Eddie Redmayne receives SAG nod

Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet are in the running for 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award.

Those in the running for the prestigious prizes are always hotly anticipated as the awards are generally seen as a precursor for the Oscars. Anthony Mackie and Anna Faris were on hand to confirm who is in with the chance of taking home a 2016 SAG Award, making the announcement at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The most anticipated is the best male category, with last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne again getting a nomination – this time thanks to The Danish Girl. He will be vying for the statue against Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Johnny Depp in Black Mass, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant and Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs.

The women’s version of the prize will either go to Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold, Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn or Sarah Silverman for I Smile Back – who got a whoop from the audience as her name was read. Cate’s Carol co-star Rooney Mara bagged a mention in the best supporting actress category. Rounding out that group are Rachel McAdams for Spotlight, Helen Mirren in Trumbo, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl and Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs.

Competing in the best supporting actor category are Christian Bale for The Big Short, Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation, Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies, Michael Shannon for 99 Homes and Jacob Tremblay in Room.

There was a surprise in the best cast in a motion picture category, where Straight Outta Compton received a nod. Joining it are Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Spotlight and Trumbo.

It was a good day for Idris Elba, who received another nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie category thanks to his role as a tough cop in drama TV Show Luther. He will be fighting against Ben Kingsley for Tut, Ray Liotta in Texas Rising, Bill Murray for A Very Murray Christmas and Mark Rylance in Wolf Hall.

The female version of the prize will go to either Nicole Kidman for Grace of Monaco, Queen Latifah in Bessie, Christina Ricci for The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Susan Sarandon in The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe or Kristen Wiig for The Spoils Before Dying.

Actors and actress who appear in comedy TV shows weren’t forgotten either. Competing to be named best comedy TV actor are Ty Burrell for Modern Family, Louis C.K. in Louis, William H. Macy for Shameless, Jim Parsons for Big Bang Theory and Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent.

Uzo Aduba for Orange Is The New Black, Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, Ellie Kemper for Unbreakable, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep or Amy Poehler for Parks & Recreation will take home the women’s prize.

Modern Family has once again been nominated in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, alongside The Big Bang Theory, Key & Peele, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black, Transparent and Veep.

The 2016 SAG Awards will be held on 30 January 2016.

2016 SAG Awards nominees:

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, Women 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 Tremblay, 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

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey

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, 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 and 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 Throne

Homeland

The Walking Dead

– Cover Media


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