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’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Butler’ among SAG nominations

’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Butler’ among SAG nominations

SAG NOMINATIONS: Clark Gregg and SAG Awards Social Media Ambassador /Actress Sasha Alexander announce the nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/Paul A. Hebert/Invision

The 2014 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards will be a three-way race after “12 Years a Slave,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and “August: Osage County” were all nominated for three prizes each.

The trio received nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category, alongside “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”

In the Outstanding Performance by a Leading Male Actor category, “12 Years A Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor will compete against “The Butler’s” Forest Whitaker, Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”), and Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”).

In the Leading Actress category, the nominees are Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench (“Philomena”), Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”) and Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”).

Late actor James Gandolfini is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Male Actor for “Enough Said,” alongside Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”), Michael Fassbender (“12 Years A Slave”), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and “Captain Phillips'” newcomer Barkhad Abdi

In the Supporting Actress Category, former Oscar nominee Oprah Winfrey receives a nod for her big screen comeback in “The Butler,” and is pitted against this year’s Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence. Others nominated are Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years A Slave”), Julia Roberts (“August: Osage County”) and June Squibb (“Nebraska”).

“Breaking Bad” leads the nods in the TV drama categories, picking up nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Best Actor for Bryan Cranston and Best Actress for Anna Gunn.

In the comedy categories, “30 Rock’s” final series has also picked up three nominations – Best Comedy Ensemble and acting nods for its leads, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

The winners will be announced next year.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

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
“American Hustle”
“12 Years A Slave”
“August: Osage County”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Matt Damon – “Behind The Candelabra”
Michael Douglas – “Behind The Candelabra”
Jeremy Irons – T”he Hollow Crown”
Rob Lowe – “Killing Kennedy”
Al Pacino – “Phil Spector”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television 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”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor an 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

“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”

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

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