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SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

December 11th, 2013 11:14am EST

12 Years a Slave Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for Enough Said. Last year, the SAG went 4/5 for Best Actor (they picked John Hawkes over Joaquin Phoenix), 3/5 for Best Actress (they picked Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Helen Mirren for Hitchcock over eventual nominees Emmanuelle Riva and Quevenzhane Wallis), 4/5 for Best Supporting Actor (though they failed to even nominate Christoph Waltz, who won the award), and 3/5 for Supporting Actress (failing to nominate both Jacki Weaver and Amy Adams). The SAG awards a pretty good barometer for the acting categories, so all five nominees in each category will remain contenders throughout the awards tracking season. They also went 4/5 last year in relation to Best Ensemble to Best Picture. Last year, they picked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which failed to get a Best Picture nomination.

BEST ENSEMBLE:

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

August Osage County

The Butler

Dallas Buyers Club

LEAD ACTOR:

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Forest Whitaker (The Butler)

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

LEAD ACTRESS:

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Judi Dench (Philomena)

Meryl Streep (August Osage County)

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Daniel Bruhl (Rush)

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)

James Gandolfini (Enough Said)

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

June Squibb (Nebraska)

Julia Roberts (August Osage County)


Related: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, August: Osage County, Barkhad Abdi, Blue Jasmine, Bruce Dern, Captain Phillips, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dallas Buyers Club, Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Enough Said, Forest Whitaker, Gravity, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, June Squibb, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender, Nebraska, Oprah Winfrey, Philomena, Rush, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Television, Movies, Awards, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)

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