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
Straight Outta Compton
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
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
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
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
Orange Is The New Black
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
Game of Throne
The Walking Dead
– Cover Media