It's official: awards season is here. The Grammys kicked it off last Friday with that totally unnecessary concert, and now this morning brings the Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAG) nominations. The nominations, which are often an early precursor to the Oscars, begged a few questions: why is it announced so early? And is Mariah Carey really nominated for an acting award?
Well, I don't know the answer to the first question (I'm sure it has something to do with time zones or something) but, yes (Carey is nominated as part of the ensemble for 'Lee Daniel's The Butler').
Besides Carey, the 20th edition of the awards will bring out some of Hollywood's biggest stars. On the film side, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Oprah Winfrey were among the performers nominated. Among the TV nominees, there are a lot of familiar faces -- Bryan Cranston for 'Breaking Bad,' Claire Danes for 'Homeland' - but also pleasant surprises like Kerry Washington ('Scandal') and Mayim Bialik ('The Big Bang Theory').
Sasha Alexander ('Rizzoli & Isles') and Clark Gregg ('Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.') announced the nominations, and I'm sure they're back in bed now. The SAG Awards will air live Jan. 18 on TBS and and TNT at 8/7c. And don't worry, there are plenty more award nominations to come: The Golden Globes will be unveiled tomorrow, and then the big kahuna -- the Academy Award nominations -- won't be revealed until Jan. 16.
Below, the entire list of the nominees are posted. What do you think of the nominations? Were your favorites included?
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
'12 Years A Slave'
'August: Osage County'
'Dallas Buyers Club'
'Lee Daniel's The Butler'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bruce Dern, 'Nebraska'
Chiwetel Ejiofor, '12 Years A Slave'
Tom Hanks, 'Captain Phillips'
Matthew McConaughey, 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Forest Whitaker, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, 'Blue Jasmine'
Sandra Bullock, 'Gravity'
Judi Dench, 'Philomena'
Meryl Streep, 'August: Osage County'
Emma Thompson, 'Saving Mr. Banks'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Barkhad Abdi, 'Captain Phillips'
Daniel Bruhl, 'Rush'
Michael Fassbender, '12 Years A Slave'
James Gandolfini, 'Enough Said'
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jennifer Lawrence, 'American Hustle'
Lupita Nyong'o, '12 Years A Slave'
Julia Roberts, 'August: Osage County'
June Squibb, 'Nebraska'
Oprah Winfrey, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE MOTION PICTURE
'All is Lost'
'Fast and Furious 6'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
'Game of Thrones'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
'The Big Bang Theory'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi, 'Boardwalk Empire'
Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
Jeff Daniels, 'The Newsroom'
Peter Dinklage, 'Game of Thrones'
Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes, 'Homeland'
Anna Gunn, 'Breaking Bad'
Jessica Lange, 'American Horror Story'
Maggie Smith, 'Downton Abbey'
Kerry Washington, 'Scandal'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Jason Bateman, 'Arrested Development'
Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'
Don Cheadle, 'House of Lies'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Julie Bowen, 'Modern Family'
Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'
Tina Fey, '30 Rock'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Veep'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Matt Damon, 'Behind the Candelabra'
Michael Douglas, 'Behind the Candelabra'
Jeremy Irons, 'The Hollow Crown'
Rob Lowe, 'Killing Kennedy'
Al Pacino, 'Phil Spector'
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Angela Bassett, 'Betty and Corretta'
Helena Bonham Carter, 'Burton and Taylor'
Holly Hunter, 'Top of the Lake'
Helen Mirren, 'Phil Spector'
Elisabeth Moss, 'Top of the Lake'
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES
'Game of Thrones'
'The Walking Dead'