'Trumbo' Leads the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

December 9, 2015
Source: SAG

SAG Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards have 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. Last year it was Iñárritu's Birdman and The Theory of Everything battling for the top nominations, this year it's a very eclectic mix including the films Trumbo, Beasts of No Nation, Carol, Brooklyn, Room and I Smile Back as the big highlights. Leonaro DiCaprio also gets a nom for The Revenant.

Here's the full list of film nominees for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards (see TV nominees here):

Bryan Cranson - Trumbo
Johnny Depp - Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Helen Mirren - Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman - I Smile Back

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon - 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay - Room

Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Helen Mirren - Trumbo
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Beasts of No Nation - Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan, Idris Elba

The Big Short - Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock

Spotlight - Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

Straight Outta Compton - Neil Brown Jr., Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell

Trumbo - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Tudyk

Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

And there you have it. Lots of dissension, many interesting and odd picks, but most of them are some of the better performances of the year. I'm still a big fan of two other Supporting Actor performances: Jason Segel in The End of the Tour, and Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight, but that's such a crowded category this year with so many incredible performances. I'm also surprised that Mad Max: Fury Road was only nominated for stunts, not even Charlize Theron or ensemble. At least it got something. As usual, there are plenty of other awards coming up so if your favorite performance got snubbed here, there's a chance it may still get recognized. The SAG Awards will be handed out Sunday, January 30th, 2016, airing on TNT and TBS at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

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Not really surprising about TRUMBO, all things considered. I hope FURY ROAD wins for those stunts. I mean it has to, right?

DAVIDPD on Dec 9, 2015

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