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"12 Years a Slave" dominates SAG Awards with four nods

PanARMENIAN.Net - The nominees for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards have been revealed. In movie category, "12 Years a Slave" dominates with four nods, while "August: Osage County", "Dallas Buyers Club", and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" follow with three apiece, AceShowbiz said.

"12 Years a Slave" star Chiwetel Ejiofor is vying for best male actor against Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), Tom Hanks ("Captain Phillips"), Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"), and Forest Whitaker ("Lee Daniels' The Butler").

Ejiofor's co-star Michael Fassbender is nominated for best male supporting actor along with the likes of Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Daniel Bruhl ("Rush"), the late James Gandolfini ("Enough Said" ), and Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club").

Ejiofor and Fassbender's fellow castmember Lupita Nyong'o is up for best female supporting actor alongside Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), June Squibb ("Nebraska"), and Oprah Winfrey ("Lee Daniels' The Butler").

The Steve McQueen-directed true-story slavery drama is additionally among the contenders of best cast ensemble. It is facing off David O. Russell's crime drama "American Hustle", John Well's dark dramedy "August: Osage County", Jean-Marc Vallee 's biographical drama "Dallas Buyers Club", and historical film "Lee Daniels' The Butler".

Nominees for best stunt ensemble, meanwhile, consists of survival film "All Is Lost", car-racing action "Fast and Furious 6", war drama "Lone Survivor", biographical sports drama "Rush", and Marvel's superhero movie "The Wolverine".

The winners, both in movie and TV, will be honored in a gala January 18, 2014, at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to award-winning actress, 82-year-old Rita Moreno.

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