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Some of the critics groups have given out their prizes already, but the race to the Oscar is just getting started. This morning Screen Actors Guild announced its list of nominees for the 2015 awards, with Birdman and House of Cards emerging as two big favorites.

For the most part they went as predicted, but there were also a few big surprises to keep us on our toes. Read the full list of 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations after the jump.

As widely predicted, The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game put in great showings with 3 nominations each. But Birdman beat them both out with 4, and Boyhood did better than expected with 3. Outside of the films considered frontrunners for this awards season, Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Jennifer Aniston (Cake), and Naomi Watts (St. Vincent) also managed to snag some recognition.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t room for everyone, and Selma got totally shut out. Also out of the running for the SAG are Unbroken, American Sniper, and A Most Violent Year. It’s still possible they’ll rally and go on to win big at the Oscar, but it’ll be that much harder without a SAG nomination under their belts.

Over in the TV categories, Modern Family proved the comedy to beat with 4 total nominations, while House of Cards netted 3 on the drama side. Neither Mad Men nor Girls got any attention, and The Knick failed to break through despite its pedigree. On the bright side, though, Tatiana Maslany finally got a little love for Orphan Black, and Orange Is the New Black picked up a Best Comedy Ensemble nod.

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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 in a Motion Picture

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

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

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

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

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

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture

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

Television Programs

Outstanding 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

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 Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louie 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 & Recreation

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 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 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 an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards

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