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Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) stars as Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped into slavery, and sold to a nasty slaveowner (Michael Fassbender), in the pre-Civil War drama "12 Years a Slave." Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures
‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Osage County’ top SAG noms
Movie awards » Redford’s ‘All Is Lost’ performance snubbed.
First Published Dec 11 2013 09:11 am • Last Updated Dec 11 2013 11:32 am

Los Angeles • Steve McQueen’s historic saga "12 Years a Slave," Jon Wells’ dysfunctional family adaptation "August: Osage County," Jean-Marc Vallee’s AIDS drama "Dallas Buyers Club" and the sweeping White House servant tale "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" topped the list of outstanding performances for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. "12 Years a Slave" scored four nominations, while "Osage County" and "The Butler" earned three nominations in Wednesday’s announcements.

Each of the three films was nominated for overall performance by their casts. Also nominated for best ensemble cast was David O. Russell’s 1970s con-artist romp "American Hustle."

At a glance

Nominees at 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

MOVIES:

Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”; Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”; Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”; Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Forest Whitaker, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”; Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”; Judi Dench “Philomena”; Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”; Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Supporting actor: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”; Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”; Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”; James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”; Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Supporting actress: 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.”

Cast: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Stunt ensemble: “All is Lost,” “Fast & Furious 6,” “Lone Survivor,” “Rush,” “The Wolverine.”

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TELEVISION:

Actor in a 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.”

Actress in a movie or miniseries: 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.”

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.”

Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, “Homeland”; Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”; Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”; Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”; Kerry Washington, “Scandal.”

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.”

Actress 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.”

Drama series cast: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland.”

Comedy series cast: “30 Rock,” “Arrested Development,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family,” “Veep.”

Stunt ensemble: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “The Walking Dead.”

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Lifetime Achievement: Rita Moreno.

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"12 Years a Slave" attained individual acting nominations, as well, including male lead for Chiwetel Ejiofor as a displaced free black man, Michael Fassbender for supporting actor as a ruthless slave owner and Lupita Nyong’o for female supporting as a favored fieldworker.

"August: Osage County" had individual nominations for Meryl Streep for female lead as the conflicted matriarch in the adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play, and Julia Roberts as the domineering daughter for supporting female actor.

"Dallas Buyers Club" also scored nominations for Matthew McConaughey as the HIV-positive rodeo-lover in the best actor category and Jared Leto as a transgender for supporting actor.

Forest Whitaker received the lead actor nomination for his performance as a long-time White House butler in "Lee Daniels’ The Butler."

Also bringing in a lead actor nominations were Bruce Dern for his performance of an aging dreamer in Alexander Payne’s small town dark comedy "Nebraska" and Tom Hanks, who plays the title role in the Paul Greengrass Somali pirate story.

Additional best-actress nominees included Cate Blanchett as a fallen socialite in Woody Allen’s "Blue Jasmine," Sandra Bullock as a brave astronaut in Alfonso Curaon’s lost-in-space odyssey "Gravity," Judi Dench as a woman in search of her son in "Philomena" and Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers in the Disney comedy "Saving Mr. Banks."

Awards-season watchers noticed some significant snubs among the SAG nominees. The biggest may be the omission of Robert Redford, for his mostly wordless one-man performance in the survival drama "All Is Lost."

Other actors left out of the running include Idris Elba ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"), Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station"), and Oscar Isaac and the ensemble cast of the Coen brothers’ "Inside Llewyn Davis." Another film shut out of SAG Award nominations is Martin Scorsese’s financial caper film "The Wolf of Wall Street."


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The SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 18. The guild nominations are one of Hollywood’s first major announcements on the long road to the March 2 Academy Awards.



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