Steven Spielberg's historical saga "Lincoln," the Victor Hugo musical adaptation "Les Miserables" and the lost-soul romance "Silver Linings Playbook" lead the nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each.
All three films were nominated Wednesday for overall performance by their casts. Also nominated for best ensemble cast were the Iran hostage-crisis thriller "Argo" and the British retiree adventure "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
"Lincoln" also scored individual acting nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role as best actor, Sally Field for supporting actress as Mary Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens.
"Les Miserables" had nominations for Hugh Jackman for best actor as Hugo's long-suffering hero Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway for supporting actress as Fantine, a woman fallen into prostitution, plus a nomination for its stunt ensemble.
"Silver Linings Playbook" also had lead-acting nominations for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as troubled spirits who find a second chance at love, and Robert De Niro for supporting actor as a football-obsessed dad.
Besides Lawrence, best-actress nominees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst pursuing Osama bin Laden in "Zero Dark Thirty;" Marion Cotillard as a woman who finds romance after suffering a tragic accident in "Rust and Bone;" Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcock's strong-willed wife in "Hitchcock;" and Naomi Watts as a woman caught in the devastation of a tsunami in "The Impossible."
Joining Cooper, Day-Lewis and Jackman in the best-actor field are John Hawkes as a polio victim aiming to lose his virginity in "The Sessions" and Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in "Flight."
One of the year's most-acclaimed films, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," earned only one nomination, supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman as a mesmerizing cult leader. The film was snubbed on nominations for ensemble, lead actor Joaquin Phoenix and supporting actress Amy Adams.
Other individual performances overlooked by SAG voters include Anthony Hopkins in the title role of "Hitchcock," Keira Knightley in the title role of "Anna Karenina," Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson" and "Argo" director Ben Affleck, who also starred in the film.
On the television side, "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" were nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Nominees in the comedy category are "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Glee," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" and "The Office."
The SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 27. The guild nominations are one of Hollywood's first major announcements on the long road to the Feb. 24 Academy Awards, whose nominations will be released Jan. 10.
Nominations for the Golden Globes, the second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, come out Thursday.
Here is the full list of SAG Awards nominees:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Javier Bardem, "Skyfall"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"
Maggie Smith, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Clive Owen, "Hemmingway & Gellhorn"
Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, "Hemmingway & Gellhorn"
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Charlotte Rampling, "Restless"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland"
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES:
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
"The Bourne Legacy"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
"Game of Thrones"
"Sons of Anarchy"
"The Walking Dead"
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke