20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations, and this is an awards show you don't want to miss!

SAG Awards
Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter

The SAG awards are considered "one of the industry's most prized honors." They are so important because they recognize the efforts of individual actors and actresses, as well as ensembles, in film and television.

12 Years a Slave has the most nominations in film with four. Breaking Bad, which recently ended its five-year run, leads the television nominations, also with four. Right behind that, all with three nominations, are 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland, and Modern Family.

Here are the the main nomination highlights for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:


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 Cast in a Motion Picture
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • August: Osage County
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Veep
  • Modern Family
For a complete list of nominations, you can visit the SAG Awards website. There were also a few surprise nominations - the late James Gandolfini for his role in the movie Enough Said and Oprah Winfrey for her role in Lee Daniels' The Butler.
The 20th Annual SAG Awards will be simulcast live on TBS and TNT on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

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