'Birdman' Leads 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations, 'Selma' Snubbed

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