Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet, Jared Leto, and more react to 2022 SAG Awards nominations

Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet and a lengthy list of A-listers have reacted to the news they are among the select group of the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ 2022 nominees.

While the 46-year-old Titanic star raved she began ‘jumping for joy’ after learning she was recognized for her starring role in Mare of Easttown, Andrew Garfield admitted he was in total shock.  

‘It’s a strange thing, because I would’ve played Jonathan Larson for free,’ the 38-year-old actor, who became a household name with box office hits like The Amazing Spider-Man, told People. 

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Grateful: Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Kate Winslet and a lengthy list of A-listers are reacting getting nominated at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards; seen in 2016

He continued: ‘it’s quite humbling, really. It makes me bow very deeply, because I feel so lucky that I get to be an actor. I feel so lucky to work with Lin and this incredible company of actors.’ 

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‘I am just eternally inspired by, legends like Javier [Bardem] and Will [Smith] and Denzel [Washington] and Benedict [Cumberbatch] … these guys, I look up to so much. I love actors and I have forever been inspired by the greats. And I’m surrounded by that in this category and it’s like it doesn’t get any better than this,’ he gushed. 

Cooper, who has already won one of five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, also expressed gratitude in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. 

Elated: While the 46-year-old Titanic star raved she began ‘jumping for joy’ after learning she was recognized for her starring role in Mare of Easttown, Andrew Garfield admitted he was in total shock

‘It’s a strange thing, because I would’ve played Jonathan Larson for free,’ Andrew Garfield, who became a household name with box office hits like The Amazing Spider-Man, told People 

‘It’s an honor to be included alongside these actors who I admire and to be recognized by my peers. It was a dream come true to be able to work with Paul Thomas Anderson and I was humbled to work alongside the brilliantly talented Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman,’ the father-of-one said.  

The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss, who will be competing for Female Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Ensemble, called the news ‘wonderful’ in a statement. 

After calling filming season four of her hit TV series, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, a ‘challenging undertaking,’ the star, 39, said receiving a nomination for her performance a ‘beautiful cherry on top.’ 

An honor: Cooper, who has already won one of five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, also expressed gratitude; seen in 2021

‘It’s an honor to be included alongside these actors who I admire and to be recognized by my peers. It was a dream come true to be able to work with Paul Thomas Anderson and I was humbled to work alongside the brilliantly talented Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman,’ the father-of-one said

‘I’m most especially thrilled for our cast nomination as I am lucky enough to work alongside some of the best actors in the business and I will never tire of seeing them acknowledged,’ The Invisible Man actress added. 

She concluded: ‘Seeing them work through the lens as a director this season gave me an entirely new love and appreciation for them as artists and who they are as people. They lift me and the crew up every day!’ 

Winslet’s Mare of Easttown costar, Evan Peters, described being recognized by his peers as an honor ‘and a truly surreal and thrilling experience.’ 

The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss, who will be competing for Female Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Ensemble, called the news ‘wonderful’ in a statement

‘I am not going to lie; this is meaningful because this recognition may bring more people to watch Dopesick,’ Michael Keaton said after learning the news. ‘The show shines a light on our country’s ongoing and infuriating battle against big pharma, corruption, and, thanks to our leader, the incredibly smart, empathetic, and talented Danny Strong’

‘Thank you to the entire cast and crew of Mare of Easttown and to HBO and Brad Ingelsby for the chance to work with the best scene partner I could have ever asked for, Kate Winslet,’ he stated. 

Winslet, of course, took the time to share how meaningful the recognization is, considering she says the role ‘fundamentally changed’ her in ‘many ways.’

‘To share in a moment like this alongside these powerful almighty women who have created such rich exciting work is a privilege,’ she said in a statement. ‘AND to be up there with Jean Smart, knowing what she and I went through on Mare of Easttown…. this truly feels like a badge of honor. I’m deeply grateful today!’ 

Big deal: Winslet’s Mare of Easttown costar, Evan Peters, described being recognized by his peers as an honor ‘and a truly surreal and thrilling experience’

Making history: Squid Game was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast (or Ensemble) in a Drama Series

Elle Fanning said she was ‘honored to be recognized’ for her role in The Great, which she says ‘means so much to’ her. 

‘The Great is made possible by our fearless ensemble cast, our writing genius Tony McNamara, the tireless hours of our hardworking crew, and the one who raises our bar every day, Nicholas Hoult,’ she raved.  

Michael Douglas called the honor a ‘great way to start off the New Year.’ 

Nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture include Don’t Look Up, King Richard, Belfast, House of Gucci and Coda

‘Thank you to all my peers who voted. Kominsky Method was a career highlight from start to finish,’ he added. 

Nicole Kidman revealed she ‘woke up to the news’ and became ‘overjoyed,’ while  Margaret Qualley said she she ‘couldn’t be luckier to have had the opportunity to bring Stephanie Land’s beautiful and heartbreakingly real story to life, alongside’ her mom’ Andie MacDowell. 

Michael Keaton joked: ‘I am not going to lie; this is meaningful because this recognition may bring more people to watch Dopesick.’ 

‘The show shines a light on our country’s ongoing and infuriating battle against big pharma, corruption, and, thanks to our leader, the incredibly smart, empathetic, and talented Danny Strong, it does so without judgement, recognizing the innocent victims of prescribed opioid addiction and the families who suffer in the wake of this vicious cycle,’ he said.  

Competitive category: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama included Squid Game, The Morning SHow and The Handmaid’s Tale

Jared Leto, who is nominated for Male Actor in a Supporting Role Motion Picture for House of Gucci, said he was ‘filled with gratitude and humility.’

‘Making House Of Gucci and working with this incredible cast was an absolute inspiration. Thank you to my fellow SAG-AFTRA members, congratulations to my fellow nominees, and to the entire HOUSE OF GUCCI gang – BOOF!’ he gushed. 

Ted Lasso stars Brett Goldstein and Juno Temple were also overjoyed. 

‘Holy f***ing s**t! It means the world to be recognized by my peers and SAG. I am so pleased to be nominated with my phenomenal cast. Juno will tell you, sometimes I ruin takes by saying ‘F***ing hell, you’re so good’ instead of my actual line because I’m so in awe,’ Goldstein marveled. 

Overjoyed: The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss, who will be competing for Female Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Ensemble, called the news ‘wonderful’ in a statement; pictured in 2019

‘Then, to be nominated in the same category with four all-time heroes…. Like serious Got-All-Their-Movies-And-Their-Posters type All-Time Heroes. Truly mind-blowing. Thank you SAG for putting me anywhere near these legends,’ he went on.  

The English actor, 41, then quipped: ‘Pray for them. Because if I get to meet them, I will drive them all insane. Jason can attest to this.’ 

Temple, 32, said she was ‘in complete shock and am overjoyed by this recognition from SAG.’ 

Humble: Meanwhile, Succession’s Jeremy Strong, stated he was ‘deeply grateful for this nomination’ (pictured in December)

‘I’m thrilled for all my Ted Lasso family, most especially my dear friend and force of nature Hannah Waddingham! It means so much to be recognized by my fellow actors amongst this incredible group of women, and I’m very grateful,’ the performer added.  

Meanwhile, Succession’s Jeremy Strong, stated he was ‘deeply grateful for this nomination.’

‘It is such an incredible honor to be recognized by my fellow actors and actresses, who inspire me daily and whose company I am so proud and humbled to be in,’ he said of the news.    

‘Holy f***ing s**t! It means the world to be recognized by my peers and SAG. I am so pleased to be nominated with my phenomenal cast. Juno will tell you, sometimes I ruin takes by saying ‘F***ing hell, you’re so good’ instead of my actual line because I’m so in awe,’ Brett Goldstein marveled; seen in July 2021

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