SAG Nominees React to their Nominations Today!

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With the SAG nominations being announced today, some of the newly minted contenders for the ACTOR are offering their reactions to learning the news.  Read them before

eddieredmayne_danishgirlEDDIE REDMAYNE / Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features) – Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – SAG

“It means a great deal to be recognised by my peers during such a wonderful year of filmmaking. The Danish Girl took a long while to get made and I am damn lucky that I ended up having the honour of helping bring Lili and Gerda’s story to the screen. I am hugely grateful to Tom Hooper, Alicia Vikander, and our incredible cast for this truly unique collaboration. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to play Lili were it not for the generosity of the trans women and men who helped me prepare for this role; I am indebted to all of them and the community. My thanks to SAG-AFTRA members for this nomination.”

aliciavikander_danishgirlALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features) – Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role – SAG

“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.”

michaelshannon_99homes“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.”
          Michael Shannon/99 HOMES,
nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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sarahsilverman_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.”
          Sarah Silverman/I SMILE BACK,
nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
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Jobs“Thank you so very much to SAG. I feel greatly honored, especially as this is coming from my peers. It really does mean a lot to me.”

Michael Fassbender /Steve Jobs
nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
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katewinslet_stevejobs“This makes me very very happy. I am truly thrilled and grateful to be nominated for a SAG award this year. This really means a lot to me.”
Kate Winslet
nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
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Straight-Outta-Compton“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.”

-F. Gary Gray, Director and Producer, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

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saoirseronan_brooklyn“This film has been such a wonderful and personal journey. I think it hits so close to home for many people, making the incredible response so special.  I’m honored to be nominated by SAG not only because they are my peers, but also because I’m overwhelmed to be recognized alongside actors whose work I admire so much. I’ve been lucky enough to be a working actor for almost 10 years and the mere fact that people can finally pronounce my name is pretty exciting! I share this with the whole Brooklyn family.”

– Saoirse Ronan
nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role