A movie filmed in Gloucester, about a fishing family, received two nominations Wednesday for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards in New York.

“CODA,” a coming-of-age drama about a hearing daughter in a deaf family that runs a Gloucester fishing business, is up for the the guild’s top award, best ensemble cast, as well as best supporting actor.

The nominees were announced Wednesday by actors Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson on Instagram Live. While the nominations were conducted virtually due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the streamed announcement still represented one of the most meaningful mornings in an awards season largely snuffed out by the pandemic.

Joining “CODA” for best ensemble were the casts for “Belfast,” “House of Gucci,” “Don’t Look Up” and “King Richard.” Notably left out were the casts of Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” — which landed a supporting nod for Ariana DeBose — and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog.” Campion’s film, though, landed individual SAG noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Troy Kotsur, who played the family patriarch in “CODA” is up for best male supporting actor with nominees are Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”), Bradley Cooper (“Licorice Pizza”), Jared Leto (“House of Gucci”) and Smit-McPhee. Parts of “The Tender Bar” were filmed at Jacob’s Pub on Rantoul Street in Beverly, which became The Dickens in the movie.

The nominees for best male lead actor are: Will Smith (“King Richard”), Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick ... Boom!”), Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”) and Cumberbatch.

Up for best female lead are: Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”), Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”).

The nominees for best female supporting performance are: Caitriona Balfe (“Belfast”), Cate Blanchett (“Nightmare Alley”), Ruth Negga (“Passing”), DeBose and Dunst.

Netflix’s much-watched “Squid Game” was nominated for four SAG awards including best drama series. The television nominations were also led by HBO’s “Succession” (four nods including best drama series and best actor for Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox); “Ted Lasso” (five nods including best comedy series); and “The Morning Show” (four nods including best drama series).

The SAG Awards, presented by the actors guild SAG-AFTRA, are among the most reliable Oscar bellwethers. Seldom does a movie or performance not nominated by the screen actors end up winning at the Academy Awards. Actors make up the biggest percentage of the film academy, so their choices have the largest sway.

“CODA” and Kotsur were nominated in December by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for best picture, drama, and best supporting actor in a motion picture, respectively, but did not take home Golden Globes when the winners were announced Sunday.

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards were to take place Sunday also, but have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“CODA” is competing for best picture, the movie’s director and writer, Gloucester resident Sian Heder, is nominated for best adapted screenplay, Kotsur is again nominated for best supporting actor, and Emilia Jones, who stars as the daughter in “CODA,” will face five other thespians for best young actor/actress.

In November, Kotsur won outstanding supporting performance, beating out co-star Marlee Matlin, as the Gotham Awards were presented without gendered acting categories for the first time. and Jones was recognized as breakthrough performer at the Gothams.

At the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, “CODA” won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, a directing award for Heder, the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic, and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble.

The 28th annual SAG Awards are to be held Feb. 27 and will be broadcast on TNT and TBS. The Oscars are scheduled for March 27.

Material from AP Film Writer Jake Coyle was used in this report. Follow him on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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