Guild awards scorecard: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘The Martian’ lead

Prior to Oscar nominations being announced on Thursday (Jan. 14), we’ve heard from 11 of the guilds as to their picks for the best of the year; the Motion Picture Sound Editors don’t chime in till Jan. 29.

No film has reaped bids across the board or even with ten of these precursor prizes.  “Mad Max: Fury Road” contends with nine, missing out on acting and writing nominations. “The Revenant” is cited by eight guilds while “Bridge of Spies” and “The Martian” are in the running with seven and “The Big Short,” “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are contenders at six. Our current frontrunner for Best Picture, “Spotlight,” is nominated by four guilds. 

Compare these tallies to last year when two films — “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”  — were recognized by 10 of the 11 guilds; “Birdman” was not eligible with the writers while “Grand Budapest” did not register with the sound mixers. “The Imitation Game” had scored with all but the makeup/hairstylists and sound mixers, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Gone Girl” had made the cut with seven and “American Sniper,” “Boyhood” and “Nightcrawler” all nabbed nods with six each.

Below, a breakdown by picture of guild nominations to date. 

PGA = Producers Guild of America (report)
DGA = Directors Guild of America (report)
SAG = Screen Actors Guild (report)
WGA = Writers Guild of America (report)
ACE = American Cinema Editors (report)
ADG = Art Directors Guild (report)
ASC = American Society of Cinematographers (report)
CAS = Cinema Audio Society (report)
CDG = Costume Designers Guild (report)
MHG = Makeup & Hairstyling Guild (report
VES = Visual Effects Society (report)

Nine Guilds

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
PGA – Best Picture 
DGA – Director (George Miller)
ACE – Drama (Margaret Sixel)
ADG – Fantasy Film (Colin Gibson)
ASC – John Seale
CAS – Sound Mixing
CDG – Fantasy Film (Jenny Beavan)
MHG – Special Make-Up Effects, Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling
VES – Visual Effects

Eight Guilds

“The Revenant”
PGA – Best Picture 
DGA – Director (Alejandro G. Inarritu)
SAG – Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
ACE – Drama (Stephen Mirrione)
ADG – Period Film (Jack Fish)
ASC – Emmanuel Lubezki
CAS – Sound Mixing
VES – Supporting Visual Effects

Seven Guilds

Bridge of Spies
PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen)
ADG – Period Film (Adam Stockhausen)
ASC – Janusz Kaminski
CAS – Sound Mixing
VES – Supporting Visual Effects

The Martian
PGA – Best Picture 
DGA – Director (Ridley Scott)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Drew Goddard)
ACE – Drama (Pietro Scalia)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Arthur Max)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Janty Yates)
VES – Visual Effects

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Six Guilds

“The Big Short”
PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Director (Adam McKay)
SAG – Ensemble, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Charles Randolph and Adam McKay)
ACE – Comedy (Hank Corwin)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup

PGA – Best Picture
WGA – Original (Taylor Sheridan)
ACE – Drama (Joe Walker)
ADG – Contemporary Film (Patrice Vermette)
ASC – Roger Deakins
MHG – Contemporary Makeup

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
ACE – Drama (Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey)
ADG – Fantasy Film (Rick Carter, Darren Gilford)
CAS – Sound Mixing
CDG – Fantasy Film (Michael Kaplan)
MHG – Special Make-Up Effects
VES – Visual Effects

Five Guilds

SAG – Actress (Cate Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Phyllis Nagy)
ASC – 
Ed Lachman
CDG – Period Film (Sandy Powell)
MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling

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Four Guilds

SAG – Ensemble, Actor (Bryan Cranston), Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (John McNamara)
ADG – Period Film (Mark Ricker)
CDG – Period Film (Daniel Orlandi)

“Brooklyn” (not WGA eligible)
PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Actress (Saoirse Ronan)
CDG – Period Film (Odile Dicks-Mireaux)
​MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling

“The Danish Girl” (not WGA eligible)
SAG – Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander)
ADG – Period Film (Eve Stewart)
CDG – Period Film (Paco Delgado)
​MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling

“Ex Machina”
PGA – Best Picture
ADG – Contemporary Film (Mark Digby) 
CDG – Fantasy Film (Sammy Sheldon Differ)
MHG – Special Make-Up Effects, Contemporary Hairstyling

PGA – Best Picture
DGA – Director (Tom McCarthy)
SAG – Ensemble, Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams)
WGA – Original Screenplay (Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy)

Three Guilds


ADG – Fantasy Film (Dante Ferretti)
CDG – Fantasy Film (Sandy Powell)
​MHG – Period/Character Makeup, Hairstyling

ADG – Contemporary Film (Judy Becker)
ACE – Comedy (
Jay Cassidy, Alan Baumgarten, Christopher Tellefsen & Tom Cross)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Michael Wilkinson)

“Straight Outta Compton”
PGA – Best Picture
SAG – Ensemble
WGA – Original (Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff)

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Two Guilds

“Beasts of No Nation”
SAG – Ensemble, Supporting Actor (Idris Elba)
CDG – Contemporary Film (Jenny Eagan)

“Black Mass”

SAG – Actor (Johnny Depp)
MHG – Special Make-Up Effects

“Crimson Peak” 
ADG – Period Film (Thomas E. Sanders)
CDG – Period Film (Kate Hawley)

ADG – Contemporary Film (Dennis Gassner)
MHG – Contemporary Hairstyling

“Steve Jobs”
SAG – Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)
WGA – Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)

WGA – Original Screenplay (Amy Schumer)
ACE – Comedy (William Kerr & Paul Zucker)

CDG – Contemporary Film (Carlo Poggioli)
MHG – Contemporary Makeup

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One Guild 

ACE – Comedy (Dan Lebental & Colby Parker, Jr.)

VES – Supporting Visual Effects

“The Hateful Eight”
CAS – Sound Mixing

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” 
CDG – Fantasy Film (Kurt and Bart)
MHG – Special Make-Up Effects

“I Smile Back”
SAG – Actress (Sarah Silverman)

“In the Heart of the Sea”
VES – Supporting Visual Effects

Jurassic World
ADG – Fantasy Film (Edward Verreaux)

“Kingsman: The Secret Service”
CDG – Contemporary Film (Arianne Phillips)

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
ACE – Comedy (David Trachtenberg)

“99 Homes”
SAG – Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon)

“Room” (not WGA eligible)
SAG – Actress (Brie Larson), Supporting Actor (Jacob Tremblay)

ADG – Fantasy Film (Scott Chambliss)

“The Walk”
VES – Supporting Visual Effects

“Woman in Gold”
SAG – Actress (Helen Mirren)

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