Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson, Uzo Aduba Nominated for 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards

2014 SAG nominees Viola Davis (l), Cicely Tyson (c) and Uzo Aduba (r)
2014 SAG nominees Viola Davis (l), Cicely Tyson (c) and Uzo Aduba (r)

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced the nominees for the 21st Annual SAG Awards today.  Among those honored were industry veteran Cicely Tyson, who earned a nod in the “Best Female Actor in a Television movie or Miniseries” category for her work in “A Trip to Bountiful.” (In 2013, the same role on Broadway earned Tyson a Tony Award for Best Actress.)

Viola Davis was recognized with a nomination in the Female Actor in a Drama Series category for ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Orange Is The New Black”‘s Uzo Abuda garnered a nod for Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

The SAG Awards will air live Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. PST on TBS and TNT from the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.  The full list of nominees follows below:

Performance by a cast in a motion picture

“Birdman”
“Boyhood”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Performance by a male actor in a leading role 

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

Performance by a female actor in a leading role

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

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”

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”

Performance by an ensemble in a drama series

“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”

Performance by an ensemble in a comedy series

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Veep”

Performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries

Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture

“Fury”
“Get On Up”
“The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies”
“Unbroken”
“X-men: Days Of Future Past”

Action performance by a stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama series

“24: Live Another Day”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“Sons Of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

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