Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Few surprises at SAG nominations, which until last year were among the most accurate predictors for their corresponding categories at the Oscars among award groups. They're this year's first guild to announce their nominations. In highly competitive leading categories, Robert Redford and Amy Adams failed to find any footing, while supporting categories included a posthumous nomination for James Gandolfini, and a discouraging bout of category fraud in an encouraging nomination for Daniel Bruhl. It's a month until they announce their winners in a televised ceremony on Saturday the 11th of January.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bruce Dern – ‘Woody Grant’ (Nebraska)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – ‘Solomon Northup’ (12 Years a Slave)
Tom Hanks – ‘Capt. Richard Phillips’ (Captain Phillips)
Matthew McConaughey – ‘Ron Woodroof’ (Dallas Buyers Club)
Forest Whitaker – ‘Cecil Gaines’ (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – ‘Jasmine’ (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock – ‘Ryan Stone’ (Gravity)
Judi Dench – ‘Philomena Lee’ (Philomena)
Meryl Streep – ‘Violet Weston’ (August: Osage County)
Emma Thompson – ‘P.L. Travers’ (Saving Mr. Banks)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi – ‘Muse’ (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Brühl – ‘Niki Laud’ (Rush)
Michael Fassbender – ‘Edwin Epps’ (12 Years a Slave)
James Gandolfini – ‘Albert’ (Enough Said)
Jared Leto – ‘Rayon’ (Dallas Buyers Club)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Rosalyn Rosenfeld’ (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o – ‘Patsey’ (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts – ‘Barbara Weston’ (August: Osage County)
June Squibb – ‘Kate Grant’ (Nebraska)
Oprah Winfrey – ‘Gloria Gaines’ (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm and Shea Whigham (American Hustle)
Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Meryl Streep and Misty Upham (August: Osage County)
Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Live Schreiber, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams and Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave)
Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare, Dallas Roberts and Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
All Is Lost
Fast & Furious 6
Lone Survivor
The Wolverine