer are taking their jobs? I’m making things up now. So if I’m going Marvel for TV then I might as well go Marvel for film.

Michelle: I gave it to Civil War for film because choreography is still considered a stunt, but maybe Hacksaw Ridge sees a win based on war related stunts. For television I went with Game of Thrones because “The Battle of the Bastards” alone deserves a win. How this is a category…I’m not sure, but power to the Screen Actors’ Guild.

Lane: I forgot about that “Battle of the Bastards” scene. I’m changing my pick.

If I perform better on this half-assed ballot than on my Golden Globes ballot, then for the Oscar picks I’m going to get really drunk and make my final picks. Pinky promise.

Michelle: Deal.