SAG Awards nominations hint at Oscars


LOS ANGELES — “12 Years a Slave” and ” Lee Daniels’ The Butler” earned a total of seven nominations Wednesday for the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, solidifying their status as front-runners as the road to Oscar gold begins in earnest.

Rounding out the ensemble cast nominees were “August: Osage County” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” which both earned three nods apiece, and “American Hustle,” which also picked up a supporting nomination for Jennifer Lawrence.

Vying with Ejiofor and Whitaker for male actor in a leading role honors were Bruce Dern for “Nebraska,” Tom Hanks for “Captain Phillips” and Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

The SAG Awards will air live Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST on TBS and TNT from the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.

 

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