The 21st Annual SAG Awards Nominations & Predictions


The Road to the Oscars is officially underway with the SAG Awards nominations coming out today. The SAG Awards tend to be an early indication of what the Academy Awards will look like by the time nominations roll around in January. The SAG Awards also honor actors and actresses in Television. The nominees are chosen by 4100 members from SAG-AFTRA, where 2100 nominate for excellence in Film while the other half nominates for excellence in Television. This years nominations offered some big surprises (The Lead Actress in a Drama Series category included 6 Actresses this year, the only category to include one more than the usual 5 in each category) and left us unhappy at some of the actors/actresses who were left out. The Ceremony will be held on Sunday January 25th at 8ET/5PT on both TNT and TBS.

Here are the nominees:

Film Categories

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell- Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal- Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton- Birdman
Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Will Win: Michael Keaton
Could Win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Should Win: Eddie Redmayne
Biggest Surprise: Jake Gyllenhaal
Biggest Snub: David Oyelowo- Selma

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston- Cake
Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore- Still Alice
Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Will Win: Julianne Moore
Could Win: Felicity Jones
Should Win: Julianne Moore
Biggest Surprise: Jennifer Aniston
Biggest Snub: Marion Cotillard- Two Days One Night

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall- The Judge
Ethan Hawke- Boyhood
Edward Norton- Birdman
Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Will Win: J.K. Simmons
Could Win: Edward Norton
Should Win: Ethan Hawke
Biggest Surprise: No one really, these were all major contenders.
Biggest Snub: Josh Brolin- Inherent Vice

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette- Boyhood
Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game
Emma Stone- Birdman
Meryl Streep- Into the Woods
Naomi Watts- St. Vincent

Will Win: Patricia Arquette
Could Win: Keira Knightley
Should Win: Meryl Streep
Biggest Surprise: Naomi Watts
Biggest Snub: Jessica Chastain- A Most Violent Year

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Birdman (FOX Searchlight Pictures)
Boyhood (IFC Films)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (FOX Searchlight Pictures)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)

Will Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Could Win: Birdman
Should Win: Birdman
Biggest Surprise: The Theory of Everything
Biggest Snub: Selma

Television Categories

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi- Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage- Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson- True Detective
Matthew McConaughey- True Detective (Ugh these two guys should’ve really been in the Miniseries category)
Kevin Spacey- House of Cards

Will Win: Kevin Spacey
Could Win: Matthew McConaughey
Should Win: Kevin Spacey
Biggest Surprise: I’m going with both True Detective leads, because once again, the show belongs in the miniseries category (It’s an anthology series much like American Horror Story).
Biggest Snub: Clive Owen- The Knick

Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes- Homeland
Viola Davis- How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany- Orphan Black
Maggie Smith- Downton Abbey (Season 4)
Robin Wright- House of Cards

Will Win: Viola Davis (This category is the most difficult one for me because every single one of these women are so fantastic in their roles)
Could Win: Robin Wright
Should Win: All 6 of them? No? Fine okay. Julianna Margulies
Biggest Surprise: Pfff, nope, these are all amazing actresses at the top of their game!
Biggest Snub: Kerry Washington- Scandal

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell- Modern Family
Louis C.K.- Louie
William H. Macy- Shameless
Jim Parsons- The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet- Modern Family

Will Win: Ty Burrell
Could Win: Jim Parsons
Should Win: Louis C.K.
Biggest Surprise: William H. Macy (But certainly a welcome one.)
Biggest Snub: Don Cheadle- House of Lies

Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba- Orange is the New Black
Julie Bowen- Modern Family
Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Amy Poehler- Parks and Recreation

Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Could Win: Uzo Aduba
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Biggest Surprise: Uzo Aduba (But again, a very welcome one.)
Biggest Snub: Allison Janney- Mom

Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody- Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch- Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins- Olive Kitteridge
Mark Ruffalo- The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton- Fargo

Will Win: Billy Bob Thornton
Could Win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Should Win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Biggest Surprise: Adrien Brody
Biggest Snub: Matt Bomer- The Normal Heart

Outstanding Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn- Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal- The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand- Olive Kitteridge
Julia Roberts- The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson- The Trip to Bountiful

Will Win: Julia Roberts
Could Win: Frances McDormand
Should Win: Frances McDormand
Biggest Surprise: Ellen Burstyn
Biggest Snub: Sarah Paulson- American Horror Story: Freakshow

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Will Win: Orange is the New Black
Could Win: Modern Family
Should Win: Veep
Biggest Surprise: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Biggest Snub: The Middle (ABC, most underrated comedy in my opinion)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)

Will Win: House of Cards
Could Win: Game of Thrones
Should Win: House of Cards
Biggest Surprise: Boardwalk Empire
Biggest Snub: The Good Wife (I’m still mad about this one.)

Life Achievement Award
Debbie Reynolds


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