“Birdman” Leads SAG Nominations

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything."

HOLLYWOOD—Get ready, things are getting exciting! The biggest time of the year for cinema buffs have arrived.  The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild nominees were announced on Wednesday, December 10. Leading this year’s pack of nominees was the film “Birdman” with a total of five nominations including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

There were indeed some surprises from the SAG nominations that could be a precursor to what Oscar has planned next month. Jennifer Aniston is starting to emerge as a likely contender in the Lead Actress race for her work in the movie “Cake.”  Another surprise is the complete omission of nominations from the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, “Selma” that was virtually non-existent in the nominations.

The nominees were announced by “The Fault of our Stars” star Ansel Algort and Eva Longoria. The 21stAnnual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be televised live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. on TNT and TBS. A complete list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

STEVE CARELL “FOXCATCHER”

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH “THE IMITATION GAME”

JAKE GYLLENHAAL “NIGHTCRAWLER”

MICHAEL KEATON “BIRDMAN”

EDDIE REDMAYNE “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”

Outstanding Performance by a 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 Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

ROBERT DUVALL “THE JUDGE”

ETHAN HAWKE “BOYHOOD”

EDWARD NORTON “BIRDMAN”

MARK RUFFALO “FOXCATCHER”

J.K. SIMMONS “WHIPLASH”

Outstanding Performance by a 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 a Cast in a Motion Picture

BIRDMAN

BOYHOOD

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

THE IMITATION GAME

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

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

ADRIEN BRODY “HOUDINI”

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH “SHERLOCK: HIS LAST VOW”

RICHARD JENKINS “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

MARK RUFFALO “THE NORMAL HEART”

BILLY BOB THORNTON “FARGO”

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

ELLEN BURSTYN “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC”

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

FRANCES McDORMAND “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

JULIA ROBERTS “THE NORMAL HEART”

CICELY TYSON “THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

STEVE BUSCEMI “BOARDWALK EMPIRE”

PETER DINKLAGE “GAME OF THRONES”

WOODY HARRELSON “TRUE DETECTIVE”

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY “TRUE DETECTIVE”

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”

TATIANA MASLANY “ORPHAN BLACK”

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”

ERIC STONESTREET “MODERN FAMILY”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor 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

HOMELAND

HOUSE OF CARDS

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

MODERN FAMILY

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

VEEP

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“FURY”

“GET ON UP”

“THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES”

“UNBROKEN”

“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

“24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”

“BOARDWALK EMPIRE”

“GAME OF THRONES”

“HOMELAND”

“SONS OF ANARCHY”

“THE WALKING DEAD”

Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award

DEBBIE REYNOLDS