The 2016 SAG Award Nominations Announced

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards are typically a strong indicator for what the Academy Award acting nominations will look like. This year, the guild dished out some very interesting surprises by ignoring some perceived favorites and instead, inviting a bunch of Cinderellas to the ball. I love it because it makes the award season that much more exciting. Bravo to Straight Outta Compton for getting some recognition. Love that film.

While Spotlight received a Best Ensemble nomination, the SAGS Best Picture equivalent, none of the men, who have been heralded for their performances, snagged a nomination. Instead Rachel McAdams snatched a nod in the highly-competitive Best Supporting Actress race. Fingers crossed the Canadian actress scores her first Oscar nom.

Trumbo also received some unexpected love. It received a Best Ensemble nom, along with individual acting nominations for both Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren. Speaking of Mirren, she received double the love. She also scored an acting nod for Woman In Gold. The SAGs really, really, really like her.

Over on the television front, Taraji P. Henson not receiving a nomination is by far the biggest snub. Check out all the nominations below. The 2016 SAG Awards air on January 30.

2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading 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 Female Actor in a Leading Role

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

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 Supporting Role

Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theroy
Key & Peel
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Transparent
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robert
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parson, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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

Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kinglsey, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

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

Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristin Wiig, The Spoilers Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

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

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

Lifetime Achievement Award

CAROL BURNETT

  • Origami Rose

    Empire is going down the glee path which i expected. Great first season too much guests stars in the second.