Awards: SAG Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild awards can be a little bit difficult to predict. They happen early in the year where it is hard to tell which December films SAG has seen and hasn’t seen. For example “Django Unchained” got nothing last year, because not one had seen it yet. Even though it had a very strong acting ensemble.

This year “The Wolf of Wall Street” has reportedly screened for the nominating committee, but what about the members? It is likely “The Wolf of Wall Street” won’t go anywhere here, but I’m going to take that road and say that it will get some attention (But I won’t completely fall for it here).

So here are my final locked-in predictions for SAG (with my runner-up choices):

Best Ensemble – Film
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. American Hustle
3. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. August: Osage County

Runner Ups: Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, Inside Llewyn Davis, Prisoners, Blue Jasmine

Male Actor- Film
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
2. Robert Redford, All is Lost
3. Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
4. Bruce Dern, Nebraska
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Runner Ups: Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips; Joaquin Phoenix, Her;
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Christian Bale, American Hustle;
Hugh Jackman, Prisoners

Female Actor – Film
1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
2. Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
3. Sandra Bullock, Gravity
4. Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
5. Amy Adams, American Hustle

Runner Ups: Judi Dench, Philomena; Adele Exarchopoulous, Blue is the Warmest Color;
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Supporting Male Actor – Film
1. Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
2. Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks
3. Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
4. Will Forte, Nebraska
5. James Gandolfini, Enough Said

Runner Ups: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street; Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners;
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips; Harrison Ford, 42; Daniel Bruhl, Rush

Supporting Female Actor – Film
1. Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
2. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
3. Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler
4. June Squibb, Nebraska
5. Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

Runner Ups: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station; Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis;
Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon; Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street


Ensemble- TV Series (Drama)
1. Breaking Bad
2. Game of Thrones
3. Homeland
4. Downton Abbey
5. House of Cards

Runner Ups: Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Mad Men

Ensemble – TV Series (Comedy)
1. Modern Family
2. Veep
3. Girls
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Arrested Development

Runner Ups: The Crazy Ones, Parks and Recreation, New Girl

Male Actor – TV Series (Drama)
1. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
2. Damian Lewis, Homeland
3. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
4. Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
5. Peter Dinkalge, Game of Thrones

Runner Ups: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom; Mandy Patinkin, Homeland;
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex, Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan;
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Female Actor – TV Series (Drama)
1. Claire Danes, Homeland
2. Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
3. Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
4. Kerry Washington, Scandal
5. Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Runner Ups: Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones; Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey;
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex; Keri Russell, The Americans

Male Actor – TV Series (Comedy)
1. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
2. Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones
3. Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
4. Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
5. Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Runner Ups: Ty Burrell, Modern Family; Tony Hale, Veep; Max Greenfield, New Girl;

Female Actor – TV Series (Comedy)
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
2. Lena Dunham, Girls
3. Sofia Vergara, Moder Family
4. Anna Chlumsky, Veep
5. Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Runner Ups: Zooey Deschanel, New Girl; Julie Bowen, Modern Family;
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Crazy Ones

Male Actor – TV Movie or Miniseries

1. Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
2. Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
3. Al Pacino, Phil Spector
4. Idris Elba, Luther
5. Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End

Runner Ups: Scott Bakula, Behind the Candelabra; Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra;
Jon Hamm, A Young Doctor’s Notebook; Ben Whishaw, The Hollow Crown;
Stephen Moyer, The Sound of Music

Female Actor – TV Movie or Miniseries
1. Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
2. Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
3. Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
4. Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
5. Gillian Anderson, The Fall

Runner Ups: Laura Linney, The Big C Hereafter; Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor; Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake; Rebecca Hall, Parade’s End;
Carrie Underwood, The Sound of Music