SAG winners and losers: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Mariah Carey

SAG winners and losers: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Mariah Carey

Who's happy and who's sad after this morning's announcement?

I've offered my take on this morning's SAG Awards announcement. Guy has given his thoughts on snubs and surprises on the movie side of things and Alan has analyzed things on the TV side. The nominations brought with them a number of winners and losers in both the worlds of film and television, so to which side of the line did your favorites fall? Click through the gallery story below to get Team HitFix's thoughts on who's happy and who's sad now that the actors have had their say.

<p>Robert Redford in &quot;All is Lost.&quot;</p>

Robert Redford in "All is Lost."

Credit: Lionsgate Films

SAG snubs and surprises: Redford sinks, 'Dallas Buyers Club' swims

Who missed out -- and who hit big -- in this morning's nominations
The name "Christoph Waltz" can provide some cold comfort to any actor left out of this morning's SAG nominations. Omitted from last year's Best Supporting Actor lineup, he rallied with an Oscar nomination and ultimately took the win. Admittedly, his SAG miss probably had much to do with scheduling, but the point stands: as Marcia Gay Harden proved before him, a SAG nomination isn't a prerequisite for Oscar glory.
But it certainly helps. Make no mistake: the studios and publicists behind certain films and players absent from this morning's nominations will be feeling very glum indeed, while those behind some unexpected inclusions are turning cartwheels right now. (Maybe not literally, though I'd like to see Harvey Weinstein have a go.) For better or worse, the SAG slate is a significant preview of what we can expect when the Academy announces their nominations in a little over a month's time -- three years ago, lest we forget, 19 of 20 SAG-nominated performances repeated at the Oscars.
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<p>Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club&quot;</p>

Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club"

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Redford snubbed and 'Dallas' gets a boost in otherwise unsurprising SAG announcement

A few unruly races finally settled a little bit

This morning's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations announcement wasn't going to have a lot of surprises. At this stage, most of the players are known. It's a dense race, however, so the only question was, who was going to get squeezed out?

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2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees - complete list

2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees - complete list

'12 Years A Slave' and 'Breaking Bad' lead with 4 nods each

The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18. The nominees are as follows...

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<p>For your consideration: Oscar Isaac and cat in &quot;Inside Llewyn Davis.&quot;</p>

For your consideration: Oscar Isaac and cat in "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Credit: CBS Films

Roundup: The rights and wrongs of campaigning cats

Also: R.I.P. Eleanor Parker, and Disney's self-referencing awards campaign

It happens pretty much every year: some adorable animal in one of the year's major awards titles charms critics enough that its "performance" places in various year-end polls, while others make irony-laced calls for awards recognition. Two years ago it was that craven red-carpet whore Uggie; this year, it's the cat/s of "Inside Llewyn Davis" that has surfaced in the Indiewire critics' poll for Best Supporting Performance. Joe Reid, albeit with his own tongue fairly far in cheek, is tired of the joke: "Handing an Academy Award to your cat is something to do when you're eight years old and holding pretend Academy Awards in your bedroom, because you're an only gay child who just wants to re-enact the Whoopi Goldberg-hosted 1998 Oscars, and the cat makes a better Gwyneth Paltrow than you do." The old Billy DeWolfe song "Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron" comes to mind. [The Wire]

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"Captain Phillips" and "Blue Jasmine"
"Captain Phillips" and "Blue Jasmine"
Credit: Sony Pictures/Sony Classics

'Blue Jasmine' and 'Captain Phillips' set for Oscar season re-releases

Will putting them back into theaters pay off for Sony?

It's not a new trick to put Oscar contenders that have mostly come and gone from the multiplex back into theaters this time of year. It can often help regain steam heading into the voting period or, better yet, rack up on extra box office dollars in the latter-year fog of awards season.

Today, Sony Classics and Sony Pictures each announced that Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" and Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," respectively, would be heading back to screens. Allen's film, which features a Cate Blanchett performance that has been dominating on the critics circuit and may well win the Oscar, will re-release into 300 theaters this weekend, while Greengrass' gripping account of Somali piracy off the coast of Africa starring Tom Hanks will expand into a whopping 1,000 theaters on January 15, just one day before the Oscar nominations.

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<p>A scene from &quot;Nebraska&quot;</p>

A scene from "Nebraska"

Credit: Paramount Pictures

Exclusive: 'Nebraska' score not submitted for Oscar consideration

Mark Orton's music in the film was previously used in 2005's 'Sweet Land'

Those who have seen Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" have likely taken plenty of pleasure in Mark Orton's musical compositions in the film. The heartland plucking and bowing of strings throughout carries the narrative with a helping of nostalgia and a touch of levity and you might end up humming this or that tune on your way out of the theater. But what you might not know is that the music is not original to the film.

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<p>Will &quot;Lee Daniels' The Butler&quot; be well served in tomorrow's SAG nods?</p>

Will "Lee Daniels' The Butler" be well served in tomorrow's SAG nods?

Credit: The Weinstein Company

SAG nomination predictions: Who will make the cut?

HitFix's trio of awards experts weighs in on the film categories

Tomorrow, the Oscar race takes a significant turn, as we move beyond the critics' awards -- though there are still plenty of those to come, of course -- and into the realm of industry opinion. The Screen Actors Guilds are the first taste we get of peer voting, and more often than not, the Academy echoes their selections with only a couple of exceptions -- not least because the bodies share a not-inconsiderable number of voters.

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<p>Zoe Saldana</p>

Zoe Saldana

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Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari to announce 2014 Golden Globe nominees

Nominations to be revealed on Thursday morning

Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari will be announcing the 2014 Golden Globe nominees.

The trio of actors will be joined by Sosie Bacon, 21-year-old daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, who has been crowned Miss Golden Globes 2014. The nominations will be announced live on NBC's "Today Show" at 8:38am EST on Thursday and be streamed via and

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, January 12 on NBC with returning hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Sundance 2014: Brendan Gleeson reunites with 'Guard' director in new 'Calvary' trailer

Sundance 2014: Brendan Gleeson reunites with 'Guard' director in new 'Calvary' trailer

Religious comedy also stars Chris O'Dowd, Moran and Aidan Gillen

Several years ago, Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh scored a Sundance hit with the low-key dark comedy "The Guard."

Sundance 2014 finds them reuniting for more bleak laughs and some religious introspection in "Calvary," with "Bridesmaids" star Chris O'Dowd in tow.

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