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Friday 31 October 2014

Lincoln and Les Mis lead SAG nods

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has four SAG nominations

Steven Spielberg's Civil War saga Lincoln, the Victor Hugo musical adaptation Les Miserables and the lost-soul romance Silver Linings Playbook lead the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each.

All three films were nominated for overall performance by their casts. Also nominated for best ensemble cast were the Iran hostage-crisis thriller Argo and the British retiree adventure The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Lincoln also scored individual acting nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role as best actor, Sally Field for supporting actress as Mary Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens.

Les Miserables had nominations for Hugh Jackman for best actor as Hugo's long-suffering hero Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway for supporting actress as a woman fallen into prostitution, plus a nomination for its stunt ensemble.

Silver Linings Playbook also had lead acting nominations for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as troubled spirits who find a second chance at love, and Robert De Niro for supporting actor as a football-obsessed dad.

Besides Jennifer, the best actress nominees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst pursuing Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard as a woman who finds romance after tragedy in Rust And Bone, Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcock's strong-willed wife in Hitchcock and Naomi Watts as a woman caught in the devastation of a tsunami in The Impossible.

The other best actor nominees are John Hawkes as a polio victim aiming to lose his virginity in The Sessions and Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in Flight.

The SAG Awards will be presented on January 27, 2013.

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