Sag Awards 2013-14: Nominations

12-years-a-slave-critics-poster[1]Actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, so the Screen Actors Guild Awards are something of a barometer for the Oscars. On Wednesday morning, the guild announced its nominations. Up for outstanding performance by a movie cast, the equivalent of the best-picture Oscar, are:

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“August: Osage County”
“Dallas Buyers’ Club”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

As for individual performances, the nominees are:

Actor: Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”), Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”), Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Forest Whitaker (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”)

Actress: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench (“Philomena”), Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”), Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks)

Supporting actor: Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”), Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”), James Gandolfini (“Enough Said”), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”)

Supporting actress: 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”)

In all “12 Years a Slave” led with four nominations, followed by “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Nebraska” with three apiece. Notably missing from the individual performance list was Robert Redford, widely hailed for his work in “All Is Lost.”

On the television side, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland” are up for best drama ensemble, the guild’s version of top drama. “30 Rock,” “Arrested Development,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family” and “Veep” are up for best comedy ensemble. For the rest of the nominations, go to

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