Twitter Sounds Off After Noticeable Lack Of SAG Award Nominations For Actors Of Color

The Screen Actor Guild Award nominations were announced and people noticed a lack of nominations for people of color, especially women.

One of the big surprise snubs was for If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of  James Baldwin’s ’70s era novel. Specifically, people couldn’t help but notice that two-time Emmy winning actress Regina King was overlooked for her role as Sharon Rivers.

Along with the lack of diversity for women, with the exception of Sandra Oh for her role in Killing Eve, there were three surprising double nominees, Emma Stone (The Favourite and Maniac) , Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins and A Quiet Place) and Amy Adams (Vice and Sharp Objects.)

Many people took to Twitter to point out the numerous missed opportunities to recognize the work of talented actresses.

Many felt change won’t fully come until the system changes from within.

More diversity behind the scenes would mean more diversity on screen.