Sound of Metal
SAG-AFTRA voters are enchanted by this tale of a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing — and entranced with its stars, not just Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke but also Paul Raci, the hearing son of deaf parents, and deaf castmembers like Chelsea Lee and Shaheem Sanchez, who have done Q&As.
Promising Young Woman
Virtual attendance has been heavy for this film’s Q&As, where star Carey Mulligan and writer-director Emerald Fennell (who moonlights as The Crown‘s Camilla Parker Bowles) were joined by a rotation of its diverse supporting players — Alison Brie, Laverne Cox and Molly Shannon all have made appearances.
Few films have had SAG-AFTRA nom-com members cheering more than this Korean-language American production, and its Q&As were hits not just because of star Steven Yeun but also its sardonic 73-year-old vet Yuh-jung Youn (the film’s grandma) and precocious 8-year-old scene-stealer Alan Kim.