The 20th Annual SAG Awards will be held at 8 p.m. ET on January 18, 2014. The 2014 SAG award nominees were announced the day before the Golden Globe® announced its nominees for the same year. If you’d like to be there for the live show, VIP Concierge has SAG Awards tickets just for you.
“Breaking Bad” and “12 Years A Slave” have four nominations each for television and film. They lead the pack against such formidable competition as “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “August: Osage County.” Of course, with the joy of nominations comes the high profile snubs that nobody expected. Nobody from the cast of “The Wolf of Wall Street” was nominated. Even Robert Redford didn’t get a nod for a nomination, and he’s a perennial favorite.
If you’d like to catch the show in person, all it takes is a handful of award show tickets, and you can take your whole posse to see the show. SAG Awards tickets sell out fast, so if you’re inclined to attend the show, better make your move soon.
Here’s a partial list of some of the more notable nominees in film.
For Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, “12 Years a Slave” is a sentimental favorite. However, “Dallas Buyers Club” could snatch the top prize. Other films in the running are “American Hustle,” “August: Osage County” and Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”
Competition for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role is tight. Fan favorite Bruce Dern is nominated for his role in “Nebraska.” His chief competition is everybody’s favorite Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips” and Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club.” Don’t count out Chiwetel Ejiofor for his role in “12 Years a Slave” or Forest Whitaker’s memorable performance in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”
Veterans dominate the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category. Meryl Streep has to be considered a favorite for “August: Osage County.” Everybody’s favorite actress next door Sandra Bullock is another veteran who could spacewalk away with the top prize for her weightless performance in “Gravity.” Emma Thompson, Cate Blanchett and Dame Judi Dench round out the nominees in this category for their roles in “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Blue Jasmine” and “Philomena,” respectively.
James Gandolfini could reach out from his grave to snag the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He’s certainly the highest profile actor in the running, and many may want to give him the award for his work on “Enough Said.” Other nominees include Barkhad Abdi for “Captain Phillips,” Daniel Bruhl for “Rush,” Michael Fassbender for “12 Years a Slave” and Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club,” any of whom could deny Gandolfini his posthumous honor.
Here’s a partial list of some of the more notable nominees in the television industry.
For Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, the competition is strong. “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland” are all excellent shows. “Breaking Bad” could enjoy a boost because the show ended in 2013.
The Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category won’t be a cakewalk either. Fan favorites have made these shows as popular as they are. The nominees include “30 Rock,” “Arrested Development,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family” and “Veep.”
It will be hard to beat Bryan Cranston for his awesome work in “Breaking Bad” in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. The series was incredibly popular. However, the rest of the nominees aren’t slouches, themselves. The competition includes Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire,” Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom,” Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” and Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards.”
The Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series category is loaded too. Who could dispute Jessica Lange’s creepy role in “American Horror Story?” Anna Gunn can’t be ruled out for “Breaking Bad,” neither can Claire Danes for “Homeland,” Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey,” and Kerry Washington for “Scandal.”
The show should be crackling with excitement and full of surprises. VIP Concierge is the place to get tickets to the 20th annual SAG awards and after-parties.