SAG Awards film nominations: ’12 Years a Slave’ leads with four

The SAG Awards nominations for film work went mostly as expected, with “12 Years a Slave” leading the way with four bids, including Best Ensemble. “The Butler,” “August: Osage County,” and “Dallas Buyers Club” followed with three apiece.

The nominations for “12 Years” weren’t a surprise. We had expected the film to pick up four nominations.

The real story is “Dallas Buyers Club,” which was predicted as a major threat for Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto), but it wasn’t even among our top 10 contenders for a nominations for Best Ensemble. To pick up that nomination it had to get past the formidable ensembles of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and “Nebraska,” among others. Does this mean the film will have more support than we expect in the Oscar race for Best Picture?

August: Osage County” and “The Butler” also did slightly better than expected. In addition to “August’s” anticipated nominations for Best Ensemble and Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Julia Roberts was recognized with a Supporting Actress nomination, while “Butler’s” Forest Whitaker bumped Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street“) and Robert Redford (“All is Lost“) in the race for Best Actor; it picked up additional bids for Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey) and Ensemble.

American Hustle” didn’t do quite as well as we predicted. It earned two bids: Ensemble and Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). Bradley Cooper was left out of the Best Supporting Actor race, while Amy Adams was absent from the Best Actress lineup.

Studio with the most bids: Weinstein Co. (seven), followed by Fox Searchlight (five) and Columbia/Sony (four).

See the complete list of film nominees below. And to review some ot his year’s shocking snubs, click here.

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
“August: Osage County”
“The Butler”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTOR
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Forest Whitaker, “The Butler”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Oprah Winfrey, “The Butler”

BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE
All is Lost
“Fast & Furious 6”
“Lone Survivor”
“Rush”
“The Wolverine”

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