Awards Watch: SAG Award Nominees (Movie Categories)

Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for Enough Said. Last year, the SAG went 4/5 for Best Actor (they picked John Hawkes over Joaquin Phoenix), 3/5 for Best Actress (they picked Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Helen Mirren for Hitchcock over eventual nominees Emmanuelle Riva and Quevenzhane Wallis), 4/5 for Best Supporting Actor (though they failed to even nominate Christoph Waltz, who won the award), and 3/5 for Supporting Actress (failing to nominate both Jacki Weaver and Amy Adams). The SAG awards a pretty good barometer for the acting categories, so all five nominees in each category will remain contenders throughout the awards tracking season. They also went 4/5 last year in relation to Best Ensemble to Best Picture. Last year, they picked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which failed to get a Best Picture nomination.

12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
August Osage County
The Butler
Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Forest Whitaker (The Butler)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August Osage County)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)
James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Julia Roberts (August Osage County)

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