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SAG Nominations Announced: We Have Our Top Acting Contenders

The nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning. 12 Years a Slave solidified its position as the Oscar frontrunner by receiving 4 nominations, the most for any film this year. Dallas Buyers Club also received a huge boost today by making it into the Ensemble category. The film might have more support than anybody expected. The same goes for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The film was desperate for nominations this morning to remain a contender: and it received 3 of them. Whitaker was a bit of a surprise, especially over Robert Redford for All Is Lost (which is a big snub).

The television nominations were less surprising. Two favorites: Girls and Mad Men not receiving any nominations was the biggest shocker of the morning. Both are favored by other awards groups but not by SAG.

Here’s the complete list of nominations. The winners will be announced in a live ceremony on Saturday January 18th on TNT.

Best Ensemble – Motion Picture:
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
12 Years a Slave

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Stunt Ensemble – Motion Picture:
All Is Lost
Fast & Furious 6
Lone Survivor
The Wolverine


Best Ensemble – Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones

Best Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Best Ensemble – Comedy Series:
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
30 Rock

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Male Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Female Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Stunt Ensemble – Television:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead