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

65th Annual Emmy Awards – Red Carpet Photos and Winners List

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles yesterday. Many of the stars, directors, and producers of the television shows, miniseries, and television movies nominated were in attendance to support their work.

Some media and entertainment experts had mixed feelings about the results and were quite surprised by some of the winners, Take a look at the winners list below and let us know what you think:

Outstanding Drama Series – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Comedy SeriesModern Family

Best Lead Actress in a Drama – Claire Danes for Homeland

Best Lead Actor in a Drama – Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy – Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Anna Gunn for Breaking Bad

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy – Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy – Tony Hale for Veep

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie – Laura Linney for The Big C: Hereafter

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie – Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra

Best Miniseries or TV Movie – Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad”

What do you think of these winners? Are you a fan of any of these shows or actors who won? Take a look at photos of the winners on the red carpet in the gallery below!

Source: IMDbPro and Entertainment Tonight

Television Exclusive – AMC Sets Premiere Date for Final Season of “Breaking Bad”

AMC has recently announced the premiere date for the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad. The first of the final eight episodes will premiere Sunday, August 11, 2013.  Fans may note this the premiere date has been changed from the original announcement made almost a year ago.

The premiere of Breaking Bad‘s final season will lead into the debut a new drama called Low Winter Sun, which stars actors Mark Strong and Lennie James as police detectives working in Detroit that are involved in the murder of a fellow cop. Watch an exclusive trailer for the show here.

Breaking Bad will also be getting a half-hour talk show called Talking Bad that recaps what happened in the night’s episode. There is a similar show on the air now called Talking Dead, which recaps the episodes of The Walking Dead.

Will you be watching the final episodes of Breaking Bad? Would you be interested in watching Low Winter Sun? Do you think there needs to be a talk show to recap the episodes of Breaking Bad? Why do you think AMC is cancelling such a successful show?

Poster of Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad.

Source: IMDb