Dark showbiz comedy 'Birdman' leads SAG film award nominations

The cast of dark comedy "Birdman" led the Screen Actors Guild film award nomination. "Birdman" was followed by coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood," biographical drama "The Theory of Everything" and World War Two drama "The Imitation Game," with three nominations each.

The Wes Anderson comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," scored a nomination for best ensemble cast, the top film prize handed out by the organization. Notable omissions were the World War Two story "Unbroken" and the Martin Luther King biopic "Selma."
"Birdman," got nominations for Michael Keaton as best actor, Emma Stone best supporting actress and Edward Norton best supporting actor.

"An ensemble like this hardly ever comes around, and all of us made this very unique film work.” Keaton said in a statement.
SAG Awards will be handed out on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles.
Director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which was shot over a dozen years, scored nominations for Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette for supporting actor and actress.

British actor Eddie Redmayne was nominated for best actor for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in biopic "The Theory of Everything." Co-star Felicity Jones also earned a best actress nomination for her role as Hawking's wife, Jane Wilde Hawking.
"Foxcatcher," a biographical drama about DuPont heir John du Pont, picked up nominations for best actor for Steve Carell and best supporting actor for Mark Ruffalo.

In the television category, ABC's irreverent comedy "Modern Family" earned the most nominations with four, including best cast in a comedy series.


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