Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Nominations Feature Plenty of Snubs and Surprises

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Nominations Feature Plenty of Snubs and Surprises

Dec 12, 2012

 

 
Tis the season, and for the past few weeks we've been living in a flurry of awards nomination announcements. We just saw the release of the Critics' Choice nominees — including a surprise mention for Beasts of the Southern Wild and star Quvenzhané Wallis — and now we have the somewhat surprising nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG). These are a big deal, because they're a pretty good indicator of who the acting category leaders are for Academy Award nominations. They also cover dramatic and comedic TV performances and miniseries — so your favorites like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Downton Abby have all nabbed mentions for this year's SAG Awards.
 
No one should be surprised to see hot contenders like Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis for Lead Actor, Tommy Lee Jones for Supporting Actor, Sally Field for Supporting Actress, plus the film itself), Argo (Alan Arkin for Supporting Actor and for Best Ensemble), or Les Misérables (Hugh Jackman as Lead Actor, and Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress) populating the list. Django Unchained is empty-handed, and we expected to see more for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, which did earn an Outstanding Lead Actress nom for Jessica Chastain. Seeing Javier Bardem grab a Supporting Actor nomination as the flamboyant villain in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is a bit of a surprise.
 
The previous Daniel Craig-starring film, Quantum of Solace, picked up nominations and several wins across the Saturn Awards, BAFTAs, Critics Choice Awards and others, but they mainly focused on music, effects and the film itself, versus performance. In case you're thinking ahead: the last Oscar nomination for a James Bond movie was For Your Eyes Only (1981) in the Best Music, Original Song category. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Outstanding Cast, and Maggie Smith for Outstanding Supporting Actress) didn't do too shabby for a movie made on a $10 million budget, and Nicole Kidman's nod for her fairly outlandish performance in The Paperboy was definitely not expected.
 
Here is the full list of nominations:
 
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
 
Outstanding Lead Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
 
Outstanding Lead Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Denzel Washington, Flight
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
 
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
The Bourne Legacy
The Amazing Spider-Man
Les Miserables
 
Share your surprises or frustrations, below.
 

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