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Nominations announced for Screen Actors Guild Awards


12-16-2016 00:29 BJT

Awards season is in full swing for the movie industry. The latest award nominations come from the Screen Actors Guild. "Manchester by the Sea" leads the nominations, pitting the gritty drama against "Moonlight," "Fences," "Hidden Figures" and "Captain Fantastic" for best film cast ensemble - the group's top prize.

"Manchester by the Sea," about a working-class family dealing with multiple tragedies, got four nominations, including for lead actor Casey Affleck and supporting stars Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. 

Independent drama "Moonlight," about an impoverished black boy grappling with his sexuality, and "Fences," a tense drama about an African-American family in the 1950s, scored three nominations each.

"Captain Fantastic," a comedy about an unorthodox family, and "Hidden Figures," about three black female mathematicians helping the U.S. government in the 1960s space race, also received nods in the best ensemble category.

Affleck will face Ryan Gosling for his work in "La La Land", Andrew Garfield for "Hacksaw Ridge," Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic", and "Fences" star Denzel Washington for best actor.

For best actress... there's Emma Stone in "La La Land" alongside Amy Adams in "Arrival," surprise nominee Emily Blunt for "The Girl on the Train," front-runner Natalie Portman for "Jackie" and Meryl Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins."

Some of Hollywood's influential figures have been praising the inclusivity of this year's nominations.

"It's an acknowledgment that the people understand your work and appreciate your work in a very personal way and they get to vote for each other and they get to vote for their friends and they get to salute people that they admire," said SAG Awards executive producerKathy Connell.

"We are a community and as much as people talk about competition between actors and actresses, underneath it all, there's incredible love and support for each other because we know, as in the ensemble awards, you're only as good as the fellow actors around you. So, in a way, it's an honor to me just to see brilliant performances get rewarded and that's what we had today," said actress Jobeth Williams.

The SAG list follows Monday's Golden Globe nominations featuring many of the same names. And it precedes January's Oscar nods. More than 100,000 actors vote on the annual SAG awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 29th.

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