Ariana DeBose and Oscar Isaac were the Latine talent nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award Wednesday morning (January 12). The nominations were announced virtually by Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens on Instagram Live.
In the Best Supporting Actress category, DeBose earned her first SAG nomination of her career for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of West Side Story. DeBose will be up against actresses Caitríona Balfe in Belfast, Cate Blanchett in Nightmare Alley, Kirsten Dunst in The Power of the Dog, and Ruth Negga in Passing.
DeBose just won her first Golden Globe this past weekend for her role in the musical.
Oscar Isaac also earned his first SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for his role in Scenes from a Marriage on HBO Max. Isaac’s competition this year is Murray Bartlett in The White Lotus, Michael Keaton in Dopesick, Ewan McGregor in Halston, and Evan Peters in Mare of Easttown.
Films and TV series were also nominated for their ensemble casts. Some of the casts featuring at least one Latine actor include CODA, which earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The cast includes actor Eugenio Derbez; and Only Murders in the Building for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The cast includes actress Selena Gomez.
Some Latine performances we would’ve liked to have seen get a nod include Clifton Collins Jr. for Jockey; Rachel Zegler for West Side Story; and Anthony Ramos and Olga Merediz for In the Heights, among others.
The 28th SAG Awards will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27 starting at 8 p.m. EST. For a complete list of nominees, visit sagaftra.org.