Award Season Exclusive – SAG Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 20th Annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards were officially announced this morning.

Two panels of 2,100 members from across the country select the nominees and from there, all of the SAG-AFTRA members are given voting information to select the winner. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, 2014. 

SAG Awards

Here is a complete list of nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards:

Feature Films:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench, Philomena

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruel, Rush
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, 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

Primetime Television:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Peter Dinkledge, Game of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

SAG Honors for Ensembles:
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
All Is Lost
Fast & Furious 6
Lone Survivor
Rush
The Wolverine

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
The Walking Dead

What do you think of the nominations? Are you surprised by any of these nominations? Do you have specific actors, films, or television shows that you are rooting for? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Source: The Wrap

Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”

Fans of director Woody Allen will be looking forward to watching the trailer for his next film, Blue Jasmine. Of course, as most of Allen’s films, Blue Jasmine has a stellar ensemble cast behind it.

The cast includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. Unfortunately, details of the storyline have been kept relatively quiet. Rolling Stone, however, has called it “a risky, resonant update on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’” Watch the exclusive first trailer here.

Blue Jasmine will hit select theaters on July 26! Be sure to check back in for more details on the storyline and information on the film! Would you be interested in seeing this film? Are you a fan of Woody Allen’s work as a director? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? Do you think Blue Jasmine could be a potential award contender this year?

Blue Jasmine - poster

Source: The Wrap and YouTube

Cannes 2013 – Red Carpet Photos from “Blood Ties” Premiere and Photocall Events

The Guillaume Canet-directed film Blood Ties premiered at the 66th Annual Cannes film festival yesterday along with James Franco’s As I Lay DyingCanet also wrote the screenplay for this film and adapted it from the novel by Bruno and Michel Papet. Set in the 1970s, this film follows two brothers who face off over organized crime in Brooklyn. 

Blood Ties stars actors Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Lili Taylor, and James Caan. Most of these cast members were present for a photocall and big premiere event at Cannes. If you have not seen it yet, watch an exclusive trailer for Blood Ties here.

Do you think Blood Ties sounds like an interesting film? What do you think of the casting choices made by the production? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Clive Owen, James Caan, Guillaume Canet, Billy Crudup, and Alain Attal
Clive Owen, James Caan, Guillaume Canet, Billy Crudup, and Alain Attal

Sources: IMDbPro and YouTube

Trailer MegaPost – “Rise of the Guardians,” “Premium Rush,” “Hope Springs,” and “This Time”

It has been a while since I have done a Trailer MegaPost because I have been waiting for some awesome trailers to share with you guys.  This week we will look at the trailers for Rise of the Guardians, Premium Rush, Hope Springs, and This Time. 

1.  Rise of the Guardians – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/riseoftheguardians/

This Dreamworks animated feature has a great cast behind it that includes Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law. Rise of the Guardians is an epic, magical adventure that tells the story of the legendary characters Santa Claus (Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Fisher), the Sandman, and Jack Frost (Pine). When an evil spirit known as Pitch (Law) lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere. This exciting adventure is set to hit theaters November 21. 2012.

2. Premium Rush – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/premiumrush/

The Daivd Koepp-directed action film Premium Rush includes actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung in the cast. This film follows New York bike messengers who are used to dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians. The best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. Wilee (Gordon-Levitt), is used to putting his life on the line, but things are about to get even more complicated when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him. This high-stakes thriller is set to ride into theaters August 24, 2012.

3. Hope Springs – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/hopesprings/

Hope Springs is a comedy that follows Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to reconnect with her husband. She hears of a renowned couple’s specialist, Dr. Feld (Steve Carell), in the small town of Great Hope Springs and she attempts to persuade Arnold to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing him to go on the retreat is hard enough–the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try reconnect and find the spark that made them to fall in love to begin with. Look for this movie in theaters August 10, 2012.

4. This Time – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thistime/

This Time is a documentary that follows the painstaking efforts to turn up the volume on the careers of musical legends and inspired has-beens and never-beens as they navigate the treacherous stages and recording studios of a music industry far removed from the overnight sensations of “American Idol.” An unflinching and entertaining portrait of faith, talent and gut-wrenching determination wrapped in a soaring soundtrack. This Time comes from Grammy nominated director Victor Mignatti and features The Sweet Inspirations, Peitor Angell, Bobby Belfry, Pat Hodges, and Cissy Houston. This documentary is also in theaters August 10, 2012.

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/