Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominees

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Clark Gregg and Sasha Alexander during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (USA Today) -- 12 Years a Slave, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club and August: Osage County struck first Wednesday in Hollywood's three-month awards campaign, scoring multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.

Slave, the true story of a man living in New York during the 1800s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, earned nominations for best performance by a cast (SAG's equivalent of best picture), for Chiwetel Ejiofor for best lead actor and Lupita Nyong'o for supporting actress.

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Butler, the drama based on a real White House butler, earned nominations for best cast, best actor for Forest Whitaker and supporting actress for Oprah Winfrey.

Club, the true story of an AIDS patient who struggles to get medication to fellow patients, had a surprisingly strong day, earning a best cast nomination along with a best lead actor nomination for Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor nomination for Jared Leto.

Osage, a drama about the lives of strong-willed women dealing with the disappearance of their alcoholic patriarch, also had a morning few analysts predicted, scoring nominations for best cast, best lead actress for Meryl Streep and best supporting actress for Julia Roberts.

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On the television front, HBO's Behind the Candelabra earned two lead-actor nominations for Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, while Breaking Bad received nominations for best dramatic cast, best dramatic actor for Bryan Cranston and best dramatic actress for Anna Gunn.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is one of the strongest predictors in Oscar's acting categories.

Last year, 14 of the 20 SAG nominees for acting went on to receive Oscar nominations. And three of the four SAG winners claimed the Oscar, as well (Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln being the exception).

But SAG is less predictable at calling the best-picture race. In the 18 years that SAG has handed out a best ensemble award, its equivalent of best picture, only nine have gone on to win best picture. Last year, Argo claimed best ensemble and best picture.

The SAG Awards will be handed out on Jan. 18 on TNT and TBS.

Complete list of SAG nominations:

MOVIES:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRUCE DERN / Woody Grant - "NEBRASKA" (Paramount Pictures)
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR / Solomon Northup - "12 YEARS A SLAVE" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
TOM HANKS / Capt. Richard Phillips - "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS" (Columbia Pictures)
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof - "DALLAS BUYERS CLUB" (Focus Features)
FOREST WHITAKER / Cecil Gaines - "LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER" (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine - "BLUE JASMINE" (Sony Pictures Classics)
SANDRA BULLOCK / Ryan Stone - "GRAVITY" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JUDI DENCH / Philomena Lee - "PHILOMENA" (The Weinstein Company)
MERYL STREEP / Violet Weston - "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY" (The Weinstein Company)
EMMA THOMPSON / P.L. Travers - "SAVING MR. BANKS" (Walt Disney Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
BARKHAD ABDI / Muse - "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS" (Columbia Pictures)
DANIEL BRÜHL / Niki Lauda - "RUSH" (Universal Pictures)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Edwin Epps - "12 YEARS A SLAVE" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JAMES GANDOLFINI / Albert - "ENOUGH SAID" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JARED LETO / Rayon - "DALLAS BUYERS CLUB" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld - "AMERICAN HUSTLE" (Columbia Pictures)
LUPITA NYONG'O / Patsey - "12 YEARS A SLAVE" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
JULIA ROBERTS / Barbara Weston - "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY" (The Weinstein Company)
JUNE SQUIBB / Kate Grant - "NEBRASKA" (Paramount Pictures)
OPRAH WINFREY / Gloria Gaines - "LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER" (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
12 YEARS A SLAVE (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
AMERICAN HUSTLE (Columbia Pictures)
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (The Weinstein Company)
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Focus Features)
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (The Weinstein Company)

TELEVISION:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
MATT DAMON / Scott Thorson - "BEHIND THE CANDELABRA" (HBO)
MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Liberace - "BEHIND THE CANDELABRA" (HBO)
JEREMY IRONS / King Henry IV - "THE HOLLOW CROWN" (WNET/Thirteen)
ROB LOWE / John F. Kennedy - "KILLING KENNEDY" (National Geographic Channel)
AL PACINO / Phil Spector - "PHIL SPECTOR" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
ANGELA BASSETT / Coretta Scott King - "BETTY & CORETTA" (Lifetime)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Elizabeth Taylor - "BURTON AND TAYLOR" (BBC America)
HOLLY HUNTER / G.J. - "TOP OF THE LAKE" (Sundance Channel)
HELEN MIRREN / Linda Kenney Baden - "PHIL SPECTOR" (HBO)
ELISABETH MOSS / Robin Griffin - "TOP OF THE LAKE" (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch "Nucky" Thompson - "BOARDWALK EMPIRE" (HBO)
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White - "BREAKING BAD" (AMC)
JEFF DANIELS / Will McAvoy - "THE NEWSROOM" (HBO)
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister - "GAME OF THRONES" (HBO)
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood - "HOUSE OF CARDS" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison - "HOMELAND" (Showtime)
ANNA GUNN / Skyler White - "BREAKING BAD" (AMC)
JESSICA LANGE / Fiona Goode - "AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN" (FX)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham - "DOWNTON ABBEY" (PBS)
KERRY WASHINGTON / Olivia Pope - "SCANDAL" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
JASON BATEMAN / Michael Bluth - "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT" (Netflix)
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)
DON CHEADLE / Martin "Marty" Kaan - "HOUSE OF LIES" (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper - "THE BIG BANG THEORY" (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler - "THE BIG BANG THEORY" (CBS)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton - "NURSE JACKIE" (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer - "VEEP" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
BREAKING BAD (AMC)
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
30 ROCK (NBC)
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
VEEP (HBO)

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