SAG Awards: 'Trumbo,' 'House of Cards' Top Nominees

8:16 AM 12/9/2015

by THR Staff

The 22nd annual SAG Awards are set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 30.

'Trumbo'
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle

The nominations for the 2016 SAG Awards were announced on Wednesday. Jay Roach's Trumbo, about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, scored a leading three nominations in the film categories. The movie's cast is up for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, the SAG Awards' version of best picture.

In that top category, Trumbo's cast will face off against the casts of Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton. Trumbo star Bryan Cranston is also up for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his role as the titular scribe. His co-star Helen Mirren is up for best supporting actress for her role as Hedda Hopper. Mirren was also nominated in the lead actress category for her role in Woman in Gold.

Several films scored two nominations: Beasts, Big Short, Carol, The Danish Girl, Room, Spotlight and Steve Jobs.

In the best actor category, Cranston will face off against Steve Jobs' Michael Fassbender, Danish Girl's Eddie Redmayne, The Revenant's Leonardo DiCaprio and Black Mass' Johnny Depp.

In the best actress category, Mirren and Carol's Cate Blanchett are nominated alongside Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back).

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On the TV side, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards each scored a leading three nominations, but Thrones and Homeland each received a stunt ensemble mention. Several TV shows scored two nominations: The Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Transparent and Veep.

Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards will all face off in the best drama ensemble category, competing against Downton Abbey and Mad Men.

In the comedy ensemble category, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, OITNB, Transparent and Veep will go up against Comedy Central's Key & Peele.

Joining Key & Peele and Mad Men as now-finished TV series up for SAG awards is Parks and Recreation, whose star Amy Poehler will vie for best actress in a comedy series honors against against OITNB's Uzo Abuba, Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco, Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper.

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Netflix's Kimmy Schmidt, USA's Mr. Robot and AMC's Better Call Saul each scored one SAG award mention for their debut seasons, with Mr. Robot's Rami Malek and Saul's Bob Odenkirk up for best actor in a drama series, facing off against Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Mad Men's Jon Hamm and House of Cards' Kevin Spacey.

Emmy winner Viola Davis scored How to Get Away With Murder's lone SAG nomination, up for best drama actress for her starring role on the ABC series. Other nominees in the category include Homeland's Claire Danes, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith and House of Cards' Robin Wright.

The 22nd annual SAG Awards will be handed out on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a ceremony that will be simulcast on TNT and TBS starting at 8 p.m. ET. Carol Burnett will receive the life achievement award. The full list of nominees follows.

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  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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    Spotlight (WINNER)

    Beasts of No Nation

    The Big Short

    Straight Outta Compton

    Trumbo

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner

    Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant (WINNER)

    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

    Johnny Depp, Black Mass

    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner

    Brie Larson, Room (WINNER)

    Cate Blanchett, Carol

    Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold

    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

    Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

     

    See Brie Larson’s One-on-One with The Hollywood Reporter

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner

    Downton Abbey (WINNER)

    Game of Thrones

    Homeland

    House of Cards

    Mad Men

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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    Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (WINNER)

    Claire Danes, Homeland

    Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

    Robin Wright, House of Cards

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with Viola Davis

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

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    Kevin SpaceyHouse of Cards (WINNER)

    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

    Jon Hamm, Mad Men

    Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

    Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

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    Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (WINNER)

    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

    Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

    Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

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    Jeffrey TamborTransparent (WINNER)

    Ty Burrell, Modern Family

    Louis C.K., Louie

    William H. Macy, Shameless

    Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

     

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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    Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation (WINNER)

    Christian Bale, The Big Short

    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

    Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

    Jacob Tremblay, Room

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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    Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl (WINNER)

    Rooney Mara, Carol

    Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

    Helen Mirren, Trumbo

    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

     

    See Alicia Vikander’s One-on-One with The Hollywood Reporter

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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    Queen LatifahBessie (WINNER)

    Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco

    Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

    Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    Kristen WiigThe Spoils Before Dying

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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    Idris Elba, Luther (WINNER)

    Ben Kingsley, Tut

    Ray Liotta, Texas Rising

    Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas

    Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

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