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SAG Awards: Snubs, surprises and nominee reactions

"Spotlight," "Beasts of No Nation," "The Big Short," "Trumbo" and "Straight Outta Compton" are the Screen Actors Guild Award nominees for cast in a motion picture. The 22nd SAG Awards will be presented on Jan. 30 on TBS and TNT.

Nominee reactions are filled with gratitude

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Nominations for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and actors and filmmakers expressed their gratitude -- and registered shock -- regarding their nominations. Check out what some of what the nominees are saying...

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Sarah Silverman shocked by nomination

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I’m just shocked and really tickled. I didn’t expect it all. I think the thing that is so exciting about it is that it’s SAG. To be nominated by my peers, by actors, that makes it all the more richer.
Sarah Silverman, "I Smile Back"

December movie releases get little SAG Awards love

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year in other ways, but movies opening on or around Christmas traditionally face a significant hurdle when it comes to landing SAG Awards nominations. Voting for this year's SAG Awards nominations closed Dec. 7, putting films opening later in December at a competitive disadvantage, and, as in years past, the nominations largely reflected that.

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Hollywood loves Hollywood

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Hollywood has always loved Hollywood during awards season.

This year is no exception with "Trumbo" earning three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations Wednesday morning: ensemble, lead male actor for Bryan Cranston as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and female supporting actor for Helen Mirren as his archenemy, the conservative and powerful gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

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Edie Falco injects a bit of gratitude for her 'Nurse Jackie' nom

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

There are so many exciting new actors working lately on groundbreaking new shows; it's thrilling to be included in the mix.
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

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Sarah Silverman balances joy with loss after SAG nomination

Sarah Silverman (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Sarah Silverman (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

I am honestly in shock and just tickled pink that this happened. My first thought was that I can't believe my mom isn't here to see this. I wish I believed she is somewhere seeing it. Maybe for today, I will.
Sarah Silverman, "I Smile Back"

F. Gary Gray on being true to yourself and 'Straight Outta Compton'

F. Gary Gray (Jaimie Trueblood / Universal Studios)

F. Gary Gray (Jaimie Trueblood / Universal Studios)

It’s American history, it’s hip-hop history, it’s American popular culture, it’s just an important story. Awards, with an R-rated film about guys from the neighborhood you don’t automatically say this is the thing that’s going to do it. I will say, when you’re staying true to the heart of the story and the heart of the intention of the group, N.W.A, to just be yourself, we adapted that into our approach to the movie, to just unapologetically be yourself and I think that’s part of the reason why the world responded. Now that we’re in the conversation we’re happy about it.
F. Gary Gray, director, "Straight Outta Compton"

Hugh Bonneville responds to SAG ensemble nomination on behalf of 'Downton Abbey' cast

Hugh Bonneville  (Matthew Lloyd / For The Times)

Hugh Bonneville (Matthew Lloyd / For The Times)

The cast of 'Downton Abbey' are thrilled to have received this nomination. The show is a true ensemble and for our team effort to have been recognised by our peers in the Screen Actors Guild makes it particularly special. We salute SAG, our fellow nominees and of course Dame Maggie for her richly deserved umpteenth individual nomination!
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"

For 'Mr. Robot's' Rami Malek, a SAG Award nomination calls up a 'Gilmore Girls' lesson

 (Sarah Shatz / TNS)

(Sarah Shatz / TNS)

Do we have “Gilmore Girls” to thank for Rami Malek’s performance as the enigmatic Elliot Alderson in the USA network hacking thriller “Mr. Robot”?

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Will a very Murray deadpan lead to a SAG Award?

... with Murray's plaintive deadpan and fine melancholy tenor, ['A Very Murray Christmas'] is prickly and sweet, familiar yet abruptly non sequitur and gently, surprisingly modern.
TV critic Mary McNamara

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Adam McKay on his 'murderer's row' ensemble in 'The Big Short'

 (Jaap Buitendijk / Paramount Pictures)

(Jaap Buitendijk / Paramount Pictures)

"The Big Short" director Adam McKay, on the movie's cast receiving a SAG Award nomination for performance in a motion picture:

"I think that’s actually the coolest. It’s a recognition that we had just a murderers' row of actors in this movie. So I love seeing that. And you know [Christian] Bale’s performance is unbelievable, so it’s nice to see him recognized. But the ensemble one is really nice."
Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

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Ted Sarandos on Netflix's 10 SAG nominations

Ted Sarandos (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

Ted Sarandos (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

We are grateful to the Screen Actors Guild for celebrating our first film, "Beasts of No Nation," with an ensemble and acting nomination. We are also honored to have received so much love for our shows -- "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "A Very Murray Christmas" and "Marvel's Daredevil" -- and to work with these visionary storytellers and impressive performers. We couldn't be happier for their recognition this morning.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix

Why a Sarah Silverman Oscar campaign is tricky

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

It's been difficult for Silverman to figure out how to promote 'I Smile Back' because she can't really make jokes about it.
Amy Kaufman

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Bryan Cranston on the media in 'Trumbo' compared with today

“You have to be very careful now because everything you say is instantly for the world to read. In some ways, I feel more guarded on what I feel I can say than less."
Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

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A 9-year-old on a sugar rush

Jacob Tremblay, nominated for his supporting role in

Jacob Tremblay, nominated for his supporting role in "Room." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

I am celebrating my SAG nomination with my family in Dubai. We're having ice cream sundaes tonight!
Jacob Tremblay, "Room"

Brie Larson is ready to get back in a room with Jacob Tremblay

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Brie Larson expressed her gratitude to the SAG Awards in a statement sent out to reporters:

Screen Actors Guild ... thank you!! I'm so overwhelmed with happiness. This is a HUGE honor, made even more special because I'll get to share the evening with Jacob. Best date EVER!
Brie Larson, "Room"

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Maybe we shouldn't be surprised by Sarah Silverman's SAG Awards nomination

Sarah has a pool of emotional and intellectual depth. You put the camera on her and let it run.
'I Smile Back' director Adam Salky

One of the surprises of Wednesday's SAG Awards nominations was Sarah Silverman's inclusion in the category "performance by a female actor in a leading role." But all the way back in January at Sundance, people were talking about Silverman's turn toward dramatic acting in "I Smile Back," as Times writer Amy Kaufman wrote during the Utah festival. Later, The Times' Jeffrey Fleishman spent time with Silverman and wrote this profile:

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Uzo Aduba grateful for SAG recognition

Rami Malek on the twisty world of 'Mr. Robot'

Rami Malek (Peter Kramer / USA Network)

Rami Malek (Peter Kramer / USA Network)

I'd say getting a SAG nomination is a pretty great twist as far as I’m concerned.
Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"

How will Saoirse Ronan celebrate tonight?

Saoirse Ronan, nominated for her lead role in

Saoirse Ronan, nominated for her lead role in "Brooklyn." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

They asked me that same question when I won at the New York Film Critics’ awards a couple weeks ago. Then, I said was getting some Indian curry. Ironically, my mom is making Indian curry right now. So I guess that’s how I’m celebrating. It’s like it’s my good-luck curry.
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

SAG Award nominations mix newcomers like 'Transparent' with old favorites 'Downton Abbey' and 'Homeland'

"Downton Abbey" was among the TV productions that dominated the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. (Nick Briggs / PBS)

Old favorites including "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" dominated the television nominees for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Today.

For performance by an ensemble in a drama series, the members of SAG nominated last year's winner, "Downton Abbey" (PBS), along with "Homeland" (Showtime), "Mad Men" (AMC), "Game of Thrones" (HBO) and "House of Cards" (Netflix). "Mad Men," which is returning to the category after a two-year absence, is the only series that was not nominated last year.

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Double talk

Alicia Vikander was nominated for her supporting turn in

Alicia Vikander was nominated for her supporting turn in "The Danish Girl." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

I've got two phones and I called my mom and dad in different ears. They seemed as surprised and happy as me.
Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Saoirse Ronan on being Irish for the first time on-screen

“I was terrified, I was so excited about it. But, I think maybe because I’ve been doing it since I was 10 and everyone back at home has always been so amazing and supportive, the idea of them seeing me representing us on screen, was scary. I felt a huge responsibility.”
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

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Brie Larson woke up like this

Michael Shannon on being nominated for '99 Homes' over 'The Night Before'

Michael Shannon (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Michael Shannon (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

I’ve heard here and there that people were tickled by it. I saw the movie myself, and I thought it was a lot of fun. At the end of the day, as a man who did both the performances, I can say I put a lot more effort into the '99 Homes' performance than 'The Night Before.' '99 Homes' was a huge undertaking, and it was a world I’m not familiar with. I had to do a lot of work. I didn’t know what half my lines meant.
Michael Shannon, "99 Homes"

Making potatoes out of poop does not equal a SAG nom

Matt Damon in a scene from

Matt Damon in a scene from "The Martian." (Giles Keyte / AP)

The one with Sarah Silverman?

Michael Shannon thanks his peers

Notable black folk with #SAGAwards noms

Queen Latifah (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Queen Latifah (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

No love for 'The Martian'

Some 'wacky' groupings...

No nomination for Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson  as Cookie Lyon in the Season 2 premiere of

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the Season 2 premiere of "Empire." (Chuck Hodes / Fox)

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries

Nicole Kidman, “Grace of Monaco”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Christina Ricci, “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”

Susan Sarandon, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”

Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils Before Dying”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries

Idris Elba, “Luther”

Bill Murray, "A Very Murray Christmas”

Ben Kingsley, “Tut”

Ray Liotta, “Texas Rising”

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

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”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"

“Homeland"

"House of Cards"

"Mad Men"

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Key and Peele"

"Modern Family"

"Orange is the New Black"

“Transparent"

“Veep"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series

Ty Burell, “Modern Family”

Louis C.K., "Louie”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory”

Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture

"Beasts of No Nation"

"The Big Short"

"Spotlight"

"Straight Outta Compton"

"Trumbo"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role in a motion picture

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Johnny Depp, "Black Mass"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a lead role in a motion picture

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

Sarah Silverman, "I Smile Back"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Helen Mirren, "Women in Gold"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"

Michael Shannon, "99 Homes"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Jacob Tremblay, "Room"

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"

Helen Mirren, "Trumbo"

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series

Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul”

Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"

Five things to expect from today's nominations

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Wednesday morning -- we’re talking 7 a.m. Pacific, folks -- Anthony Mackie and Anna Faris will announce this year’s Screen Actors Guild nominees. Will you be up? Probably not! But I will be, ready to tell you really important information, like how meaningful XYZ actress finds her nomination because it's from her peers.

In the meantime, here’s a primer on what you can expect from the nominations.

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