On Wednesday morning, Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie announced the nominees for this year’s awards show, and there was an uproar of applause when one major movie was announced: Straight Outta Compton.
The film, which was hugely popular this year, garnered a nod for Outstanding Performance for a Cast in a Motion Picture. “What the cast was able to do was take that period in time and let it be what it was,” Mackie.
He added, “Nobody forced it, nobody made an idea of who thee people were. Everybody just lived in that moment and let you go back to that and relive it.”Another big nominee this year, Idris Elba, who was nominated for a Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to his performance in Beasts of No Nation. The actor also garnered a nod in the Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries category for his role as DCI John Luther on BBC America’s LUTHER (BBC America)
SAG Awards air live on Saturday, January 30, 2016 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). (CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST)
Queen Latifah, who recently starred in NBC’s The Wiz, was also recognized in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries thanks to her role as iconic jazz musician, Bessie Smith.