SAG Awards Nominations: '12 Years A Slave' And 'Breaking Bad' Lead Way

SAG Awards 2013 Nominations ListUPDATED WITH FULL LIST: The nominations for the 20th annual SAG Awards for film and television were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Rizzoli & Isles‘ Sasha Alexander and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg, who were introduced by SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, unveiled noms in 13 acting categories — five for film and eight for TV. There also are noms for outstanding action performances by TV and film stunt ensembles, with winners for those to be announced 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcementduring the SAG Awards pre-show January 18. Fox Searchlight’s 12 Years A Slave led the way with four nominations on the film side, including one for Outstanding Performance By A Cast — the group’s sort-of equivalent to the Best Picture category, though it doesn’t like to say so. Joining that pic in the category are American Hustle, August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The Weinstein Company led the studios list with seven total noms. Last year, SAG voted Argo as winner of its Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which helped launch that pic’s run to the Best Picture Oscar at the end of the season. On the TV side, Breaking Bad earned a leading four nominations for its final season, and HBO had a leading 13 noms among the networks.

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After today’s announcement, the guild is mailing out voting information Monday to every active paid-up member across the country, and final votes from the nominees’ peers must be received by Friday, January 17, 2014. Winners will be announced at the SAG Awards ceremony January 18 at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Here are this morning’s nominations:

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Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRUCE DERN / Woody Grant – “NEBRASKA” (Paramount Pictures)
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR / Solomon Northup – “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
TOM HANKS / Capt. Richard Phillips – “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (Columbia Pictures)
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Focus Features)
FOREST WHITAKER / Cecil Gaines – “LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine – “BLUE JASMINE” (Sony Pictures Classics)
SANDRA BULLOCK / Ryan Stone – “GRAVITY” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JUDI DENCH / Philomena Lee – “PHILOMENA” (The Weinstein Company)
MERYL STREEP / Violet Weston – “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (The Weinstein Company)
EMMA THOMPSON / P.L. Travers – “SAVING MR. BANKS” (Walt Disney Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
BARKHAD ABDI / Muse – “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (Columbia Pictures)
DANIEL BRÜHL / Niki Lauda – “RUSH” (Universal Pictures)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Edwin Epps – “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JAMES GANDOLFINI / Albert – “ENOUGH SAID” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JARED LETO / Rayon – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld – “AMERICAN HUSTLE” (Columbia Pictures)
LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey – “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JULIA ROBERTS / Barbara Weston – “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (The Weinstein Company)
JUNE SQUIBB / Kate Grant – “NEBRASKA” (Paramount Pictures)
OPRAH WINFREY / Gloria Gaines – “LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
12 YEARS A SLAVE (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Ford
PAUL DANO / Tibeats
GARRET DILLAHUNT / Armsby
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR / Solomon Northup
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Edwin Epps
PAUL GIAMATTI / Freeman
SCOOT McNAIRY / Brown
LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey
ADEPERO ODUYE / Eliza
SARAH PAULSON / Mistress Epps
BRAD PITT / Bass
MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS / Robert
ALFRE WOODARD / Mistress Shaw

AMERICAN HUSTLE (Columbia Pictures)
AMY ADAMS / Sydney Prosser
CHRISTIAN BALE / Irving Rosenfeld
LOUIS C.K. / Stoddard Thorsen
BRADLEY COOPER / Richie DiMaso
PAUL HERMAN / Alfonse Simone
JACK HUSTON / Pete Musane
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld
ALESSANDRO NIVOLA / Federal Prosecutor
MICHAEL PEÑA / Sheik (Agent Hernandez)
JEREMY RENNER / Mayor Carmine Polito
ELISABETH RÖHM / Dolly Polito
SHEA WHIGHAM / Carl Elway

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (The Weinstein Company)
ABIGAIL BRESLIN / Jean Fordham
CHRIS COOPER / Charles Aiken
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / “Little” Charles Aiken
JULIETTE LEWIS / Karen Weston
MARGO MARTINDALE / Mattie Fae Aiken
EWAN McGREGOR / Bill Fordham
DERMOT MULRONEY / Steve
JULIANNE NICHOLSON / Ivy Weston
JULIA ROBERTS / Barbara Weston
SAM SHEPARD / Beverly Weston
MERYL STREEP / Violet Weston
MISTY UPHAM / Johnna

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Focus Features)
JENNIFER GARNER / Dr. Eve Saks
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof
JARED LETO / Rayon
DENIS O’HARE / Dr. Sevard
DALLAS ROBERTS / David Wayne
STEVE ZAHN / Tucker

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (The Weinstein Company)
MARIAH CAREY / Hattie Pearl
JOHN CUSACK / Richard Nixon
JANE FONDA / Nancy Reagan
CUBA GOODING, JR. / Carter Wilson
TERRENCE HOWARD / Howard
LENNY KRAVITZ / James Holloway
JAMES MARSDEN / John F. Kennedy
DAVID OYELOWO / Louis Gaines
ALEX PETTYFER / Thomas Westfall
VANESSA REDGRAVE / Annabeth Westfall
ALAN RICKMAN / Ronald Reagan
LIEV SCHREIBER / Lyndon B. Johnson
FOREST WHITAKER / Cecil Gaines
ROBIN WILLIAMS / Dwight D. Eisenhower
OPRAH WINFREY / Gloria Gaines

Television Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
MATT DAMON / Scott Thorson – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” (HBO)
MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Liberace – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” (HBO)
JEREMY IRONS / King Henry IV – “THE HOLLOW CROWN” (WNET/Thirteen)
ROB LOWE / John F. Kennedy – “KILLING KENNEDY” (National Geographic Channel)
AL PACINO / Phil Spector – “PHIL SPECTOR” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ANGELA BASSETT / Coretta Scott King – “BETTY & CORETTA” (Lifetime)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Elizabeth Taylor – “BURTON AND TAYLOR” (BBC America)
HOLLY HUNTER / G.J. – “TOP OF THE LAKE” (Sundance Channel)
HELEN MIRREN / Linda Kenney Baden – “PHIL SPECTOR” (HBO)
ELISABETH MOSS / Robin Griffin – “TOP OF THE LAKE” (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)
JEFF DANIELS / Will McAvoy – “THE NEWSROOM” (HBO)
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
ANNA GUNN / Skyler White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)
JESSICA LANGE / Fiona Goode – “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN” (FX)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)
KERRY WASHINGTON / Olivia Pope – “SCANDAL” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 ROCK” (NBC)
JASON BATEMAN / Michael Bluth – “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (Netflix)
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
DON CHEADLE / Martin “Marty” Kaan – “HOUSE OF LIES” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK” (NBC)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Sally Wheet
MARGOT BINGHAM / Daughter Maitland
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson
BRIAN GERAGHTY / Agent Warren Knox
STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone
ERIK LA RAY HARVEY / Dunn Purnsley
JACK HUSTON / Richard Harrow
RON LIVINGSTON / Roy Phillips
DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI / Ralph Capone
GRETCHEN MOL / Gillian Darmody
BEN ROSENFIELD / Willie Thompson
PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Arnold Rothstein
NISI STURGIS / June Thompson
JACOB WARE / Agent Selby
SHEA WHIGHAM / Elias “Eli” Thompson
MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS / “Chalky” White
JEFFREY WRIGHT / Valentin Narcisse

BREAKING BAD (AMC)
MICHAEL BOWEN / Uncle Jack
BETSY BRANDT / Marie Schrader
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White
LAVELL CRAWFORD / Huell
TAIT FLETCHER / Lester
LAURA FRASER / Lydia Rodarte-Quale
ANNA GUNN / Skyler White
MATTHEW T. METZLER / Matt
RJ MITTE / Walter White Jr.
DEAN NORRIS / Hank Schrader
BOB ODENKIRK / Saul Goodman
AARON PAUL / Jesse Pinkman
JESSE PLEMONS / Todd
STEVEN MICHAEL QUEZADA / Gomez
KEVIN RANKIN / Kenny
PATRICK SANE / Frankie

DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
BRENDAN COYLE / John Bates
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Molesley
JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY / Lady Sybil Crawley
SIOBHAN FINNERAN / Sarah O’Brien
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
ROB JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
MATT MILNE / Alfred
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
AMY NUTTALL / Ethel
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
ED SPELEERS / Jimmy
DAN STEVENS / Matthew Crawley
CARA THEOBOLD / Ivy
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
ALFIE ALLEN / Theon Greyjoy
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
OONA CHAPLIN / Talisa Maegyr
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
MACKENZIE CROOK / Orell
CHARLES DANCE / Tywin Lannister
JOE DEMPSIE / Gendry
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATALIE DORMER / Margaery Tyrell
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
MICHELLE FAIRLEY / Lady Catelyn Stark
JACK GLEESON / Joffrey Baratheon
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY /Cersei Lannister
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT / Brandon “Bran” Stark
KRISTOFER HIVJU / Tormund Giantsbane
PAUL KAYE / Thoros of Myr
SIBEL KEKILLI / Shae
ROSE LESLIE / Ygritte
RICHARD MADDEN / Robb Stark
RORY McCANN / Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
MICHAEL McELHATTON / Roose Bolton
IAN McELHINNEY / Barristan Selmy
PHILIP McGINLEY / Anguy
HANNAH MURRAY / Gilly
IWAN RHEON / Ramsay Snow
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
CARICE VAN HOUTEN / Melisandre
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark

HOMELAND (Showtime)
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Dar Adal
SARITA CHOUDHURY / Mira Berenson
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
TRACY LETTS / Sen. Andrew Lockhart
DAMIAN LEWIS / Nicholas Brody
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
MORGAN SAYLOR / Dana Brody

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 ROCK (NBC)
SCOTT ADSIT / Pete Hornberger
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy
KATRINA BOWDEN / Cerie
KEVIN BROWN / Dot Com
GRIZZ CHAPMAN / Grizz
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon
JUDAH FRIEDLANDER / Frank Rossitano
JANE KRAKOWSKI / Jenna Maroney
JOHN LUTZ / Lutz
JAMES MARSDEN / Criss
JACK McBRAYER / Kenneth Parcell
TRACY MORGAN / Tracy Jordan
KEITH POWELL / Toofer

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix)
WILL ARNETT / George Oscar “G.O.B.” Bluth II
JASON BATEMAN / Michael Bluth
JOHN BEARD / Himself
MICHAEL CERA / George-Michael Bluth
DAVID CROSS / Tobias Fünke
PORTIA DE ROSSI / Lindsay Bluth Fünke
ISLA FISHER / Rebel Alley
TONY HALE / Buster Bluth
RON HOWARD / Narrator/Himself
LIZA MINNELLI / Lucille Austero
ALIA SHAWKAT / Maeby Fünke
JEFFREY TAMBOR / George Bluth, Sr./Oscar Bluth
JESSICA WALTER / Lucille Bluth
HENRY WINKLER / Barry Zuckerkorn

THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

VEEP (HBO)
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

Stunt Ensemble Honors

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
ALL IS LOST (Lionsgate)
FAST & FURIOUS 6 (Universal Pictures)
LONE SURVIVOR (Universal Pictures)
RUSH (Universal Pictures)
THE WOLVERINE (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
BREAKING BAD (AMC)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)

  1. Was Adèle Exarchopoulos eligible for a nomination? Her performance in Blue Is The Warmest Color is THE best performance of the year and one of the most raw and honest perfromances I’ve seen in awhile.

    1. The performances is in a different league to the 5 nominees, but to get nominated it’s unfortunately not about the performance, it’s about star power and how well-known an actor is, as evidenced by that awful line-up.

      1. Wrong. Adele Exarchopoulos was indeed eligible. And several foreign actors and actresses have been nominated in the past.

      2. I don’t think that’s true. See GAME OF THRONES and DOWNTON ABBEY. I believe that ideally the film must work in some capacity under a SAG-AFTRA Contract or the Union Equivalent of the Country it’s shot in. Also don’t forget Global Rule One… Which asks that all SAG-AFTRA members working in a foreign country be covered under a UNION agreement when they work.

      3. I would venture to guess that MOST of the cast of Downton aren’t even members of SAG. It’s firkin baffling.

      4. I was on the nominating committee and both of the actresses in Blue in the Warmest Color were on the ballot. It’s true that not all foreign films are affiliated with SAG but this one was. Keep in mind that there are over 150 names is 1 category so there are a lot of films to see and it is unlikely that everyone voting will see every film. Unfortunately, that means some brilliant performances in lesser seen films get overlooked.

      1. You are right. Adele and Lea were outstanding. That movie just stayed with me. Maybe enough people didn’t see it.

    2. Both Lea AND Adele should have been nominated. I could not stop thinking about that movie after, their performances were so subtle and realistic.

  2. Am I missing something?
    Is Idris Elba and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom not eligible for this year’s SAG Awards?

  3. I guess The Butler is going to be this years Huh?! at the Oscars joining the ranks of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Help. What a junky movie.

  4. So in “The Butler” Ya Ya DaCosta is in most of the movie and gives a great performance but instead of her Mariah Carey who does not utter one word is on the ensemble list. The same thing happened to Ya Ya for “The Kids Are Alright”. How is that right? Ya Ya needs to get a better agent, publicist or something. I wish her well.

    On a side note June Squibb gives the most awesome performance of the year. Good luck June!!!

    1. Game of Thrones is made in Eastern Europe. Many films and TV shows are made in Canada. I just think they don’t like her or the show.

      1. Hmm. They must not like fun either.

        Tatiana Maslany seriously gives one of the most outstanding and outstandingly underrated performances. I mean for god’s sake she’s playing about 75% of the characters on Orphan Black, and she’s so damn good that I find myself forgetting the same girl is playing all those roles.

  5. Where oh where do I begin?

    MAYIM BIALIK over AMY POEHLER?! MAGGIE SMITH over JULIANNA MARGUILES?!

    And the fact that THE GOOD WIFE was not recognized is an insult to amazing TV.

    1. They want to give Maggie something before she passes on. This may be her last major role. As for the other, I don’t understand it, either. Bialik is a part-timer on BBT, while Poehler has the show resting on her shoulders. I’m sure if you asked Tina Fey, she’d swap her spot with Poehler in a NY minute.

  6. “12 Years a Slave” is a truly extraordinary picture. Bleak but unprecedented I think. I saw “Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler” “,…a commercial to position Obama a historical figure as important as Mandela, uh, NOW…I saw it in the seventies. It should be titled “Triumph of the Narcissists”. (And why isn’t Harvey Weinstein on that list…HA HA…alongside Mariah Carey!) What’s interesting in reference to its ensemble nomination is that 1.) the white actors barely interact as an ensemble and 2.) certain notable black performers aren’t on it most notably Clarence Williams III who in a way sets the tone for the entire ensuing misguided costume party. (No cast aspersion meant as any individual performer.) What’s important is that Oprah bought her nomination albeit having gone to great lengths in terms of financing to not having it look that way. You flatten all the white characters in the film to utilitarian stereotypes…the very accusation that black performers have, on occasion, accused of white cinema – you inflate your own role with Weinstein’s help – you’re gonna stand out no matter what you do because you’ve put together the opportunity to be noticed in a vacuum. And how much free promotional publicity do you think Weinstein will get on Winfrey’s network for expressly building that opportunity? NOW YOU KNOW THAT IT’S TRUE. Pleased to see that Daniel Bruhl got noticed. Terrific performance and a picture that will have a long ancillary life too.

  7. She was elegible to be nominated. But most of the randomly chosen nominees probably haven’t seen that movie. It was a great and raw performance. The final nominee list is what was to be expected. Somehow disappointed how mainstream it is.

  8. As to the omission of ROBERT REDFORD for ALL IS LOST, he gave a great performance. But unfortunately one of the challenges of the ACTORS nominations is that the vast majority of the nominating actors don’t work that much. It’s the same challenge most actors face, including myself and I have worked more than many. Because of that fact, the majority definitely has no real concept of the difficulties of an ACTION ROLE, because most NEVER have to play them. This is why I am so happy that they did nominate SANDRA BULLOCK in GRAVITY… Very tough physically, with green screen and effects… Usually actors downplay the real strength of an actor to make an ACTION ROLE work… It’s goes far beyond just the craft of acting into the realm of true ATHLETIC PROWESS… That’s why it becomes neccessary to DOUBLE a lot of the actors in those kinds of role. My hat is off to the actors fortunate enough and capable enough to pull off those kinds of projects. They tend to be underrated and under respected. The same way that comedy is under respected at the oscars. With acting in general as I state in my classes… “The best actors make it look so easy, everyone thinks they can do it…. and we KNOW that’s not so.”

  9. Agreed. Adele not only gives the best performance I’ve seen this year but one of the best of the past few. She’s a revelation.

    These nominations are pretty boring. Nothing surprising.

  10. Are you kidding me?? Oprah Winfrey for best supporting?? Her performance in the movie was MEDIOCRE to say the least and unworthy of a nomination for anything. She bored me completely, and is quite undeserving of a nomination when there were actual performances out there.Amy Adams gave the performance of her career, in American Hustle. Jennifer Lawrence was spot on as well.As an African American i am also tired of seeing African American Actors being cast and nominated for roles that depict slavery,maids and butlers. Gee, we have not come far in the 74 years since Hattie McDaniels won her Oscar in 1939 for Gone with the Wind except for a few exceptions that are far and in between. An African American cast could have played the characters in “American Hustle”. One last thing foreign films are on the nominations ballot and sent to the Committee members to view and they are screened as well for the committee so no, the voting is not restricted to American films only.

  11. The networks got one of the 10 drama nominations (male and female) for best actor and none of the drama ensemble awards. Who could have imagined how utterly dominant cable et al would become in drama.

  12. How on earth did SAG not nominate Adele Exarchopoulos??? Proof there’s something wrong with the system. What a shame when such talent goes unrewarded by SAG, nonetheless in-favor of these actors who are too often rewarded and unsurprising. Terrible!

  13. It once again shows how staid and calcified SAG is. Oscar Isaac gave the best performance of the year, followed closely by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Redford. Bruce Dern and Tom Hanks were both one note characters and performances – no fault of theirs – that’s what those scripts called for – but the roles in Llewyn Davis and 12 Years demanded so much more and both these actors gave the performance of a lifetime. Dern and Hanks get the press and the credit, but from a craft point of view they don’t belong in the top 5.

  14. I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones so it’s nice to see it recognised again, but honestly, this was not the year for Peter Dinklage.

    Dinklage was a minor player in this season with very little to do.

    This was the season to recognize Nicholaj Walder Coster for his portrayal of Jaime Lannister. His transformation during this season was the best aspect of the 3rd season and pure drama.I don’t think it could have been done better.

    Also should have seen supporting nods for Charles Dance and Diana Rigg.

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