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The Screen Actors Guild offers its good-looking endorsement of 12 Years A Slave, Breaking Bad, Edie Falco

After smiling politely while the Producers and Writers Guilds offered their expert, yet generally not-as-good-looking-or-famous opinions on the year’s best entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild finally had its say through its far more symmetrical face. While we’ve become inured to seeing a lot of these names by now, there were a few deviations for the norm. For instance, on the film side, SAG was the first group to pay some serious attention to the upcoming August: Osage County and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

It was also the first group and/or entity to decide that Daniel Bruhl was actually a supporting actor in Rush, possibly owing to the fact that he is, again, not-as-good-looking-or-famous as Chris Hemsworth. And in that same category, it gave Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi his first big push toward Oscar consideration, while also recognizing the late James Gandolfini’s work in Enough Said—so, lots of underdogs and sentimental favorites to root for, for different reasons. Alternately, you could focus bitterly on the fact that it ignored others, like Her's Joaquin Phoenix, All Is Lost's Robert Redford, and everyone involved with Inside Llewyn Davis and The Wolf Of Wall Street.

On the TV side, Gandolfini’s former on-screen wife Edie Falco became the most-nominated performer in SAG history by getting another best actress nod for Nurse Jackie. She’s now surpassed the previous record-holder, David Hyde Pierce, with her 20 lifetime nominations—a record she shares with Alec Baldwin, who also made it to 20 by picking up his final two obligatory nods for 30 Rock. (With Nurse Jackie renewed for a sixth season, and Baldwin in an ongoing feud with cameras, it seems likely Falco won’t have to share it for long.) That sense of history repeating is borne out in the rest of the TV nominations which—aside from the inclusion of Netflix’s Arrested Development and House Of Cards, and some recognition for Scandal—seem like they could have been copied and pasted from any of the past few years. But no, the list below was copied and pasted from this year.


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 Bruhl, 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


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton And Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top Of The Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

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