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The 2014 SAG Awards: And the winners are ...

The cast of American Hustle took home the night’s big prize — best ensemble — at the 2014 SAG Awards. Other winners in the movie categories include Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Jasmine‘s Cate Blanchett, and in the supporting roles, Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave, and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.

Breaking Bad continued its farewell tour, winning best ensemble in a drama and best actor in a drama for Bryan Cranston.

Check out the full list of winners below! READ FULL STORY

Screen Actors Guild noms: '12 Years a Slave' leads while 'The Butler' surprises -- BREAKING

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Good news for 12 Years a Slave and The Butler … not so good for The Wolf of Wall Street.

The harrowing drama about a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into bondage on a Southern plantation had a leading four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this morning: best ensemble, lead actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, and supporting bids for Michael Fassbender and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o.

Among the notable snubs were Robert Redford, the lone actor in the survival saga All Is Lost, and The Wolf of Wall Street, which got zero nominations.

The big surprise was The Butler, the blockbuster drama about a black man who spends a lifetime working in the White House under eight presidents. It hasn’t been present in many of the critics awards this season, but came on strong with three nods from the actors union: best ensemble, lead actor for Forest Whitaker, and supporting actress for Oprah Winfrey.

Also with three nominations each, including best ensemble: August: Osage County and Dallas Buyers Club.

Contenders for the SAG Awards were announced in both film and television fields this morning. The guild awards are closely watched as an Oscar bellwether since actors are the single largest voting bloc within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A nod here can cement an actor’s chances, while a snub can sometimes reveal a fatal lack of momentum. There’s no Best Picture prize, but the Screen Actors Guild’s Best Ensemble award is typically seen as a key stepping stone in that race for that Oscar. READ FULL STORY

'Argo' wins ensemble prize at SAG Awards

prize_fighter1_bannerAfter losing a key Oscar nomination, Argo continues its run of winning every other top prize.

The film claimed the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble on Sunday, giving it yet another top prize as it heads into the Feb. 24 Oscars. The night before, it claimed the Producers Guild Award for Best Production. READ FULL STORY

Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Justin Timberlake among presenters at SAG Awards

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced the first round of presenters, and rest assured, it’s a star-studded affair.

The full lineup consists of current awards season darlings Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Jennifer Lawrence — all of whom are currently nominated for SAG awards — as well as former SAG nominees Viola Davis, Justin Timberlake, and Sigourney Weaver.

The SAG Awards ceremony will air on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET, and televised on TNT and TBS.

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SAG nominations: 'Lincoln' and 'Les Mis'; 'Modern Family' and 'Homeland' headline list

Nominations were announced this morning for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, set to take place Jan. 27.

In television, Emmy Modern Family grabbed four nominations while Homeland and Downton Abbey walked away with three nominations each. In movies, Les Miserables, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook all tied among nominees. (For more on that, read Anthony Breznican’s take.)

See the full list of TV and movie nominations below! READ FULL STORY

'Beasts of the Southern Wild' ensnared in award season trouble

Beasts of the Southern Wild has become trapped in red tape.

The little indie movie that wowed Sundance, and has big potential as an award season contender, has run afoul of Screen Actors Guild bylaws that leave it out of the running for the group’s awards, being presented on Jan. 27.

The dreamlike film, about a little girl named Hushpuppy who is trying to survive a biblical-scale flood alongside her boozy father, did not — and seemingly still will not — cover its actors under a SAG-AFTRA contract, which means the guild won’t consider it for the SAG Awards.

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