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Jake Gyllenhaal & Jennifer Aniston Win Surprise SAG Nominations As ‘Selma’ Is Snubbed

Jake Gyllenhaal & Jennifer Aniston Win Surprise SAG Nominations As 'Selma' Is Snubbed

Awards season goes into full force in the next few days; we’ve had plenty of critics’ groups picks and top-ten lists already, but tomorrow is the Golden Globe announcements, and today sees the first of the major guilds — usually the best reflection of how the Academy will end up going — announcing their nominations. The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nods are being revealed by Eva Longoria and “Men Women & Children” actor Ansel Elgort (the only time the words ‘awards ‘and ‘Men Women & Children’ will be seen in close proximity).

Last year saw SAG match up relatively closely with the Academy’s nominations, but with some major differences including ensemble, Actor, and Supporting Actress nods for the un-nominated “The Butler,” and nods for Tom Hanks, Emma Thompston, Daniel Bruhl and James Gandolfini that didn’t come to pass.

So how did the SAG gang go this year? Questionably, we’d say. The most notable loser of the day is “Selma,” which went without a single nomination from the guild, despite an expansive cast. Could Paramount not show the film to enough voters in time (as was the case with “The Wolf Of Wall Street” for the studio last year?). Or did they just not take to it? There were also some happy surprises — Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Oscar prospects take a big boost with a nod for “Nightcrawler,” and it’s good to see Mark Ruffalo nominated for “Foxcatcher.” But also some baffling ones, with Jennifer Aniston making the cut for “Cake,” and most strangely, Naomi Watts‘ performance in “St. Vincent,” maybe the worst the actress has ever given, making the Supporting Actress list.

Also more surprising was “Boyhood” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” making the ensemble list over “Selma” and “Into The Woods,” while “The imitation Game” and “The Theory Of Everything” had good days, as did “Birdman.” Still, there’s plenty of time to go, and twists and turns to come, before the Oscar nods, so don’t expect these nominations to match up exactly at all. Take a look at the full list, including the rather dull TV nominations, below.

Best Actor In A Motion Picture
Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton – “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory Of Everything”

Best Actress In A Motion Picture
Jennifer Aniston – “Cake”
Felicity Jones – “The Theory Of Everything”
Julianne Moore – “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon – “Wild”

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Robert Duvall – “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke – “Boyhood”
Edward Norton – “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo – “Foxcatcher” 
JK Simmons – “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette – “Boyhood”
Keira Knightley – “The Imitation Game”
Meryl Streep – “Into The Woods”
Emma Stone – “Birdman”
Naomi Watts – “St. Vincent”

Best Cast In A Motion Picture
“Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory Of Everything”

Stunt Ensemble: Motion Picture
“Get On Up”
“The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies”
“X-Men: Days Of Future Past”


Best Actor In A Drama
Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
Peter Dinklage – “Game Of Thrones”
Woody Harrelson – “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey – “House Of Cards”

Best Actress In A Drama
Claire Danes – “Homeland”
Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
Julianna Marguiles – “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black”
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey”
Robin Wright – “House Of Cards”

Best Ensemble In A Drama
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game Of Thrones”
“House Of Cards”

Best Actor In A Comedy
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Louis C.K. – “Louie”
William H. Macy – “Shameless”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

Best Actress In A Comedy
Uzo Aduba – “Orange Is The New Black”
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Amy Poehler – “Parks & Recreation”

Best Comedy Ensemble
“Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Modern Family”
“Orange Is The New Black”

Best Actor In A TV Movie/Miniseries
Adrien Brody – “Houdini”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Richard Jenkins – “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Ruffalo – “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”

Best Actress In A TV Movie/Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn – “Flowers In The Attic”
Maggie Gyllenhaal – “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand – “Olive Kitteridge”
Julia Roberts – “The Normal Heart”
Cicely Tyson – “The Trip To Bountiful”

Stunt Ensemble: Comedy & Drama Series
“24: LIve Another Day”
‘Boardwalk Empire”
“game Of Thrones”
“Sons Of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”

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