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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 nominees reactions

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The Screen Actors Guild announced its 22nd SAG Awards nominees on Wednesday morning, honoring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars for their work in both film and television. Jay Roach’s Trumbo led with three nominations, including ones for Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, while Homeland, Game of Thrones, and House of Cards led the television categories, each picking up three nods. 

After the nominations were announced, stars like Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Queen Latifah shared their reactions, ranging from gratitude to shock (with at least one celebratory ice cream sundae). 

Bryan Cranston, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Trumbo:

 

Brie Larson, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Room:

“Screen Actors Guild…thank you!! I’m so overwhelmed with happiness. This is a HUGE honor, made even more special because I’ll get to share the evening with Jacob. Best date EVER!”

Jacob Tremblay, nominated for Oustanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Room:

“I am celebrating my SAG nomination with my family in Dubai. We’re having ice cream sundaes tonight! Everything about ROOM was amazing, especially working with Brie and becoming best buddies. I can’t believe it, so cool!” [Tremblay is in Dubai for the film’s premiere there.]

F. Gray Gray, director of Straight Outta Compton, which was nominated Best Oustanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

“SAG, this is phenomenal! We are thrilled to be recognized as an ensemble, because ensemble is at the very heart of our film. It was an effort begun with a dream of Cube’s and Dre’s long ago, to bring their story to the screen, and made a reality by this amazing cast, our screenwriters, producers and the continual and continuing support of Donna Langley and Universal Pictures. Thank you from all of us.”

Michael Shannon, nominated for Oustanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 99 Homes:

“It’s very meaningful to be honored with the respect of my peers. I love the Guild — I’ve been a member for 23 years, and I’ve felt lucky every one of those years to be a part of it.” 

Sarah Silverman, nominated for Oustanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for I Smile Back:

“I am honestly in shock and just tickled pink that this happened. My first thought was that I can’t believe my Mom isn’t here to see this.  I wish I believed she is somewhere seeing it.  Maybe for today, I will.”

Idris Elba, nominated for Luther (Oustanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries) and Beasts of No Nation (Oustanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture):

 “Wow I’m just floored and humbled right now.  It’s such a huge honor to be recognized by my friends and peers and for two projects that have really been such an important part of my life, Luther and Beasts of No Nation.  It goes without saying that my performance is shared with the tremendous actors I work with. Congratulations to Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan and the rest of the amazing cast from BEASTS!”

Alicia Vikander, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for The Danish Girl:

“Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild for this nomination and for recognizing my work in THE DANISH GIRL — it’s an honor to be among the incredible actresses in this category. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to bring this poignant and courageous love story to the screen. I share this with the extraordinary Eddie Redmayne, the cast and crew, and, of course, our director Tom Hooper for making it all possible.”

Brian d’Arcy James, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Spotlight:

 

Queen Latifah, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Bessie:

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep:

 

Christina Ricci, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for The Lizzie Borden Chronicles:

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Kevin Spacey, nominated for House of Cards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series):

 

Laverne Cox, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Orange Is The New Black:

 

Uzo Aduba, nominated for Orange Is The New Black (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series):

 

Hugh Bonneville, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey:

“The cast of Downton Abbey are thrilled to have received this nomination. The show is a true ensemble and for our team effort to have been recognised by our peers in the Screen Actors Guild makes it particularly special. We salute SAG, our fellow nominees and of course Dame Maggie for her richly deserved umpteenth individual nomination!”

Helen Mirren, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Woman in Gold, Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Trumbo, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Trumbo:

“Thank you fellow rogues and vagabonds. Once is an honour, twice is surprising, three times is a miracle. I know they are called the SAG awards but I feel very perky today.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant:

“To be recognized by your peers is one of the greatest honors an actor can receive. We were a team, and everyone involved with this project deserves to share in this nomination. Making The Revenant was an incredible experience, and throughout my career I have had the privilege of working with some of the most talented directors and actors. I never miss an opportunity to learn from those I have been fortunate to work with, and this was no exception. We are all thankful to Alejandro for letting us be a part of this unique and unforgettable cinematic experience. Thank you SAG-AFTRA.”