Surprise it’s the 2016 SAG Awards Nominations

Trumbo

Brian Cranston, Helen Mirran in TRUMBO

Welcome back, my award season junkies! The stage is set and we are all ready to find out which of this year’s films will be crowned as favorites for the Oscar race. To that end, the Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations were announced this morning.

Trumbo, the biopic about blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, lead the pack with three nominations, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast. Brian Cranston’s turn as the egotistical but principled Trumbo earned a nomination in the Lead Actor category, while Helen Mirran’s performance as the anti-communist crusader and Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper was nominated in the Supporting Actress category.

Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Lili Elbe, the first person to attempt gender reassignment surgery, in The Danish Girl was also honored with a nomination. Redmayne is generally considered to be a lock for his second consecutive Oscar nomination, however, it remains to be seen if he can be the first actor since Tom Hanks to win consecutive Best Actor Oscars. Newcomer Alicia Vikander also received a Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as Gerda Wegener, the supportive wife of Redmayne’s character.

Several other films landed two nominations in the lead and supporting categories: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs, and Brie Larson and Jack Tremblay in Room.

This year’s nominations were studded with more surprises than normal. Helen Mirran received a nomination in the Lead Actress category for her role in Woman in Gold, a small film about a Jewish refugee who takes on the Austrian government to recover a painting that she believes was stolen from her family during World War II. Sarah Silverman scored a nomination as a restless wife and mother in the poorly received I Smile Back. However, the biggest surprise for me was the inclusion of Rachel McAdams for her role as investigative journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight. The role that is generating most of the buzz from this excellent journalistic thriller is Michael Keaton’s. Last week, he was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award for this film. I have the feeling that most voters felt that he was a sure thing, so they decided to vote for a smaller film, thereby excluding him from receiving a personal nomination. He is, however, nominated as part of Spotlight’s ensemble cast.

The television nominations were not quite as fraught with surprise nominations. The ensemble cast of “Mad Men” was nominated for the final season of the period ad agency drama, as well as Jon Hamm for his portrayal of ad exec extraordinaire and ladies man Don Draper. The Downton Abbey cast was nominated for best ensemble, while the queen of the one-liners, Maggie Smith, was nominated for her role as the Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Fantasy favorite Game of Thrones also found itself with two nominations: one for the cast of the show and one for Peter Dinklage.

The show with the most nominations this year is the third season of Netflix’s House of Cards. The show received nominations for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, as the most manipulative couple in the history of television, as well as a nomination for the cast as a whole.

Perennial favorite Modern Family received nominations for the ensemble cast and for Ty Burrell. Big Bang Theory, Transparent, Key & Peele, Orange is the New Black, and Veep rounded out the comedy ensemble cast category.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented, live, on January 30, 2016. The ceremony will air on TNT and TBS.

—Ari Ansbro

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Redmayne - Danish Girl

Eddie Redmayne

BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO”
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” 
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT”
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS”
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Ronan - Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan

CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL”
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM”
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD”
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN”
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Rylance - Bridge of Spies

Mark Rylance

CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT”
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION”
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES”
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES”
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Winslet - Steve Jobs

Kate Winslet

ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL”
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT”
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO”
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL”
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Straight Outta Compton

BEASTS OF NO NATION
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

SPOTLIGHT
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish

BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

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

Elba - Luther

Idris Elba

IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER”
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT”
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING”
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS”
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL”

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

Kidman - Grace of Monaco

Nicole Kidman

NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO”
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE”
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES”
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE”
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

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Kevin Spacey

PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES”
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN”
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT”
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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Viola Davis

CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND”
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE”
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY”
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Tambor - Transparent

Jeffrey Tambor

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY”
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE”
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS”
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY”
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Falco - Nurse Jackie

Eddie Falco

UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE”
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT”
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP”
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Game of Thrones

DOWNTON ABBEY
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
RAQUEL CASSIDY / Baxter
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
TOM CULLEN / Anthony Gillingham
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
JULIAN OVENDEN / Charles Blake
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

GAME OF THRONES
ALFIE ALLEN / Theon Greyjoy
IAN BEATTIE / Ser Meryn Trant
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of Tarth
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
MICHAEL CONDRON / Bowen Marsh
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
BEN CROMPTON / Dolorous Edd
LIAM CUNNINGHAM / Ser Davos Seaworth
STEPHEN DILLANE / Stannis Baratheon
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
TARA FITZGERALD / Selyse Baratheon
JEROME FLYNN / Bronn
BRIAN FORTUNE / Othell Yarwyck
JOEL FRY / Hizdahr Zo Loraq
AIDAN GILLEN / Littlefinger Petyr Baelish
IAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah Mormont
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
MICHIEL HUISMAN / Daario Naharis
HANNAH MURRAY / Gilly
BRENOCK O’CONNOR / Olly
DANIEL PORTMAN / Podrick Payne
IWAN RHEON / Ramsay Snow
OWEN TEALE / Ser Alliser Thorne
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
CARICE VAN HOUTEN / Melisandre
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark
TOM WLASCHIHA / Jaqen H’ghar

HOMELAND
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM / Dar Adal
ATHEER ADEL / Numan
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison
ALEXANDER FEHLING / Jonas Hollander
RUPERT FRIEND / Peter Quinn
NINA HOSS / Astrid
RENÉ DAVID IFRAH / Bibi
MARK IVANIR / Ivan Krupin
SEBASTIAN KOCH / Otto Dűring
MIRANDA OTTO / Allison Carr
MANDY PATINKIN / Saul Berenson
SARAH SOKOLOVIC / Laura Sutton

HOUSE OF CARDS
MAHERSHALA ALI / Remy Danton
DEREK CECIL / Seth Grayson
NATHAN DARROW / Edward Meechum
MICHAEL KELLY / Doug Stamper
ELIZABETH MARVEL / Heather Dunbar
MOLLY PARKER / Jackie Sharp
JIMMI SIMPSON / Gavin Orsay
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood

MAD MEN
SOLA BAMIS / Shirley
STEPHANIE DRAKE / Meredith
JAY R. FERGUSON / Stan Rizzo
BRUCE GREENWOOD / Richard Burghoff
JON HAMM / Don Draper
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Harris
JANUARY JONES / Betty Francis
VINCENT KARTHEISER / Pete Campbell
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson
KEVIN RAHM / Ted Chaough
KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper
JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling
RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane
AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove
MASON VALE COTTON / Bobby Draper

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

VeepTHE BIG BANG THEORY
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-Wolowitz

KEY & PEELE
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY / Various Characters
JORDAN PEELE / Various Characters

MODERN FAMILY
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

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson 
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

TRANSPARENT
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS / Davina Rejennae
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / Syd Feldman 
JAY DUPLASS / Josh Pfefferman
KATHRYN HAHN / Raquel Fein
GABY HOFFMANN / Ali Pfefferman
CHERRY JONES / Leslie Mackinaw
AMY LANDECKER / Sarah Pfefferman
JUDITH LIGHT / Shelly Pfefferman
HARI NEF / Gittel/Gerson
EMILY ROBINSON / Rose Boymelgreen
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman

VEEP
DIEDRICH BADER / Bill Ericsson
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
HUGH LAURIE / Tom James
PHIL REEVES / Doyle
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

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Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Everest“EVEREST”
“FURIOUS 7”
“JURASSIC WORLD”
“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

“THE BLACKLIST”
“GAME OF THRONES”
“HOMELAND”
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL”
“THE WALKING DEAD”

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award

CAROL BURNETT

Carol Burnett

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