’12 Years a Slave’ tops SAG Awards with 4 noms

December 11, 2013 • Entertainment

This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” The Golden Globes nominations will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen’s historic saga “12 Years a Slave” topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.

John Wells’ dysfunctional family adaptation “August: Osage County,” which hits theaters Dec. 25 and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, also picked up awards-season momentum with three nominations, including outstanding performance for the cast.

The SAG nominations are one of Hollywood’s first major announcements on the long road to the March 2 Oscars. Also key are the Golden Globe nominations, which will be revealed Thursday morning.

Noticeably absent from Wednesday’s SAG lineup were Spike Jonze’s futuristic computer love story “Her,” starring Login to read more

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