"12 Years a Slave" leads SAG Awards nominees

Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave." Fox Searchlight

"12 Years a Slave" led nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, earning four nods including one for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

Joining them in the best ensemble category (the night's top honor) are the casts of "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

"12 Years a Slave" also picked up nominations for lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, supporting actor Michael Fassbender and supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are often seen as an indicator of how films will do at the Academy Awards, because SAG makes up a large portion of the Academy's voters. Earlier this year, the actors' group gave "Argo" the best ensemble prize and the film later went on to win the Oscar for best picture.  

The SAG Awards also announced nominations in television categories. Nominees for best performance by an ensemble in a drama series went to the casts of "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland." Comedy series nominees are the casts of "30 Rock," "Arrested Development," "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Veep."

The SAG Awards winners will be announced on Jan. 18 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in a ceremony that will air on TNT and TBS.

Read on for the full list of nominees:

Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

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

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"August: Osage County"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Primetime Television:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Jeremy Irons, "The Hollow Crown"
Rob Lowe, "Killing Kennedy"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

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

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

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

Outstanding Performance by a 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"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
"30 Rock"
"Arrested Development"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Veep"

Stunt Ensemble Honors

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:
"All is Lost"
"Fast & Furious 6"
"Lone Survivor"
"Rush"
"The Wolverine"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"The Walking Dead"

Screen Actors Guild 50th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award:
Rita Moreno

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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