Birdman Leads SAG Nominations

Snags 4 nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2014 9:31 AM CST
In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."   (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Atsushi Nishijima)

(Newser) – The dark showbiz comedy Birdman topped this morning's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four, including best ensemble cast. Star Michael Keaton was recognized for his work, as well as supporting co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Following with three nominations each were the coming-of-age tale and critics award favorite Boyhood, the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, and the Stephen Hawking story The Theory of Everything. All were recognized for their ensemble casts and individual performances.

Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke earned nods for Boyhood; Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything; and Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game. Foxcatcher received two nominations for actors Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo. The SAG Awards will be presented on Jan. 25. (Read more Screen Actors Guild stories.)

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