2015 Screen Actors Guild Award nominees announced

By Sarah Kelsey

If ever there was a sure sign that awards season is right around the corner, it would be the 2015 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards announcement on Wednesday morning (Dec. 10). The nominations were delivered by The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort and actress Eva Longoria.

On the movie side, Michael Keaton's latest film, Birdman, led the pack with four nominations, followed by Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

Modern Family nabbed the most nods in the TV category, including Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy, while dramas Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones were a close second and third.

Two of this year’s nominees were big winners last year, including Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith. Other A-listers who took home a statue in the 2014 film categories include leads Matthew McConaughey for hisOscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club and Cate Blanchett's performance in Blue Jasmine, plus supporting stars Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. Veepstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad were big winners on the TV side.

Below, we’ve rounded up a full list of who’s up for a statue on Jan. 25, 2015. The ceremony will be broadcast on TNT/TBS. Who do you think should win? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell, Foxcacther
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louis
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Female Actress in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Clarie Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Space, House of Cards

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