Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 SAG Nominations

Just like yesterday's Critics' Choice Award Nominations, today's Screen Actors Guild Nominees tipped in favor of three Oscar frontrunners. Once again, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables and David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook walked away with the 4 nominations apiece. Set to air on Sunday January 27th, the 2013 SAG nominations offered a few startling twists with their announcements.

(above: Maggie Smith and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel recognized by SAG)

The most shocking surprises were nominations for Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy) and Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) in the Best Supporting Actress category and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) who finds himself in the middle of the Best Supporting Actor race. The most notable snubs from the SAG appear to be believed Oscar contenders such as The Master's own Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams who were widely speculated as "shoe-ins" for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories. In another surprising revelation, there were zero nominations for dark horse contenders from the lesser known films Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as the more popular Django Unchained. Unlike other precursor awards, SAG sees a larger overlap in its membership with the Academy and, more often than not, becomes the strongest indicator of Oscar Nominees (i.e. 2012's surprising Best Actor Nominee Demian Bichir). Here's a full list of SAG's film nominations:

Best Acting Ensemble

Argo, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook, Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln, John Hawkes - The Sessions, Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables and Denzel Washington - Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone, Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook, Helen Mirren - Hitchcock and Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin - Argo, Javier Bardem - Skyfall, Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook, Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master and Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field - Lincoln, Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables, Helen Hunt - The Sessions, Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy and Maggie Smith - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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