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'Birdman' Leads the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

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December 10, 2014

2015 SAG Awards

The nominees for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced today, putting awards season in full swing before the nominations for the Golden Globes are announced tomorrow morning. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are unique in that it's the actors themselves choose the best performances from amongst their peers. There are undoubtedly tons of future Oscar nominees in the proceedings, with buzzed performances from Steve Carell in Foxcatcher and Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything getting nominated, but the spectacular Birdman came out on top with four total nominations. Read on!

Here's the full list of film nominees for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards (see TV nominees here):

ACTOR:
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

ACTRESS:
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Naomi Watts - St. Vincent

ENSEMBLE CAST:
Birdman - Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrew Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Boyhood - Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelai Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel - F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwarzman, Lea Seydoux

The Imitation Game - Matthew Beard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, Mark Strong

The Theory of Everything - Charlie Cox, Felicity Jones, Simon McBurney, Eddie Redmayne, David Thewlis, Emily Watson

ENSEMBLE STUNTS:
Fury
Get On Up
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Unbroken
X-Men: Days Of Future Past

And there you have it. Hot on the heels of Birdman is Boyhood and The Theory of Everything with three nominations each. But it's nice to see some singular nominations stand out like Jake Gyllenhaal landing a nomination for his creepy performance in Nightcrawler and J.K. Simmons intense turn in Whiplash. The same can be said for Julianne Moore in Still Alice, Jennifer Aniston in Cake and Reese Witherspoon in Wild. Those are all likely Oscar nominations next year.

Meanwhile, some perplexing nominations include Naomi Watts in St. Vincent, who felt more like a Russian cartoon character than an award worthy performance, and also Robert Duvall in The Judge. My biggest question right now is why didn't Selma get any nominations? There's all sorts of buzz surrounding that film, including performances, so it's absence seems curious. Anyway, the SAG awards will be handed out Sunday, January 25th, 2015, airing simultaneously on TNT and TBS at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Thoughts?

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  • movieguyryan .
    Seeing Jake Gyllenhaal's name in there for Best Actor was pretty great, but Jennifer Aniston for Cake?
    • DAVIDPD
      I said it before, Hollywood loves it when "beautiful" women act ugly.

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