August: Osage County stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts along with the film's ensemble of actors have been nominated for 2013 SAG Awards, presented annually by the Screen Actors Guild. The ceremony will be held on January 18, 2014 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center and telecast live on the TNT and TBS networks.
Streep is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performances as Violet Weston, and Roberts earned an Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her turn as Barbara Weston. Nominated actors in the August ensemble include Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. Also nominated are the ensembles from 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
A number of other theater vets were nominated for their film performances this year, including Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Judi Dench in Philomena, James Gandolfini in Enough Said and Bruce Dern and June Squibb in Nebraska.
On the television side, a slew of stage alums were nominated for their roles in dramatic and comedic series, including Jeremy Irons (The Hollow Crown), Al Pacino and Helen Mirren (Phil Spector), Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta), Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Claire Danes (Homeland), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie).
Also nominated are the ensembles from Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Veep.
The nominees for SAG Awards are chosen by a pair of randomly selected panels of Guild members across the United States, one for film categories and one for television. These are the only awards voted on entirely by the nominees’ peers.