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.

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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