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Michael Fassbender leads the way in SAG awards nominations

Published 11/12/2013 | 16:14

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There were SAG nominations for Steve McQueen's cast in 12 Years A Slave, including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o

Steve McQueen's historic saga 12 Years A Slave and the White House servant tale Lee Daniel's The Butler have topped the list of outstanding performances for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each.

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Joining them with triple nods were Jon Wells' dysfunctional family adaptation August: Osage County and Jean-Marc Vallee's Aids drama Dallas Buyers Club.

Each film was nominated for overall performance by their casts. Also nominated for best ensemble cast was David O Russell's 1970s con artist romp American Hustle.

12 Years A Slave also attained individual acting nominations for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.

August: Osage County had individual nominations for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, while Dallas Buyers Club also had nominations for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

The SAG Awards will be presented on January 18, 2014.

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