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December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Reporters covering the movie business — and particularly those covering the awards season — registered surprise over the omission of Robert Redford, who delivered a veritable one-man show in All Is Lost, from the list of nominees for the annual SAG awards. “Robert Redford must be wondering what he’s got to do to appeal to his fellow actors,” wrote’s Steve Pond, calling the Redford snub “the biggest shock of the morning.” Pete Hammond at, noting that Redford received the New York Film Critics award for best actor, observed that “since SAG is one of the most reliable precursors of Oscar nom[ination]s, his omission is a troubling sign.” Oddly the film was nominated in the “stunt ensemble” category. But Redford has said in numerous interviews that he performed most of the stunts himself. In the “Best Cast” category, which comes closest to Oscar’s “Best Film,” the four nominees were.: 12 Years a Slave; American Hustle; August: Osage County; Dallas Buyers Club; and The Butler. 12 Years a Slave received the most nominations — 4.

Other nominees in major categories:

Best actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave; Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club; Forest Whitaker, The Butler.

Best actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine; Sandra Bullock, Gravity; Judi Dench, Philomena; Meryl Streep, August: Osage County; Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks.

Best supporting actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips; Daniel Bruhl, Rush; Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave; James Gandolfini, Enough Said; Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club.

Best supporting actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle; Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave; Julia Roberts, August: Osage County; June Squibb, Nebraska; Oprah Winfrey, The Butler.