Michael Fassbender leads the way in SAG awards nominations
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.
12 Years a Slave, which tells the true story of Solomon Northup who was sold into slavery, has done well with four nominations, one being in the best motion picture cast category.
Main star Chiwetel Ejiofor has a nod for best actor and Lupita Nyong'o in the best supporting actress category.
The film's Michael Fassbender is also nominated in the best male supporting actor category.
Also up for best cast in a motion picture are American Hustle, August: Osage County, Lee Daniels' The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club.
Challenging Chiwetel for the best male actor prize are Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips, Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler.
Sandra Bullock has bagged a nomination for best actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
There has been Oscars buzz around the American star for her role in Gravity, where she commands the screen with George Clooney as her sole co-star.
Now the space flick has bagged Sandra her first awards nod in the coveted category.
Also nominated is Cate Blanchett for her part in Blue Jasmine, Dame Judi Dench for Philomena, Meryl Streep for August: Osage County and Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks.
Television nominations have also been announced, with Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland vying for the best drama title.
The best comedy award could go to Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family or Veep.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on January 18.
2013 SAG Awards main nominations:
Male Actor, Lead
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels' The Butler
Male Actor, Supporting
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Female Actor, Lead
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Female Actor, Supporting
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
Cast in a Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Male Actor, TV 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
Female Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Male Actor, Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Female Actor, Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Male Actor, 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
Female Actor, Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
The Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones