Chicago’s newest hit series continues to enjoy a hearty serving of accolades and awards. The Bear is among the leading nominees for the WGA Awards, as the Writers Guild of America announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. These noms arrive on the heels of Jeremy Allen White taking home his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy. SAG Award and Critics Choice nominations abound for the show as well… there are so many, it can be tough to keep track, but SCREEN has the rundown for you right here. Let’s get to it…
First things first, let’s hear what Jeremy Allen White had to say following his Globe win earlier this week, courtesy of Variety…
WGA Glory for Chicago’s Best Beef
The FX show has earned WGA award nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. The Bear, which centers on the theatrics within the family sandwich shop “The Original Beef of Chicagoland,” is written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O’Keefe, Catherine Schetina, and Christopher Storer.
Fellow newcomer Severance and departing drama Better Call Saul are also among the WGA frontrunners, with three nominations each.
Here is the full slate of nominations, courtesy of Variety. Winners will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony taking place Sunday, March 5th.
Stellar Showing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Jeremy Allen White will have some tough competition for that SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. His fellow nominees are Bill Hader and Anthony Carrigan, both nominated for Barry, and the legendary Steve Martin and Martin Short, both nominated for Only Murders in the Building.
The show is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Joining White in the ensemble are Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas.
Critics Choice Awards to Be Settled This Sunday
The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards are coming up this weekend, and the Chicago television series is near the top of the pack for nominations. The Bear earned a nomination for Best Comedy Series, as well as a Best Actor in a Comedy Series nod for Jeremy Allen White and a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for Ayo Edebiri.
Enjoy this recent interview of Edebiri with Harper’s Bazaar…
What’s Next for The Bear
The show will begin filming Season Two in Chicago later this year. The Bear was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy) and follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide…
And if you’re late to the Season One feast, all eight episodes of “The Bear” are now available on Hulu. Click here to enjoy the first season.
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