Hillbilly Elegy – 2021 SAG Awards Nominee

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27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Amy Adams in Hillbilly Elegy.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy.

Being from this part of the USA, I found this movie hard to watch at times. My grandmother wore the same eyeglass frames as Glenn Close.


hillbilly elegy poster


An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.


My Review

I really wanted to like this movie. Adapted from the New York Times Best Seller, I was disappointed. I was expecting more. I am from this area of the USA. I know these types of people. Glenn Close (one of my favorite actresses in the world) has much more screen time and should have been nominated for Lead Actor. She is almost unrecognizable in all the makeup and costuming. I love Amy Adams in other movies (eg: The Fighter and Enchanted). I was disappointed with her performance in this. Not much there to do, but that is also a reflection of the script. With all the star power in front of (and behind the screen), I found this movie lacking. I did like the ending credits where they show photos of the real people this story is based on.

IMDB page


How Viewed

Digital Streaming. I hooked my laptop into my 55″ flat screen TV via HDMI cable.

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Thank You

Thank you to Mr Imagine Entertainment and Mr Netflix for giving me access to watch this via Digital Streaming so I could make an intelligent and informed opinion when casting my vote for the 27th Annual SAG Awards. However, a big, sprawling movie like this really should be seen on the Big Screen in a community setting. I wish you had a Screening for me or (at the very least) offered Movie Cash. Perhaps this is due to COVID-19?

Other Reviews

Be sure to read my reviews of other 27th Annual SAG Awards nominees by clicking on the Category 2021 SAG Awards.

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FYC Screener Grid for the 2021 SAG Award Nominees

The FYC page link is also at the bottom of the Screener Grid I created. This was made to be downloaded and printed.

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Scorecard for the 2021 SAG Award Nominees

Mr SAG Awards put together this groovy Scorecard to help you vote on each Category.

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After you see all the nominees, you can vote by going to the FYC page – which you saved to your browser – right? Or you can just click on the link at the bottom of my FYC Screener Grid.

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Deadline to Vote

March 30, 2021. Here is the official calendar.

SAG Awards Broadcast

Watch the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, April 4, 2021 simulcast at 8pm (ET)/5pm (PT) on  TNT and TBS. They also have apps you can download onto your computer/tablet/cellphone and watch for free. 


Be sure to come back and read my reviews of all the 2021 SAG Awards nominees. As a sample, you can view my reviews from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

My Acting Clips

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Your Thoughts?

What did you think of Amy Adams as an Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Glenn Close in a Supporting Role in Hillbilly Elegy? Please comment below.

Author: Chris Rogers

SAG-AFTRA Actor, WordPress Presenter, Public Speaker, Coach, Emcee & Host

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