Sarah Silverman Snags Actress Nomination And Other Surprises From This Year SAG Nominees

The 22nd annual SAG Awards unveiled nominations this morning for both film and television. In a bit of a surprise, Bleecker Street’s Trumbo led the film category with three nominations including Bryan Cranston for lead actor, Helen Mirren, and best ensemble (in this case “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture”), which is the Screen Actors Guild equivalent to the Oscars’ Best Picture category.

The biggest surprise may be Sarah Silverman being nominated for lead actress for the Broad Green Pictures release I Smile Back. Silverman, who has mostly done bit parts or supporting characters since the late 1990s with roles in Overnight Delivery, There’s Something About Mary and Bulworth, got praised for her turn in 2011’s Take This Waltz, where she co-starred with Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams.

Other interesting choices for nominations include Helen Mirren’s lead performance in Woman in Gold, young actor Jacob Tremblay for Room and Rachel McAdams for Spotlight (while her co-stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo received no nominations). In terms of surprises was no Matt Damon for his performance in The Martian or an ensemble nod for Ridley Scott’s film. Also missing was ensemble recognition for David O. Russell’s Joy, headlined by Jennifer Lawrence, and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

On the small screen, basic and premium cable dominate as do streaming outlets Netflix and Amazon, picking up nominations for programs like House of Cards, Transparent, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange is the New Black

ABC and CBS got some attention for programs How to Get Away with Murder (Viola Davis), Modern Family (Ty Burrell), The Good Wife (Julianna Margulies) and The Big Bang Theory (Jim Parsons), while Spike TV picked up its first nomination for its mini-series Tut, as Ben Kingsley was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

Winners will be revealed at the ceremony which airs Saturday, January 30 live on TNT and TBS.

Full list of nominees below.

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON – “TRUMBO”
JOHNNY DEPP – “BLACK MASS”
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO – “THE REVENANT”
MICHAEL FASSBENDER – “STEVE JOBS”
EDDIE REDMAYNE – “THE DANISH GIRL”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT – “CAROL”
BRIE LARSON – “ROOM”
HELEN MIRREN – “WOMAN IN GOLD”
SAOIRSE RONAN – “BROOKLYN”
SARAH SILVERMAN – “I SMILE BACK”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE – “THE BIG SHORT”
IDRIS ELBA – “BEASTS OF NO NATION”
MARK RYLANCE – “BRIDGE OF SPIES”
MICHAEL SHANNON – “99 HOMES”
JACOB TREMBLAY – “ROOM”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA – “CAROL”
RACHEL McADAMS – “SPOTLIGHT”
HELEN MIRREN – “TRUMBO”
ALICIA VIKANDER – “THE DANISH GIRL”
KATE WINSLET – “STEVE JOBS”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA – “LUTHER”
BEN KINGSLEY – “TUT”
RAY LIOTTA – “TEXAS RISING”
BILL MURRAY – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS”
MARK RYLANCE – “WOLF HALL”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN – “GRACE OF MONACO”
QUEEN LATIFAH – “BESSIE”
CHRISTINA RICCI – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES”
SUSAN SARANDON – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE”
KRISTEN WIIG – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE – “GAME OF THRONES”
JON HAMM – “MAD MEN”
RAMI MALEK – “MR. ROBOT”
BOB ODENKIRK – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
KEVIN SPACEY – “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES – “HOMELAND”
VIOLA DAVIS – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”
JULIANNA MARGULIES – “THE GOOD WIFE”
MAGGIE SMITH – “DOWNTON ABBEY”
ROBIN WRIGHT– “HOUSE OF CARDS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL – “MODERN FAMILY”
LOUIS C.K. – “LOUIE”
WILLIAM H. MACY – “SHAMELESS”
JIM PARSONS – “THE BIG BANG THEORY”
JEFFREY TAMBOR – “TRANSPARENT”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”
EDIE FALCO – “NURSE JACKIE”
ELLIE KEMPER – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT”
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – “VEEP”
AMY POEHLER – “PARKS AND RECREATION”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
TRANSPARENT (Amazon)
VEEP (HBO)

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
“FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
“JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures)
“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC)
“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“HOMELAND” (Showtime)
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
CAROL BURNETT

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