SAG Awards Nominations 2015 Announced & There Are Some Serious Snubs

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is starting to fall and the holiday spirit is starting to kick in, but mostly I'm talking about AWARDS SEASON! Yes, it's almost time for red carpet craziness and the barrage of movies you need to see before the statues are handed out. Things officially kicked off this morning when Eva Longoria and Ansel Elgort announced the nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards -- the first real indication of who we'll see on the award show circuit starting in January!


There are two things to note about the SAG awards. First, they honor both movies and TV. Second, more often than not, the SAG awards are a good predictor of who will be nominated for an Oscar too. So let's get into it and take a peek at all the nominees -- and talk about the snubs and surprises we noticed along the way too!


Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, Foxcacther

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything


Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Adrien Brody, Houdini

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries

Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic

Maggie Gyllenhall, The Honorable Woman

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Louis C.K., Louis

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Female Actress in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Clarie Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Ensemble in a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

So here's what I'm extremely excited about: Reese Witherspoon for Wild, Emma Stone for Birdman, and Jennifer Aniston for Cake. All three ladies are getting rave reviews for their roles, and I can't wait to see all of them light up the red carpets during awards season. And personally, I'd love for Jennifer to get a nom -- she's often an underrated actress and I'd love to see her get a boost!

I also am psyched to see Rosamund Pike nominated for Gone Girl, but where's Ben Affleck's nom? The two of them played off each other so well that I just don't think it's fair to honor one without the other.

I haven't seen Foxcatcher yet but have heard nothing but amazing things about the cast -- Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum. So where is poor Channing's nom?

Now, in the TV section, I have to admit I was very happy to see Viola Davis get a nom for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" for How to Get Away With Murder. She just owns every spine chilling scene she's in. But no Kerry Washington for Scandal? Is the "it" girl and "it" show starting to lose its luster?

And one final note -- I think Modern Family and Orange Is the New Black are amazing shows that deserve all their accolades. But I urge SAG and all the other awards shows to give The Mindy Project a second look. It really is one of the funniest and most underrated shows around ... better than the nominated Brooklyn Nine-Nine if I do say so myself!

So, what do you think of the SAG Award nominations? Are you psyched for awards season? The SAG Awards will air on TBS/TNT on January 25, 2015!

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