Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Did you call it? The Screen Actors Guild's nominating committee didn't so much as pull the rug out from under our perceptions of awards season 2015-16 as redecorate the entire room with their slate of nominees. Big contenders such as The Martian and Creed were snubbed entirely, with frontrunners like Sylvester Stallone absent. Favourites with critics such as Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years, Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road and Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria failed to appear. Indie films fared very well, with Beasts of No Nation picking up two major nods and nominees Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back and Michael Shannon in 99 Homes making big surprises in their respective categories. And Trumbo was a hit with voters, picking up three nominations; one for Helen Mirren, who pulls off yet another shocker by scoring a second unexpected mention for Woman in Gold. A list full of left-field names that's perhaps more notable for those who didn't make it (Tom Hardy, Paul Dano, Jennifer Jason Leigh) than those who did, and that's as likely to inspire elation as devastation! The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild awards will be broadcast live on TNT on the 30th of January. All the info on who'll be competing for the film awards below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Jacob Tremblay (Room)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, Louis C. K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk (Trumbo)
Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock (The Big Short)
Neil Brown, Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, O'Shea Jackson and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)
Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Lifetime Achievement Award
Carol Burnett