'Trumbo' Leads 2016 SAG Awards Nominations

2015's been a weird year for the movie awards race in some ways. Many of the films assumed to be shoo-ins early on have fallen short of their potential, freeing up the field for smaller, quirkier choices. But the race should come into clearer focus over the coming days, as the major awards start announcing their nominations one by one. Today, the Screen Actors Guild revealed their picks for the 2016 awards in the movie and TV categories. Read the full list of 2016 SAG Awards nominations after the jump. 

Trumbo is the big leader this morning with three 2016 SAG Awards nominations: ensemble, best actor for Bryan Cranston, and best supporting actress for Helen Mirren. Actually, today is a good day to be Mirren in general — she was additionally nominated in the lead category for Woman in Gold. The year's other double nominees are Mark Rylance (for Bridge of Spies and Wolf Hall) and Idris Elba (for Beasts of No Nation and Luther).

Several nominations went exactly where you'd predict. Of course Cate Blanchett got some love for Carol; of course Leonardo DiCaprio was recognized for The Revenant. More unexpected choices include Sarah Silverman, who elbowed her way into a crowded lead actress field with the indie I Smile Back. Likewise, as great as Rachel McAdams' work in Spotlight was, it's surprising to see her co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton were stiffed in the male categories.

It's also interesting to see which films got the coveted ensemble nods (the SAG's closest equivalent to Best Picture). Straight Outta Compton scored here, despite not getting any individual acting nominations. Actors make up the largest branch of Academy Awards voters, so Oscar watchers often look to the SAG Awards to see which way the wind is blowing.

Then, as always, there were the snubs. Quentin Tarantino's much-hyped, star-studded Hateful Eight failed to make a showing, as did Ridley Scott's similarly high-profile The Martian. Despite its pedigree, David O. Russell's Joy didn't get any attention either — not even for perennial awards season favorite Jennifer Lawrence. And for those wondering whether Creed might go the distance, the answer is no, or at least not at the SAG Awards.

The TV categories were a less full of twists. There were many repeat nominations (as usual), but newcomers include Key & Peele (for its final season), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Rami Malek for Mr. Robot. And action fans should be thrilled to see that Daredevil was nominated for stunts, as was Mad Max: Fury Road on the movie side.

And now, the full list of 2016 SAG Awards nominations:

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THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation

The Big Short

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Johnny Depp, Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Jacob Tremblay, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Everest

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Jon Hamm in Mad Men

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Key & Peele

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Transparent

Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Louis CK., Louie

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Idris Elba, Luther

Ben Kingsley, Tut

Ray Liotta, Texas Rising

Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

The Blacklist

Game of Thrones

Homeland

Marvel's Daredevil

The Walking Dead