“Trumbo” a biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara, led with three nominations.
The film, about a black-listed Hollywood writer, stars Bryan Cranston, who was nominated for best actor. Co-star Helen Mirren was tapped for best supporting actress. The film itself was nominated for best ensemble cast, which is equivalent to best picture.
Johnny Depp in “Black Mass,” Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant,” Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs” and Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl” all received best actor nods.
Mirren not only scored a nomination for “Trumbo,” but also a best actress nomination for her role in “Woman in Gold.” She’s joined in that category by Cate Blanchett for “Carol,” Brie Larson for “Room,” Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn” and Sarah Silverman in “I Smile Back.”
Probably the biggest snub goes to Lawrence and “Joy,” despite a powerful performance and a strong cast that includes Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. The film was shut out.
In another surprise snub, neither Hanks nor his film “Bridge of Spies,” received any nominations, save for Mark Rylance’s nomination for a supporting role. He plays a Russian spy in the movie.
Kristen Stewart was also left out for her role in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” a dramatic film about the intersecting lives of a younger and older woman. She won a French Cesar Award, the equivalent of an Oscar, for best supporting actress.
“The Martian,” starring Matt Damon, was critically acclaimed, but science fiction rarely does well at awards shows. The film and Damon were snubbed.
Sarah Silverman was the biggest surprise, among individual nominees She wonfor best female actor for “I Smile Back.” The comedian turns serious for her role as a drug addicted woman trying to find her way back.
“Beasts of No Nation,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Spotlight” and “The Big Short” were all surprise nominees in the motion picture category.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards honor the best film and television performances of the year. They are often considered a harbinger of Oscar picks, since most of the Guild’s 110,000 members also vote for Academy Awards.
Carol Burnett will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award.
The show will be broadcast live TNT and TBS from Los Angeles on Jan 30.
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|Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees 2015|
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
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abby”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series