The Nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Revealed!

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It. Has. Begun. The first wave of Awards Season nominees have been announced via the Screen Actors Guild, the body where actors vote for actors to determine who gave the most exemplary acting performances of the year in both film and television. Since this is a film blog, I focus on the categories that I have experience with and I must say this is a very interesting mix. I’ve seen most of this year’s nominees in action and I must say, some deserve to be on these lists. Anyway, let’s get started!

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 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 Lead Role:

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
  • Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead 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 Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:

  • Everest
  • Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

  • Beasts of No Nation
  • The Big Short
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be televised on TNT and TBS on January 30, 2016. The full list of nominees can be found here.

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