Netflix and Universal Pictures Dominate SAG Award Nominations

Netflix and Universal Pictures Dominate SAG Award Nominations

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Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie announced this year’s nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards yesterday in West Hollywood, CA via TNT, TBS, truTV, and online. The complete list of SAG award nominations are listed below.

Surprisingly, Netflix dominated the TV category with eight nominations spread between Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and A Very Murray Christmas. They also received two nominations in the film category for their first feature film, Beasts of No Nation.

Paid cable bigwigs, HBO and Showtime followed close behind Netflix with six and five nominations respectively. Clearly the fact there are so many streaming platforms and alternative networks has been reflected in the nominations this year. Network TV is no longer number one.

In the film category, Universal Pictures reigned supreme this year, overtaking both Focus Features and The Weinstein Company with six nominations. The majority of their nominations, however, came from the stunt category for Everest, Furious 7, and Jurassic World.

While not as highly regarded as the Emmys or the Oscars, the SAG Awards are technically more important than both.

Nominations are decided on by 2,200 randomly selected members of the Screen Actor’s Guild in both television and film. After the nominations are announced, all 100,000+ members in good standing, essentially the peers of all nominees, may then vote for the winners. That means Brad Pitt could vote for Leonard DiCaprio and yes, even Donald Trump himself could vote for Maggie Smith.

The SAG Awards air Saturday, January 30, 2016 on TNT and TBS at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST.

The Nominees Are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis CK., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Transparent
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kingsley, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Television:
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

Motion Picture:
Everest
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation