Kristen Stewart being overlooked at Screen Actors Guild Awards is a grave example of unfairness
There is no doubt about the fact that Kristen Stewart left everyone speechless and impressed with her performance in Spencer. Her portrayal of the late Princess of Wales stole everyone’s hearts and a LOT of people agreed that it was time for Kristen to take away all the awards this year.
However, when the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) released their list of nominees this Wednesday, it came as a huge shocker- Stewart’s name was missing!
These leading ladies sparkled on screen this year… ✨
Here are your nominees for Female Actor in a Leading Role: @jes_chastain, #oliviacolman, @ladygaga, @iamjhud, #NicoleKidman #sagawards2022 pic.twitter.com/jzoNTAXpxD
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 12, 2022
Her performance had created a lot of Oscar buzz, and SAGs have always been considered as somewhat of an predictor for the Academy Awards. And now, after she has been snubbed, it can be assumed that her nomination at the Oscars too seems doubtful at present.
However, netizens shared the same views and disapproved SAG’s treatment to Kristen Stewart.People are on the same page regarding Kristen Stewart being snubbed. Her fans across the globe took to Twitter to express their disappointment and that’s putting it mildly.
If you want to find me, I will be yelling about the Kristen Stewart SAG snub for approximately the next week. Maybe longer.
— Shannon O'Connor (@ShannonOConnor0) January 12, 2022
SAG-AFTRA snubbing Kristen Stewart is not only the biggest Best Actress snub in the whole SAG history, it's also the most baffling and upsetting one, seriously. These nominations couldn't be more basic.#SAGAwards
— Cédric Succivalli (@OnTheLido) January 12, 2022
Honestly, I think the omission of Kristen Stewart has to be the biggest shocker *ever* at SAG Award noms.
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) January 12, 2022
The entire internet seems outraged and it’s just not the fans who are tweeting about it. Well known film-maker Larry Blamire, who is a member of SAG himself, tweeted about how deeply disappointed he was with this year’s nominations, especially with Kristen’s name being absent from the list.
As a member of the SAG Awards nominating committee this year I'm gravely disappointed in the nominations. Ignoring the brilliance of smaller films like MASS, THE HUMANS, LANGUAGE LESSONS, plus an edgy performance like Kristen Stewart's in SPENCER. A shame.
— Larry Blamire (@larryblamire) January 12, 2022
But why was Kristen Stewart snubbed?
Stewart’s fans are definitely upset and there have been a lot of discussions regarding the ‘why’ of the matter. Some of them even suggested that the reason behind it could be due to her outspoken nature regarding her queerness.
Seeing Kristen Stewart be repeatedly snubbed by the Globes and now SAG is so insidious to me. It says that the film industry will accept queer excellence in a supporting capacity — say, the amazing Ariana DeBose, who deserves everything — but #1 on the call sheet? Tsk-tsk
— "A-List Writer Type" (@Nico_Lang) January 12, 2022
On a serious note, it’s hard to say what happened. Maybe a lot of the voters haven’t watched the movie? Or maybe the audience assumed that she would definitely win and spread out their votes to others? Well, that will be a mystery that we will probably never figure out.