The Holdovers

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30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee


Male Actor in a Leading Role – Paul Giamatti

Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Finally a movie for adults!


The Holdovers movie poster


A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go and a grieving cook.


My Review

FINALLY – a movie for adults. No monsters, no aliens, no death rays – just humans having difficult, honest interactions. How refreshing. Excellent movie. Paul Giamatti really is one of our generation’s better actors. Here he plays a teacher at an elite Prep high school for the Ivy Leagues. His nickname is Walleye because he has a bad eye. I’m not sure why the Director had his bad eye changing sides from scene to scene. Looks like a mistake to me, but I’m sure the Director will quote some artsy-fartsy reason.

The young male lead (and a few others) can’t go home for Christmas and forced to stay at the school. All the other boys eventually go skiing with family of another boy, leaving Paul and the young man (Dominic Sessa) making the best of a bad situation.

Dominic reminds me of a young Jack Nicholson. He thinks with his eyes. I wish he had been nominated for Best Supporting. Carrie Preston (Claws) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Only Murders in the Building) have good supporting roles. I watched it at home on Hulu. It may be still in the theatres? Highly recommend. It looks like Hollywood is finally coming to its senses and giving us movies with real humans again. Thank you, Jesus.


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How I Viewed It

Digital Streaming. I hooked my laptop into my 55″ flat screen TV via HDMI cable. I REALLY wanted to see this on the big screen – and the big audio speakers!…

See it on the Big Screen

Thank You

Thank you to Mr Element Pictures and Mr Searchlight Pictures for giving me access to watch The Holdovers via Digital Streaming so I could make an intelligent and informed opinion when casting my vote for the 30th 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.

Other Reviews

Be sure to read my reviews of other 30th Annual SAG Awards nominees by clicking on the Category 2024 SAG Awards.

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My 2024 SAG Awards FYC Screener Grid

This was made for you to downloaded, print and write on to keep track of all the nominees. The FYC page link is also at the bottom of the Screener Grid I created.

Scorecard for the 2024 SAG Award Nominees

Mr SAG Awards put together this groovy Scorecard to help you vote on each Category. I like how you can differentiate between who you voted for and who won.


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

Friday, February 23, 2024, noon (PT) is the deadline to vote.

Viewing Party

Many local branches have a Viewing Party to cheer on the nominees together.

Watch at Home

This year, the Awards show will be livestreamed ONLY on Netflix on Sunday, February 24, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. This is signficant. For the past several years, the show was broadcast on TNT and TBS.

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SAG Awards Digital Special Issue

The SAG Awards Digital Special Issue 2024 has lots of background interviews and behind the scenes stories.

SAG Awards Social Media Profiles

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My Acting Clips

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Your Thoughts?

What did you think of the Male Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Giamatti) and Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) in The Holdovers? Please comment below.

Author: Chris Rogers

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

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