Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hanks, McConaughey, Bullock, Streep and more... best acting nominations from SAG announced

The Screen Actors Guild nominations, often a bellwether for the Oscar's acting categories, are announced: `12 Years a Slave,' `American Hustle,' `August: Osage County,' `Dallas Buyers Club' and `Lee Daniels' The Butler' nab best pic equivalent.

Hanks, McConaughey, Bullock, Streep and more… best acting nominations from SAG announced

Sandra Bullock considers the gravity of the situation.
Sandra Bullock considers the gravity of the situation.

The Screen Actors Guild, whose members make up the largest block of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters, announced its 2013 nominations this morning. A traditional bellwether for the Oscars, this year’s list is full of veteran winners and nominees, and also absent one conspicuous name: Robert Redford. Already the recipient of best actor kudos in several critics polls for his remarkable solo outing in All Is Lost, Redford didn’t make the final five in the lead-role group. (Nor did Joaquin Phoenix, another contender in an almost solo outing, Her.) James Gandolfini, who died in June, received a best supporting actor nomination for his work in Enough Said. The “Outstanding Performance by a Cast” nods, sort of SAG’s equivalent of the best picture nominations, were for 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Here’s the complete list of film nominations (SAG also announced nominees in television categories):

20th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

BRUCE DERN, NEBRASKA

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

TOM HANKS, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

FOREST WHITAKER, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

CATE BLANCHETT, BLUE JASMINE

SANDRA BULLOCK, GRAVITY

JUDI DENCH, PHILOMENA

MERYL STREEP, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

EMMA THOMPSON, SAVING MR. BANKS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

BARKHAD ABDI, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

DANIEL BRÜHL, RUSH

MICHAEL FASSBENDER, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

JAMES GANDOLFINI, ENOUGH SAID

JARED LETO, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

12 YEARS A SLAVE

AMERICAN HUSTLE

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

 

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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