Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman are among the 22nd annual SAG Awards nominees

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees have been announced, honouring the best achievements in film and television performances for 2015. Can you believe 165,000 members of SAG-AFTRA voted? That’s a lot of TV watching and box ticking but hey, someone’s gotta do it so we can enjoy another star-studded red carpet affair.

Comedian Carol Burnett was already awarded the prestigious 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award on July 20, but it will be very interesting to see who takes out the most nods. Will Leonardo diCaprio win for his role in The Revenant? Or will this just be another nomination added to his credits list? We hope the former. He’s certainly the frontrunner at the moment and a win here should mean a Oscar win is finally in his sights. Last year, 17 of the 20 SAG nominees were up for Oscars as well – and all four winners were awarded both the SAG and the Oscar.

We also couldn’t be prouder that Aussies Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman are both up for awards; Blanchett for her role as Carol Aird in Carol and Kidman for her role as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco.

Helen Mirren and Idris Elba, meanwhile, top the individual nominations; both are up for three awards. Following closely behind, Bryan Cranston and Louis C.K. are up for two a piece.

The SAG Awards are happening at the Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016. Check out the full list of nominees and see if your favourite is up for nomination.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Johnny Depp – Black Mass as James “Whitey” Bulger
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
Helen Mirren – Woman in Gold as Maria Altmann
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Éilis Lacey
Sarah Silverman – I Smile Back as Laney Brooks

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation as The Commandant
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes as Rick Carver
Jacob Tremblay – Room as Jack Newsome

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer
Helen Mirren – Trumbo as Hedda Hopper
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation – Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan and Idris Elba
The Big Short – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei and Finn Wittrock
Spotlight – Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci
Straight Outta Compton – Neil Brown, Jr., Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell
Trumbo – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg and Alan Tudyk

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


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Idris Elba – Luther as DCI John Luther
Ben Kingsley – Tut as Ay
Ray Liotta – Texas Rising as Lorca/Tom Mitchell
Bill Murray – A Very Murray Christmas as himself
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco as Grace Kelly
Queen Latifah – Bessie as Bessie Smith
Christina Ricci – The Lizzie Borden Chronicles as Lizzie Borden
Susan Sarandon – The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe as Gladys Mortenson
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils Before Dying as Delores DeWinter

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister
Jon Hamm – Mad Men as Don Draper
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul as Jimmy McGill
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards as Francis Underwood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes – Homeland as Carrie Mathison
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder as Annalise Keating
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robin Wright – House of Cards as Claire Underwood

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell – Modern Family as Phil Dunphy
Louis C.K. – Louie as Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless as Frank Gallagher
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Sheldon Cooper
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Maura Pfefferman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie as Jackie Peyton
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep as Selina Meyer
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey – Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Lily James, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan,Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Julian Ovenden. Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton

Game of Thrones – Alfie Allen, Ian Beattie, John Bradley-West, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Michael Condron, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ben Crompton, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Peter Dinklage,Natalie Dormer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tara Fitzgerald, Jerome Flynn, Brian Fortune, Joel Fry, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Michiel Huisman, Hannah Murray, Brenock O’Connor, Daniel Portman, Iwan Rheon, Owen Teale, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams and Tom Wlaschiha

Homeland – F. Murray Abraham, Atheer Adel, Claire Danes, Alexander Fehling, Rupert Friend, Nina Hoss, René David Ifrah, Mark Ivanir, Sebastian Koch, Miranda Otto, Mandy Patinkin and Sarah Sokolovic

House of Cards – Mahershala Ali, Derek Cecil, Nathan Darrow, Michael Kelly, Elizabeth Marvel, Molly Parker, Jimmi Simpson, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright

Mad Men – Sola Bamis, Stephanie Drake, Jay R. Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Kevin Rahm, Kiernan Shipka, John Slattery, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton and Mason Vale Cotton

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory – Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons and Melissa Rauch

Key & Peele – Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

Modern Family – Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofía Vergara and Ariel Winter

Orange Is the New Black – Uzo Aduba, Mike Birbiglia, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Jackie Cruz, Catherine Curtin, Lea Delaria, Beth Fowler, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Diane Guerrero,Michael J. Harney, Vicky Jeudy, Lauren Lapkus, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Joel Marsh Garland, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, Matt Peters, Lori Petty, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco,Laura Prepon, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruby Rose, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone and Samira Wiley

Transparent – Alexandra Billings, Carrie Brownstein, Jay Duplass, Kathryn Hahn, Gaby Hoffmann, Cherry Jones, Amy Landecker, Judith Light, Hari Nef, Emily Robinson and Jeffrey Tambor

Veep – Diedrich Bader, Sufe Bradshaw, Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Tony Hale, Hugh Laurie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Phil Reeves, Sam Richardson, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sarah Sutherland and Matt Walsh

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead


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