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Screen Actors Guild Favors Small Arty Films for 2016 Nominees (Full List)

The SAG awards are voted on by members of the Screen Actors Guild. These statues will go out to actors.

The SAG awards are voted on by members of the Screen Actors Guild. These statues will go out to actors.

The Screen Actors Guild followed an unexpected arc this year. Many of its 2016 awards nominations went to small arty films like “Trumbo,” “Carol” and other off-beat pictures. Popular movies like “Creed,” “The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies” and Jennifer Lawrence’s uplifting “Joy” got short shrift.

“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.

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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.

Check out the full list of nominees below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Titter for the latest film and television news.


Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees 2015
MOVIES
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
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Treembley, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Everest
Fast 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Julianne Marguiles, “The Good Wife”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abby”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Downton Abby”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louis”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Key & Peele”
“Modern Family”
“Orange Is The New Black”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Ben Kingsley, “Tut”
Ray Liotta, “Texas Rising”
Bill Murray, “A Very Murray Christmas”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman, “Grace of Monaco”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Christina Ricci, “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”
Susan Sarandon, “The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils Before Dying”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“The Blacklist”
“Daredevil”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“The Walking Dead”

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