The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘Birdman’, ‘Modern Family’ Land Most Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards: ‘Birdman’, ‘Modern Family’ Land Most Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]
Actress Jennifer Aniston at the London premiere of movie Horrible Bosses.

Awards season is approaching! "The Fault in Our Stars'" Ansel Elgort and "Desperate Housewives'" Eva Longoria announced the nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Dec. 10, 2014. "Modern Family" and "Birdman" have the most nominations. Jennifer Aniston earned a Best Actress nod for her role in “Cake.”  Read on to learn more about the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.

Aniston will be competing for the coveted award against Reese Witherspoon ("Wild"), Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl") and Julianne Moore ("Still Alice").  “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” earned nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, the organization’s equivalent of Best Picture. “Modern Family” will compete for Best Comedy Series, and Julie Bowen is up for Best Actress and Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet for Best Actor. “Birdman” picked up four nominations, including Best Motion Picture Cast, Best Leading Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Supporting Actor and Actress nods for Edward Norton and Emma Stone.

The SAG Awards is, to a certain extent, predictive for the Oscars.  In the Best Actor and Actress categories, in the past decade, there were four times that all four actors who won SAG Awards went on to win Oscars — in 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2014. And for four other years — 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013 — the SAG acting awards matched the Oscars in all categories. The 21st SAG Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2014. The SAG Awards airs live on TNT and TBS at 8:00 p.m.

See the complete list of nominees for the 21st SAG Awards here.

Best Cast
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Actor
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Naomi Watts, “St. Vincent”

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO
“Downton Abbey,” PBS
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Homeland,” Showtime
“House of Cards,” Netflix

Best 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

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Best Actress 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”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Best 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”

Best Actress 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”

Best Actor, Movie or Mini-series
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow ”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Best Actress, Movie or Mini-series
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”

And that’s it for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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