‘The Chair’ reveals 12 actors eligible for ensemble SAG Award
Netflix’s “The Chair” revealed to Gold Derby that 12 cast members will be eligible for the ensemble award at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series, which debuted in August 2021, was created by the actress and screenwriter Amanda peet and four-time SAG Award winner Sandra Oh. “The Chair” follows a quirky group of English teachers as they navigate the personal turmoil, office politics, and unique political and social challenges of academia in the 21st century. Check out the full list of eligible actors below.
In “The Chair,” Oh plays the role of Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, a college English teacher who is appointed the first female chair of his department. Unfortunately for Ji-Yoon, she is put in a difficult position by her dean (David Morse) when asked to push some of its older members into retirement due to declining enrollment. Complicating matters further is the unpredictable behavior of Ji-Yoon’s colleague and potential lover, Bill Dobson (Jay duplass), whose classroom antics put his career in jeopardy. Ji-Yoon must also return to chaos in the form of his stubborn adopted daughter Ju-Ju (Everly Carganille).
SAG Award Winner Bob balaban (“Gosford Park”) plays the tense and recalcitrant professor Elliot Rentz, who is cast with a young professor (Nana Mensah) whose more progressive teaching style that Rentz finds unpleasant. Emmy Champion Holland Taylor (“The Practice”) plays Professor Joan Hambling, a Chaucer’s expert whose loyalty to Ji-Yoon is tested when she is tired of being pushed aside.
Oh’s performance has already earned her a nomination for Best Comedy Actress at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards. A fifth SAG Award victory would put her in the company of actresses such as Maggie Smith, Helene Mirren, Edie Falco and Tina Fey. Oh previously prevailed as part of the sets of “Sideways” and Grey’s Anatomy, ”and won individual acting awards for“ Grey’s Anatomy ”and“ Killing Eve ”.
Below is the full list of the 12 members of ‘The Chair’ cast eligible for the 2022 SAG Comedy Ensemble Award:
Sandra Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim
Jay Duplass as Professor Bill Dobson
Bob Balaban as Professor Elliot Rentz
Nana Mensah as Professor Yaz McKay
Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee “Ju-Ju” Kim
David Morse as Dean Larson
Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling
Ji-yong Lee as Habi
Ron Crawford as Professor McHale
Ella Rubin as Dafna
Mallory Low as Lila
Jordan Tyson as Capri
TO PREDICT the nominees for the SAG Awards 2022 until January 12
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