‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Normal Heart,’ ‘Modern Family’ Among SAG Nominees

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The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood by Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”)

Benedict Cumberbatch snagged three nominations, two for “The Imitation Game,” the true story of the WWII code breaker who was condemned after the war for his sexuality. He is nominated for both the male lead and as part of “The Imitation Game” cast. His third nod is for “Sherlock: His Last Vow” in the movie/miniseries category.

Keira Knightly also earned a nomination in a supporting role for “The Imitation Game,” going up against Meryl Streep’s Witch from “Into the Woods,” Naomi Watts (“St. Vincent”), Emma Stone (“Birdman”) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) in the Theatrical Movie category.

Julia Roberts received a nod for Outstanding Female Actor (TV Movie/Miniseries) for HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” along with Ellen Burstin (“Flowers in the Attic”), Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Honorable Woman”), Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”), and Cicely Tyson (“The Trip to Bountiful”).

“Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet are up against each other for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Others in the category include Louis C.K. (“Louie”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), and Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”).

Netflix darling “Orange Is the New Black” earned two nominations, one for the entire cast for ensemble performance, and another for Uzo Aduba, in the role of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She’s up against Julie Bowan (“Modern Family”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”).

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, and live on the TNT and TBS websites.

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