Awards Feeder is well under way now, with the19th-SAG-Awards-Logo nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards being unveiled yesterday!

Leading the pack is 12 Years A Slave, which garnered four nominations including Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Cast Ensemble, the guild’s equivalent to Best Picture.

Also up for that big prize are the cast ensembles of American Hustle, August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club and The Butler.

American Hustle‘s only other nomination was for Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence); Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively for August: Osage County; Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto scored respective Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nods for Dallas Buyers Club; and on-screen couple Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey scored with Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress nods for The Butler.

Ejiofor, McConaughey and Whitaker will compete against Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) for the Best Actor trophy (which, in something of a shock snub, Robert Redford’s near-silent solo performance in All Is Lost was denied a slot for), while acting behemoth Streep shall face Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) for Best Actress.

Fassbender and Leto also face steady competition from the likes of Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and the late James Gandolfini (Enough Said) for Best Supporting Actor; while the cat-fight between Lawrence, Nyong’o, Roberts and Winfrey for Best Supporting Actress shall be joined by June Squibb (Nebraska).

For the Stunt Ensemble category, the nominees were the stunt teams from All Is Lost, Fast & Furious 6, Lone Survivor, Rush and The Wolverine.

Meanwhile, on the television side of things, AMC’s departing drama Breaking Bad also garnered four nominations including Best Cast Ensemble (TV Drama), Best Actor (TV Drama) for Bryan Cranston, Best Actress (TV Drama) for Anna Gunn, and Best TV Stunt Ensemble.

Breaking Bad shall compete with Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland for Best Cast Ensemble (TV Drama), while the nominees for Best Cast Ensemble (TV Comedy) are 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Veep.

Cranston faces fierce opposition from the respective parties of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) for Best Actor (TV Drama), and Gunn will compete against Claire Danes (Homeland), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Kerry Washington (Scandal). The comedy equivalents to both categories sees Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Don Cheadle (House of Lies) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) gunning for Best Actor (TV Comedy); and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep) shall go for Best Actress (TV Comedy).

Competing for Best Actor (TV Movie/Miniseries) are Matt Damon and Michael Douglas for their co-lead performances in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra, as well as Jeremy Irons (The Hollow Crown), Rob Lowe (Killing Kennedy) and Al Pacino (Phil Spector); and for the Best Actress (TV Movie/Miniseries) category the contenders are Angela Bassett (Betty and Coretta), Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor), Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), and Helen Mirren (Phil Spector).

Going against Breaking Bad for Best TV Stunt Ensemble are Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and The Walking Dead.

Finally, as with every year, SAG shall present a lifetime achievement award for an individual actor for their long line of work over their careers. For their 50th annual giving of the prize, Oscar-winning West Side Story actress Rita Moreno shall be honoured by the guild.

A full list of nominees (because we haven’t made you suffer enough!) can be found below:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bruce Dern – Nebraska (Paramount Pictures)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Forest Whitaker – Lee Daniel’s The Butler (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)
Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Judi Dench – Philomena (The Weinstein Company)
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company)
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks (Walt Disney Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Daniel Bruhl – Rush (Universal Pictures)
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
James Gandolfini – Enough Said (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County  (The Weinstein Company)
June Squibb – Nebraska (Paramount Pictures)
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniel’s The Butler  (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company)
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Lee Daniel’s The Butler (The Weinstein Company)

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Matt Damon – “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Michael Douglas – “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Jeremy Irons – “The Hollow Crown” (WNET/Thirteen)
Rob Lowe – “Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)
Al Pacino – “Phil Spector” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Angela Bassett – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
Helena Bonham Carter – “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America)
Holly Hunter – “Top of the Lake” (Sundance Channel)
Helen Mirren – “Phil Spector” (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss – “Top of the Lake” (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Anna Gunn – “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jason Bateman – “Arrested Development (Netflix)
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Arrested Development” (Netflix)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Veep” (HBO)

SAG AWARDS� HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

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)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Screen Actors Guild 50th Annual Life Achievement Award

Rita Moreno

 

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Stick around later today, when we reveal who is up for what at this year’s Golden Globe awards, one of the first major award shows of the season!