Several “Potter” alumni nominated for SAG Awards!
Grab your seats. It’s officially awards season! The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced today by Eva Longoria and Ansel Elgort and featured many familiar Harry Potter alumni! The nominees directly included an astounding five Potter actors in various works:
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), along with co-stars F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, and Owen Wilson was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role in The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) as M. Gustave.
Julian Glover (voice of Aragog), along with co-stars Josef Altin, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Dominic Carter, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ben Crompton, Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Natalie Dormer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Ian McElhinney, Pedro Pascal, Daniel Portman, Mark Stanley, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role as Pycelle in Game of Thrones (HBO). Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the series, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and the show itself was also nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. Along with co-stars Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Lily James, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Matt Milne, Lesley Nicol, David Robb, Ed Speleers, Cara Theobold, and Penelope Wilton, she was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey.
David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) and Simon McBurney (voice of Kreacher – DH1), along with their co-stars Charlie Cox, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, and Emily Watson, were nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for their roles in The Theory of Everything (Focus Features) as Dennis Sciama and Frank Hawking, respectively. Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in the film, was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, while Felicity Jones, who plays Stephen Hawking’s first wife, Jane, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
Other projects with four more Potter alumni involved were recognized as well:
Viola Davis, star of How to Get Away With Murder, which features Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas), was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and Fury (Columbia Pictures), featuring Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros. Pictures), featuring Stephen Fry (UK audiobook voice artist), and Unbroken (Universal Pictures) featuring Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) were all three nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.
Congrats to all of the Harry Potter actors who were nominated! The winners will be selected on January 25, 2015, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT. To see the other nominees, click here.
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