Who will Snag a SAG Award? The Countdown Begins

Presented by the actors union, SAG-AFTRA, the awards will be handed out Jan. 25

In a few days, the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will reveal the outstanding performances  of 2014. The only televised award show to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television.

This Year’s Motion Picture Nominees: “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Theory of Everything,” The Imitation Game” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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Nominated for lead performances (male):  Steve Carell, (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch, (The Imitation Game,) Jake Gyllenhaal, (Nightcrawler), Michael Keaton, (Birdman), Eddie Redmayne, (The Theory of Everything).

Steve Carell as John Du Pont

Nominated for lead performances (female):Jennifer Aniston, (Cake), Felicity Jones, (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore, (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike, (Gone Girl), Reese Witherspoon, (Wild).

Nominated for supporting performances (male): Robert Duvall, (The Judge), Ethan Hawke, (Boyhood), Edward Norton, (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo, (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons, (Whiplash).

Whiplash

Nominated for supporting performances (female): Patricia Arquette, (Boyhood), Keira Knightley, (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone, (Birdman), Meryl Streep, (Into the Woods), Naomi Watts, (Birdman).

For a complete list of nominees, click here.

Being Honored: The 51st SAG Life Achievement Award recipient is Debbie Reynolds who SAG-AFTRA is honoring for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of the Life Achievement Award include Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Taylor.Courtesy of Debbie Reynolds Studio

The Screen Actors Guild Awards made its debut in 1995 and has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The Actor® statuettes—which this year’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2014—have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, CA.

Presenters: Adrien Brody, Laverne Cox, Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons
When:
 Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT
TV: TNT and TBS
Where: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

Samantha Ofole-Prince is a journalist and movie critic who covers industry-specific news that includes television and film. She can be reached at samantha.ofole@caribpress.com

(Pictured: Steve Carell as John du Pont in ‘Foxcatcher,’ J.K. Simmons in ‘Whiplash,’ Debbie Reynolds  (courtesy of Debbie Reynolds Studio)

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