Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo both score SAG Awards nods for portraying Aretha Franklin

The Color Purple co-stars Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo both scored SAG Awards nominations on Wednesday for their respective portrayals of the late, nice Aretha Franklin.

Cynthia is up for feminine actor in a TV movie/restricted collection for the fully-authorized eight-episode collection Genius: Aretha, which premiered March 21 on National Geographic.

‘It is and will at all times be an honor to be acknowledged by my friends,’ the British-Nigerian 35-year-old wrote of the glory on Instagram.  

R-e-s-p-e-c-t! The Color Purple co-stars Jennifer Hudson (L) and Cynthia Erivo (R) both scored SAG Awards nominations on Wednesday for their respective portrayals of the late, great Aretha Franklin (pictured in 2015)

R-e-s-p-e-c-t! The Color Purple co-stars Jennifer Hudson (L) and Cynthia Erivo (R) both scored SAG Awards nominations on Wednesday for their respective portrayals of the late, nice Aretha Franklin (pictured in 2015)

‘Thank you @sagawards for this on behalf of Ms Aretha Louise Franklin.’

Erivo faces heavy competitors towards The White Lotus scene stealer Jennifer Coolidge, Maid’s Margaret Qualley, Mare of Easttown’s Jean Smart, and Mare of Easttown’s Kate Winslet.

Jennifer is up for feminine actor in a number one function for Liesl Tommy’s $55M-budget, fully-authorized biopic Respect, which hit US theaters on August 13.

The Chicago-born 40-year-old will face off towards The Eyes of Tammy Faye’s Jessica Chastain, The Lost Daughter’s Olivia Colman, House of Gucci’s Lady Gaga, and Being the Ricardos’ Nicole Kidman.   

Congrats! Cynthia is up for female actor in a TV movie/limited series for the fully-authorized eight-episode series Genius: Aretha, which premiered March 21 on National Geographic

Congrats! Cynthia is up for feminine actor in a TV movie/restricted collection for the fully-authorized eight-episode collection Genius: Aretha, which premiered March 21 on National Geographic

The British-Nigerian 35-year-old wrote of the honor on Instagram: 'It is and will always be an honor to be recognized by my peers. Thank you @sagawards for this on behalf of Ms Aretha Louise Franklin'

The British-Nigerian 35-year-old wrote of the glory on Instagram: ‘It is and will at all times be an honor to be acknowledged by my friends. Thank you @sagawards for this on behalf of Ms Aretha Louise Franklin’

Who will win? Erivo faces heavy compeition against The White Lotus scene stealer Jennifer Coolidge, Maid's Margaret Qualley, Mare of Easttown's Jean Smart, and Mare of Easttown's Kate Winslet

Who will win? Erivo faces heavy compeition towards The White Lotus scene stealer Jennifer Coolidge, Maid’s Margaret Qualley, Mare of Easttown’s Jean Smart, and Mare of Easttown’s Kate Winslet

Both R&B belters had particular encounters with the Queen of Soul earlier than her dying, age 76, at her Detroit residence on August 16, 2018 from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

‘She got here to see The Color Purple on Broadway. Aretha caught round to fulfill folks afterward, so I obtained to fulfill her, and she was simply humorous,’ Cynthia instructed Harper’s Bazaar in 2020.

‘She sang the final line of “I’m Here” at me. I used to be like, “What is occurring? This is loopy.” It was nuts. I believed, “Okay, that is it. I’m by no means going to see her once more.” But then I carried out on the Kennedy Center Honors later that yr, and she was there. We ended up at a reception on the White House, speaking at a buffet desk the place you can decide up little hors d’oeuvres together with your fingers to eat.’

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Erivo recalled: ‘I believe she was with Clive Davis, and I keep in mind she was sporting pink. I went to reintroduce myself, and she was like, “You’re the woman in The Color Purple. You can actually sing.” And then after I sang on the occasion, I did not notice it, however the digital camera caught her, and she was singing alongside within the viewers. To have the ability to painting her is sort of a dream come true.’ 

Congrats! Jennifer is up for female actor in a leading role for Liesl Tommy's $55M-budget, fully-authorized biopic Respect, which hit US theaters on August 13

Congrats! Jennifer is up for feminine actor in a number one function for Liesl Tommy’s $55M-budget, fully-authorized biopic Respect, which hit US theaters on August 13

Who will win? The Chicago-born 40-year-old will face off against The Eyes of Tammy Faye's Jessica Chastain, The Lost Daugter's Olivia Colman, House of Gucci's Lady Gaga, and Being the Ricardos' Nicole Kidman

Who will win? The Chicago-born 40-year-old will face off towards The Eyes of Tammy Faye’s Jessica Chastain, The Lost Daugter’s Olivia Colman, House of Gucci’s Lady Gaga, and Being the Ricardos’ Nicole Kidman

Hudson famously sang on the 18-time Grammy winner’s funeral, and she was handpicked by her to star within the movie.

We spoke weekly, and she would have conversations,’ the American Idol 3 alum – who’s solely a Tony away from EGOT standing – instructed EW in August.

‘And it wasn’t till I used to be like, in the course of issues and even doing analysis and I’m like, “Wow, she wasn’t simply speaking, she was actually talking from expertise; these had been real-life happenings for her for me to attract from,” or “Wow, that is what she noticed in me that I did not consider that she might have seen that made her decide me.” It was realizations of that over and over once more.’

Cynthia (pictured in 2015) told Harper's Bazaar in 2020: 'She was like, "You're the girl in The Color Purple. You can really sing"'

Cynthia (pictured in 2015) instructed Harper’s Bazaar in 2020: ‘She was like, “You’re the woman in The Color Purple. You can actually sing”‘

The real deal: Hudson famously sang at the 18-time Grammy winner's funeral, and she was handpicked by her to star in the movie (pictured in 2015)

The American Idol 3 alum - who's only a Tony away from EGOT status - told EW in August: 'We spoke weekly, and she would have conversations. And it wasn't until I was like, in the middle of things or even doing research and I'm like, "Wow, she wasn't just talking, she was really speaking from experience; these were real-life happenings for her for me to draw from," or "Wow, that's what she saw in me that I didn't think of that she may have seen that made her pick me." It was realizations of that over and over again' (pictured in 2014)

‘We spoke weekly’: Hudson famously sang on the 18-time Grammy winner’s funeral, and she was handpicked by her to star within the movie 

Meanwhile, the RADA grad – who’s an Oscar away from EGOT standing – has actually constructed her complete profession on enjoying African-Americans.

Jennifer and Cynthia obtained to know one another effectively whereas starring as Shug Avery and Celie within the Broadway musical The Color Purple on the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre between 2015-2016.

Fans can discover out if both girl wins on the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica for the twenty eighth Annual SAG Awards, which air February 27 on TNT and TBS.

Black girl magic: Jennifer and Cynthia got to know each other well while starring as Shug Avery and Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre between 2015-2016

Black woman magic: Jennifer and Cynthia obtained to know one another effectively whereas starring as Shug Avery and Celie within the Broadway musical The Color Purple on the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre between 2015-2016

Snatching trophies: Fans can find out if either lady wins at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica for the 28th Annual SAG Awards, which air February 27 on TNT and TBS

Snatching trophies: Fans can discover out if both girl wins on the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica for the twenty eighth Annual SAG Awards, which air February 27 on TNT and TBS 

SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Murray Bartlett (‘The White Lotus’)

Oscar Isaac (‘Scenes From a Marriage’)

Michael Keaton (‘Dopesick’)

Ewan McGregor (‘Halston’)

Evan Peters (‘Mare of Easttown’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Jennifer Coolidge (‘The White Lotus’)

Cynthia Erivo (‘Genius: Aretha’)

Margaret Qualley (‘Maid’)

Jean Smart (‘Mare of Easttown’)

Kate Winslet (‘Mare of Easttown’)

Kate Winslet ('Mare of Easttown')

Kate Winslet (‘Mare of Easttown’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Michael Douglas (‘The Kominsky Method’)

Brett Goldstein (‘Ted Lasso’)

Steve Martin (‘Only Murders within the Building’)

Martin Short (‘Only Murders within the Building’)

Jason Sudeikis (‘Ted Lasso’)

Jason Sudeikis ('Ted Lasso')

Jason Sudeikis (‘Ted Lasso’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Elle Fanning (‘The Great’)

Sandra Oh (‘The Chair’)

Jean Smart (‘Hacks’

Juno Temple (‘Ted Lasso’)

Hannah Waddingham (‘Ted Lasso’)

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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‘The Great’ (Hulu)

‘Hacks’ (HBO Max)

‘The Kominsky Method’ (Netflix)

‘Only Murders within the Building’ (Hulu)

‘Ted Lasso’ (Apple TV Plus)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox (‘Succession’)

Billy Crudup (‘The Morning Show’)

Kieran Culkin (‘Succession’)

Lee Jung-Jae (‘Squid Game’)

Jeremy Strong (‘Succession’)

Brian Cox ('Succession')

Brian Cox (‘Succession’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston (‘The Morning Show’)

Jung Ho-yeon (‘Squid Game’)

Elizabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’)

Sarah Snook (‘Succession’)

Reese Witherspoon (‘The Morning Show’)

 

 

 

 

  

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Hulu)

‘The Morning Show’ (Apple TV Plus)

‘Squid Game’ (Netflix)

‘Succession’ (HBO)

‘Yellowstone’ (Paramount Network)

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Caitríona Balfe (‘Belfast’)

Cate Blanchett (‘Nightmare Alley’)

Ariana DeBose (‘West Side Story’)

Kirsten Dunst (‘The Power of the Dog’)

Ruth Negga (‘Passing)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Affleck (‘The Tender Bar’)

Bradley Cooper (‘Licorice Pizza’)

Troy Kotsur (‘CODA’)

Jared Leto (‘House of Gucci’)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (‘The Power of the Dog’)

Ben Affleck ('The Tender Bar')

Ben Affleck (‘The Tender Bar’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain (‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’)

Olivia Colman (‘The Lost Daughter’)

Lady Gaga (‘House of Gucci’)

Jennifer Hudson (‘Respect’)

Nicole Kidman (‘Being the Ricardos’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem (‘Being the Ricardos’)

Benedict Cumberbatch (‘The Power of the Dog’)

Andrew Garfield (‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’)

Will Smith (‘King Richard’)

Denzel Washington (‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’)

Denzel Washington ('The Tragedy of Macbeth')

Denzel Washington (‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

‘Belfast’ (Focus Features)

‘CODA’ (Apple Original Films)

‘Don’t Look Up’ (Netflix)

‘House of Gucci’ (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

‘King Richard’ (Warner Bros) 

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture 

‘Black Widow’

‘Dune’

‘The Matrix Resurrections’

‘No Time to Die’

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

 

 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

‘Cobra Kai’

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

‘Loki’

‘Mare of Easttown’

‘Squid Game’

 

 

 

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