Graham Fuller
Graham Fuller on film

Graham Fuller's The Cutting Room

SAG Nominations Take a Walk on the Safe Side

Pin It

“Lincoln,” “Les Misérables,” and “Silver Linings Playbook” were each nominated for four awards by the Screen Actors Guild in West Hollywood this morning.

All three received nods for their ensemble casts, as did “Argo” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” “Lincoln”’s Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones were nominated for male lead, supporting female, and supporting male respectively. “Les Mis”’s Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway were nominated for male lead and supporting female, while its stunt cast was also acknowledged. “Silver Linings Playbook”’s Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro were nominated for male lead, female lead, and supporting male.

Two actresses were nominated twice: Nicole Kidman for supporting female for what is indisputably a lead actress performance in “The Paperboy” and, in the actress in a television movie or miniseries category, for her performance in HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn.” Maggie Smith was nominated for her supporting performance in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and, in the actress in a television drama series, for her performance in “Downton Abbey”;  the latter’s Michelle Dockery is a fellow nominee.

SAG’s movie nominations have a distinctly conservative look — Kidman’s Death Row groupie in “The Paperboy” being the riskiest choice made by the Guild’s voters. Among the unsettling  performances that missed the cut are those by River Phoenix and Amy Adams in “The Master” (though Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated as a supporting actor); Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Django Unchained”; and Matthew McConaughey in “Killer Joe.” McConaughey might have also been chosen for his work in “Magic Mike” and “Bernie.”

Rachel Weisz, voted Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her portrayal of a suicidal adulteress in “The Deep Blue Sea,” was also unaccountably shut out. So were “Amour”’s Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva and “Compliance”’s Ann Dowd. The implication is that not enough SAG voters have seen those films.

The television nominations were predictably safe, but at least the great Charlotte Rampling — never a comforting “watch” — was nominated for her turn as a Russian woman turned British spy in the moody Sundance Channel miniseries “Restless.”

The SAG Awards will be presented on January 27.

FULL LIST OF SAG Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

BRADLEY COOPER / Pat – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN”

JOHN HAWKES / Mark – “THE SESSIONS”

HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean – “LES MISÉRABLES”

DENZEL WASHINGTON / Whip Whitaker – “FLIGHT”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

JESSICA CHASTAIN / Maya – “ZERO DARK THIRTY”

MARION COTILLARD / Stephanie – “RUST AND BONE”

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

HELEN MIRREN / Alma Reville – “HITCHCOCK”

NAOMI WATTS / Maria – “THE IMPOSSIBLE”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel – “ARGO”

JAVIER BARDEM / Silva – “SKYFALL”

ROBERT DE NIRO / Pat, Sr. – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN / Lancaster Dodd – “THE MASTER”

TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens – “LINCOLN”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln – “LINCOLN”

ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – “LES MISÉRABLES”

HELEN HUNT / Cheryl – “THE SESSIONS”

NICOLE KIDMAN / Charlotte Bless – “THE PAPERBOY”

(
MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly – “THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

ARGO

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

LES MISÉRABLES

LINCOLN

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Television

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

KEVIN COSTNER / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS”

WOODY HARRELSON / Steve Schmidt – “GAME CHANGE”

ED HARRIS / John McCain – “GAME CHANGE”

CLIVE OWEN / Ernest Hemingway – “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN“

BILL PAXTON / Randall McCoy – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS”

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

NICOLE KIDMAN / Martha Gellhorn – “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN”

JULIANNE MOORE / Sarah Palin – “GAME CHANGE”

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING / Eva Delectorskaya – “RESTLESS”

SIGOURNEY WEAVER / Elaine Barrish Hammond – “POLITICAL ANIMALS” 
ALFRE WOODARD / Ouiser – “STEEL MAGNOLIAS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” 
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD”

JEFF DANIELS / Will McAvoy – “THE NEWSROOM”

JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN”

DAMIAN LEWIS / Nicholas Brody – “HOMELAND”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND”

MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley – “DOWNTON ABBEY”

JESSICA LANGE / Sister Jude – “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM” JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE”

MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 ROCK”

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY”

LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE”

JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY”

ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker – “MODERN FAMILY”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE”

TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK”

AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION”

SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – “MODERN FAMILY”

BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky – “HOT IN CLEVELAND”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

BREAKING BAD

DOWNTON ABBEY

HOMELAND

MAD MEN

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 ROCK

THE BIG BANG THEORY

GLEE

MODERN FAMILY

NURSE JACKIE

THE OFFICE

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

THE BOURNE LEGACY

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

LES MISÉRABLES

SKYFALL

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

BREAKING BAD

GAME OF THRONES

SONS OF ANARCHY

THE WALKING DEAD

49TH ANNUAL LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DICK VAN DYKE

Images from top: Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”  © 2012 – Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved; Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook” © 2012 – The Weinstein Company

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Add a Comment