Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Breaking: Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced

This morning’s Screen Actor’s Guild nominations for Film (Telluride #40 films in Bold)

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi/Capt. Phillips
Daniel Bruhl/Rush
Michael Fassbender/12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini/Enough Said
Jared Leto/Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Lawrence/American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o/12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts/August: Osage County
June Squibb/Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey/The Butler

Best Actor:

Bruce Dern/Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor/12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks/Capt. Phillips
Matthew McConnaughey/Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker/The Butler

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett/Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock/Gravity
Judi Dench/Philomena
Meryl Streep/August: Osage County
Emma Thompson/Saving Mr. Banks

Best Ensemble:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
The Butler

Thoughts:  A lot of the pundits this morning are noting the absence of Robert Redford for Best Actor…and I agree that it seems like an amazing slight.  The general tenor of some of the other talk is about boosts to “12 Years” and “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Butler” which I also agree about.  I haven’t seen anyone mention the 3 nominations for “August: Osage”.  The ensemble nod, it seems to me, gives it a nudge for a Best Picture nomination, especially since it’s been, more or less, DOA in that conversation for a good long while.

Personally, I’m happy that Bruce Dern got a nod this morning.  Disappointed that there was no love for “Inside Llewyn Davis” and like everyone else this morning, a reminder that “The Wolf of Wall Street” hasn’t yet been seen by most people.


12 Years-4 nominations
Dallas Buyers Club, August: Osage County, Lee Daniel’s The Butler-3 nominations
Nebraska, American Hustle, Captain Phillips-2 nominations
Gravity, Philomena, Blue Jasmine, Saving Mr. Banks, Rush, Enough Said-1 nomination

TFF #40 has 7 of the nominated performances.

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