The Hollywood associations completed their nominations with a flurry of announcements this week, culminating in Thursday’s nominations from the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Directors Guild and American Film Editor. And now we can compile some statistics on the movies of 2021 – not the films that have received awards from the critic groups or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but the films has been recognized by various types of film professionals, who will also vote for the Academy Awards.
(Not coincidentally, guild nominations ended on the day that voting for Oscar nominations began.)
The professional associations and organizations we are reviewing are Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Directors Guild (DGA), Producers Guild (PGA), Writers Association (WGA), American Society of Motion Picture Editors (ACE), American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), Association of Art Directors (ADG), Society of Costume Designers (CDG), Electric Sound Association Photographers (CAS), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Association (MUAHS), Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), and Visual Effects Association (VES).
Unsurprisingly, given that most nominations were made by their respective clans, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic “Dune” received the most nominations, 12. It was recognized by all. groups except SAG. It was followed by “West Side Story” with nine nominations. “The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up” scored eight, “Nightmare Alley” scored seven and “Belfast” scored six.
The films “West Side Story” and “Licorice Pizza” were nominated by all four major associations – SAG, DGA, PGA, and WGA – but neither of them won the major award for the SAG group. Two others, “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog,” were nominated by the SAG, DGA, and PGA, but were not eligible for a WGA nomination because of that guild’s more restrictive qualifying rules.
Below is a list of nominations limited to films that have been nominated by at least one of the major associations. (For the Directors Guild, we stuck with the feature film director category and didn’t include the first-time director category.)
“Sand Dunes”: DGA, PGA, WGA, ACE, ASC, ADG, CAS. CDG, MPSE, MUAHS, SCL, VES
“Western Tales”: SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, ADG, CAS, CDG, MPSE, MUAHS
“Don’t look up”: SAG (synchronous), PGA, WGA, ACE, ADG, CDG, MUAHS, SCL
“The Power of the Dog”: SAG, DGA, PGA, ACE, ASC, CAS, MPSE, SCL
“Nightmare Alley”: SAG, WGA, ASC, ADG, CDG, MPSE, VES
“Belfast”: SAG (group), DGA, PGA, ACE, ASC, MPSE
“Licorice Pizza”: SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, ACE, ADG
“Tick, tick… BOOM!”: SAG, PGA, WGA, ACE, MPSE
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”: SAG, ASC, ADG, MPSE, VES
“Being a Ricardian”: SAG, PGA, WGA, MUAHS
“French Dispatch”: WGA, ACE, ADG, SCL
“King Richard”: SAG (group), PGA, WGA, ACE
“CODA”: SAG (population), PGA, WGA
“Gucci House”: SAG (population), CDG, MUAHS
“Tammy Faye’s Eyes”: SAG, MUAHS
“The Lost Daughter”: SAG, ADG
“Respect”: SAG, SCL
“Bidding bar”: SAG
And here are some notable films that received multiple nominations but were not picked out by SAG, DGA, PGA or WGA:
“There is no time to die”: ACE, ADG, CAS, CDG, MPSE, MUAHS, SCL, VES
“Cruella”: ACE, ADG, CDG, MUAHS
“Revival of the Matrix”: CDG, MPSE, MUAHS, VES
“Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home”: CAS, CDG, MPSE, VES
“Green Knight”: ADG, CDG, SCL
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”: ADG, CDG, VES
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