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This is a big week for Oscar hopefuls: the SAG Award nominations

Reese Witherspoon in Wild
Reese Witherspoon in Wild
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Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Anniston were all nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday morning. This year's list also includes plenty of big names from movies like Boyhood, and Birdman, and even Cake.

The SAG awards focus on both the work of individual performers and entire casts. They also have more voters than almost any other judging body for award shows. More than 100,000 members vote on the winners. What happens this week with the SAG nominations and the Golden Globes nominations will set the stage for who will be nominated for what at the Oscars.

Here is a look at the top categories in Film and Television:


Best cast

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything

Best film actor

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best actress

  • Jennifer Aniston, Cake
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best supporting actor

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best supporting actress

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
  • Naomi Watts, St. Vincent


Outstanding Cast in a Drama

  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Downton Abby"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland"
  • "House of Cards

Outstanding Cast in a Comedy

  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Brooklyn Nine Nine"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Orange is the New Black"
  • "Veep"

Here is the full list of this year's SAG nominees.

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