AMCi: SAG Nominations Announced, BIRDMAN Leads


By Alicia Malone December 10, 2014


This morning in Hollywood the nominations for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ lead the pack with four nominations - Best Ensemble, Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone).

‘Boyhood’, ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘The Theory Of Everything’ were next with three nominations. The biggest surprise inclusions were Robert Duvall for ‘The Judge’ and Jennifer Aniston for ‘Cake’. I was happy to see Jake Gyllenhaal get a nomination for his incredible transformation in ‘Nightcrawler’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ get a nod for Best Ensemble.

The most notable absentee was the Dr Martin Luther King Jr biopic ‘Selma’, it’s a powerful movie filled with strong actor performances, but unfortunately Paramount wasn’t able to get screeners to SAG members in time. And Channing Tatum missed out on an individual nomination for his work in ‘Foxcatcher’, but his co-stars Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo picked up one each.

The full list of SAG nominations for the film categories are below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
STEVE CARELL - “FOXCATCHER”
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – “THE IMITATION GAME”
JAKE GYLLENHAAL – “NIGHTCRAWLER”
MICHAEL KEATON – “BIRDMAN”
EDDIE REDMAYNE – “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER ANISTON – “CAKE”
FELICITY JONES – “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”
JULIANNE MOORE – “STILL ALICE”
ROSAMUND PIKE – “GONE GIRL”
REESE WITHERSPOON – “WILD”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
ROBERT DUVALL – “THE JUDGE”
ETHAN HAWKE – “BOYHOOD”
EDWARD NORTON - “BIRDMAN”
MARK RUFFALO – “FOXCATCHER”
J.K. SIMMONS – “WHIPLASH”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
PATRICIA ARQUETTE – “BOYHOOD”
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY  – “THE IMITATION GAME”
EMMA STONE – “BIRDMAN”
MERYL STREEP – “INTO THE WOODS”
NAOMI WATTS – “ST. VINCENT”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BIRDMAN
BOYHOOD
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
THE IMITATION GAME
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

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