SAG Predictions: Female Actor in a Leading Role – Halle Berry Could Charm the SAG Nominating Committee

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2022 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS PREDICTIONS:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

UPDATED: Nov 25, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come…

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

RANK

ACTOR

FILM

ROLE

STUDIO

1

Kristen Stewart

“Spencer”

Diana Spencer

Neon/Topic Studios

2

Nicole Kidman

“Being the Ricardos”

Lucielle Ball

Amazon Studios

3

Lady Gaga

“House of Gucci”

Patrizia Reggiani

MGM/United Artists Releasing

4

Olivia Colman

“The Lost Daughter”

Leda Caruso

Netflix

5

Halle Berry

“Bruised”

jackie Justice

Netflix

NEXT IN LINE

6

Penélope Cruz

“Parallel Mothers”

Janis

Sony Pictures Classics

7

Jennifer Hudson

“Respect”

Aretha Franklin

MGM/United Artists Releasing

8

Jessica Chastain

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Tammy Faye

Searchlight Pictures

9

Frances McDormand

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Lady Macbeth

Apple Original Films/A24

10

Jodie Comer

“The Last Duel”

Marguerite de Carrouges

20th Century Studios

OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

11

Tessa Thompson

“Passing”

Irene “Reenie” Redfield

Netflix

12

Alana Haim

“Licorice Pizza”

Alana Kane

MGM/United Artists Releasing

13

Rachel Zegler

“West Side Story”

Maria

20th Century Studios

14

Jennifer Lawrence

“Don’t Look Up”

Kate Dibiasky

Netflix

15

Rooney Mara

“Nightmare Alley”

Molly Cahill

Searchlight Pictures

16

Emilia Jones

“CODA”

Ruby Rossi

Apple Original Films

17

Rachel Sennott

“Shiva Baby”

Danielle

Utopia

18

Vicky Krieps

“Bergman Island”

Chris Sanders

IFC Films

19

Helen Mirren

“The Duke”

Dorothy Bunton

Sony Pictures Classics

20

Scarlett Johansson

“Black Widow”

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:

Marvel Studios

UNRANKED LISTING

Agatha Rousselle

“Titane”

Neon

Chanté Adams

“A Journal for Jordan”

Sony Pictures

Emma Stone

“Cruella”

Walt Disney Pictures

Marion Cotillard

“Annette”

Amazon Studios

Melissa McCarthy

“The Starling”

Netflix

Natalie Morales

“Language Lessons”

Shout! Factory

Odessa Young

“Mothering Sunday”

Sony Pictures Classics

Renate Reinsve

“The Worst Person in the World”

Neon

Sandra Bullock

“The Unforgivable”

Netflix

Taylour Paige

“Zola”

A24

Thomasin McKenzie

“Last Night in Soho”

Focus Features

Zazie Beetz

“The Harder They Fall”

Netflix

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual award show that has become one of the most important and key indicators for the Oscars. Four films have won the most SAG awards with three: 1999’s “American Beauty,” 2002’s “Chicago,” 2011’s “The Help” and 2017’s “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Three movies have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and 2008’s “Doubt.”

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