All of the Ways the 2016 SAG Awards Nominations Are Breaking Records

Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage

Ladies and gentlemen, awards season is officially upon us.

The nominees for the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and in addition to throwing a wrench into everyone’s Oscar predictions – who was expecting Trumbo to lead the pack? Or Straight Outta Compton‘s exciting surprise nomination? – this year’s class of nominees also has a chance to make history. Whether they’ve already accumulated more nominations than anyone else in their field, or are setting themselves up for the chance to double the amount of hardware on their display shelves, the 2016 nominees are breaking records left and right.

A place in the history books (or just a category on the SAG Awards Wikipedia page) is theirs for the taking:

Youngest Overall Male Nominee
At just 9 years old, Outstanding Supporting Male Actor nominee Jacob Tremblay is officially the youngest male to ever be nominated for a SAG Award, thanks to his scene-stealing performance in Room. Tremblay takes the title away from Haley Joel Osment, who was 11 when he was nominated for his role in The Sixth Sense in 2000. If Tremblay wins on Jan. 30, he will replace Heath Ledger, who was actually 28 when he was posthumously awarded for The Dark Knight in 2009.

Most Nominated Male Actor
Though he has yet to win a SAG Award, Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Lead Actor nomination for The Revenant means he has earned more film nominations than anyone else: five. This year’s nomination joins nods for The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, and J. Edgar, and hopefully it will be the one to finally earn him that trophy.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Changing Looks!“

Smallest Nominated Cast

It might have finished its run earlier this year, but Key & Peele is still making history. With just two cast members counted among the ensemble – Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele – the beloved sketch show has the smallest nominated cast in SAG history. The only other shows that have ever come close are Seinfeld, Will and Grace and Sex & the City, all of which had just four cast members. In fact, they even beat out all of the film nominees, the smallest of which was Million Dollar Baby with three nominated actors. Maybe less really is more

Most TV Wins

Though their winning streak was broken last year by Orange Is the New Black, the cast of Modern Family currently shares the title of Most Awarded Ensemble with ER, with a total of four trophies. If they manage to win this year – a tough feat, considering there are a whopping six shows nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – they will officially be the winningest show in SAG history.

Most Overall Wins
Julianna Margulies currently holds the record for the most overall SAG Award wins – a title she shares with Alec Baldwin – with eight trophies. She’s won Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series four times (two for ER and two for The Good Wife) and racked up four additional SAG Awards as part of the cast of ER. A win for Lead Actress this year will officially earn her the most impressive collection of SAG Awards of all time.

Most Wins in One Night

The most interesting contest at this year’s ceremony will see three top actors compete with themselves to make SAG Awards history. While no actor has ever won more than one award in one night (barring ensemble awards, of course), Idris Elba, Mark Rylance and Helen Mirren will all attempt to take home two Actors, thanks to their double nominations (Supporting Actor and Leading Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for both Elba and Rylance and Lead and Supporting Actress in a Film for Mirren). So, who’s your money on this year – Helen Mirren or Helen Mirren?

Related Articles