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SAG Awards nominations full of surprises and snubs

Things are looking mighty white as Awards Season kicks into gear

Awards Season kicked off in earnest this morning with the announcement for the nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu'sbizarre"Birdman" led the movie pack with four nominations, while "Boyhood," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" earned three each. The biggest surprise to some critics, though, was the absence of nominations for Ava DuVernay'sMartin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma." But its snubbing here could actually help it in the Oscar race.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out on January 25, broadcast live on TNT and TBS. Here are the nominees:

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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton, "Bidrman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke , "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
​J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Naomi Watts, "St. Vincent"

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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"House of Cards"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Modern Family"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Veep"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Adrien Brody, "Harry Houdini"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Ellen Burstyn, "Flowers in the Attic"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip To Bountiful"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

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"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

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