This year, there are actually more straight actors nominated for playing queer characters than there are out actors nominated for playing any characters. ThePower of the Dog leads this category, with both Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee getting noms for playing gay characters in the western. But there are also some examples in the TV nominations.
Of course, the biggest snub, queer or not, by far is Kristen Stewart, who gave one of the most arresting performances in any movie in the past decade as the troubled Princess Diana in Spencer. She's already the Oscar frontrunner, so seeing her name not on this list was quite a shock.
In the TV categories, why was Elizabeth Moss nominated for The Handmaid's Tale, but Samira Wiley wasn't? And although Hacks got several noms, we would've loved to see individual nominations for Hannah Einbinder and Carl Clemens-Hopkins.
And speaking of snubs, where are Michaela Jae Rodriguez and Billy Porter? They gave the best performances of their careers in the third and final season of Pose. Rodriguez even broke new ground when she became the first out trans woman to win a Golden Globe when she won earlier this year.
It's a strange year overall for award shows, and this is another example of that. We'll find out if any of our LGBTQ+ nominees win when the SAG Awards air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, February 27 at 8pm ET.