SAG Film Awards: Meryl Streep breaks own record for career nominations

Just as with the Oscars, Meryl Streep continues to break her own record for most film nominations at the Screen Actors Guild awards. For the upcoming 20th annual edition of these kudos, she earned two more — Best Film Actress and Best Film Ensemble for “August: Osage County” — to bring her career total for film bids to 14 (she has one for her TV work as well.) She has only won once on the film front — for her leading performance in “Doubt” (2008). 

Two of her competitors for Best Film Actress are nipping at her heels: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“) now has 13 bids in all while Judi Dench (“Philomena“) now has an even dozen (plus one for TV). 

Among the other interesting facts and figures: 

Seven of this year’s 20 acting nominees are first-timers at SAG: Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips“), Bruce Dern and June Squibb (“Nebraska“), Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club“), Lupita Nyongo (“12 Years a Slave“), and Oprah Winfrey (“The Butler“).

Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”) returns as a nominee for the first time since 2000 (“Cast Away”). He was the first winner of Best Film Actor back in 1994 for “Forrest Gump.”

Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks“) is the only Film Actress nominee yet to win over SAG voters. 

The only previous SAG champ among the Film Supporting Actor nominees is the late James Gandolfini (“Enough Said“); he won all five of his trophies for his work on TV’s “The Sopranos.”

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Performers with film and televison ensemble nominations this year are: Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire,” “American Hustle”); James Marsden (“30 Rock,” “The Butler”), Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire,” “American Hustle”), and Michael Kenneth Williams (“Boardwalk Empire,” “12 Years a Slave”).

The studio leader among 2013 nominations is The Weinstein Company (7), followed by Fox Searchlight (5), Columbia (4), Universal (4), Focus Features (3), and Paramount (2).

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