2014 SAG Award Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' '30 Rock,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Modern Family' Lead TV
2014 SAG Award Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' '30 Rock,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Modern Family' Lead TV
Esther Gim
Esther Gim
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The end of the year in the entertainment industry means one thing: Awards season is just around the corner.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is for the actors by the actors. It's unique in that it's the actors themselves who vote for their peers, offering a look into what they think are the best performances of the year.

The 20th annual SAG Awards will air January 8, 2014. Here are the nominees for the major acting categories for film and movies:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Michael Douglas as Liberace, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV, The Hollow Crown (WNET/Thirteen)
Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy, Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
Al Pacino as Phil Spector, Phil Spector (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King, Betty & Coretta (Lifetime)
Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Holly Hunter as G.J., Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)
Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney Baden, Phil Spector (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin, Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Arrested Development (Netflix)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family (ABC)
Don Cheadle as Martin "Marty" Kaan, House of Lies (HBO)
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory (NBC)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family (ABC)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, VEEP (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom (HBO)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland (Showtime)
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC)
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)
Arrested Development (Netflix)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
VEEP (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks as Capt. Richard Phillips, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker as Cecil Ganes, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock as Ryan Stone, Gravity
Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, Philomena
Meryl Streep as Violet Weston, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, Saving Mr. Banks

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi as Muse, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, Rush
Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini as Albert, Enough Said
Jared Leto as Rayon, Dallas Buyers Club

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston, August: Osage County
June Squibb as Kate Grant, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels' The Butler

(Image courtesy of AMC) 


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