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Screen Actors Guild Awards Fast Facts

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updated 12:24 PM EST, Thu December 11, 2014
Cuba Gooding Jr. surprises Ben Affleck onstage at the end of the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 18. Cuba Gooding Jr. surprises Ben Affleck onstage at the end of the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 18.
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(CNN) -- Here is some background information about the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Facts:
January 25, 2015 - The Screen Actors Guild Awards are scheduled to be presented by live simulcast on TNT and TBS.

January 18, 2014 - The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards airs live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

The nominees and winners are chosen by the members of the Screen Actors Guild.

Two panels (film and television), each comprised of 2,200 randomly chosen members, select the nominees. All 100,000 active members of the SAG-AFTRA may vote for winners in all categories.

The winners receive The Actor, the statuette for outstanding performance.

2015 Nominations:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
-- Steve Carell - "Foxcatcher"

-- Benedict Cumberbatch - "The Imitation Game"

-- Jake Gyllenhaal - "Nightcrawler"

-- Michael Keaton - "Birdman"

-- Eddie Redmayne - "The Theory of Everything"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

-- Jennifer Aniston - "Cake"

-- Felicity Jones - "The Theory of Everything"

-- Julianne Moore - "Still Alice"

-- Rosamund Pike - "Gone Girl"

-- Reese Witherspoon- "Wild"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

-- Robert Duvall - "The Judge"

-- Ethan Hawke - "Boyhood"

-- Edward Norton - "Birdman"

-- Mark Ruffalo - "Foxcatcher"

-- J.K. Simmons - "Whiplash"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

-- Patricia Arquette - "Boyhood"

-- Keira Knightley - "The Imitation Game"

-- Emma Stone - "Birdman"

-- Meryl Streep - "Into the Woods"

-- Naomi Watts - "St. Vincent"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
-- "Birdman"

-- "Boyhood"

-- "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

-- "The Imitation Game"

-- "The Theory of Everything"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
-- Adrien Brody - "Houdini"

-- Benedict Cumberbatch - "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

-- Richard Jenkins - "Olive Kitteridge"

-- Mark Ruffalo - "The Normal Heart"

-- Billy Bob Thornton - "Fargo"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
-- Ellen Burstyn - "Flowers in the Attic"

-- Maggie Gyllenhaal - "The Honorable Woman"

-- Frances McDormand - "Olive Kitteridge"

-- Julia Roberts - "The Normal Heart"

-- Cicely Tyson - "The Trip to Bountiful"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
-- Steve Buscemi - "Boardwalk Empire"

-- Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"

-- Woody Harrelson - "True Detective"

-- Matthew McConaughey - "True Detective"

-- Kevin Ppacey - "House of Cards"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
-- Claire Danes- "Homeland"

-- Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder"

-- Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"

-- Tatiana Maslany - "Orphan Black"

-- Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"

-- Robin Wright - "House of Cards"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
-- Ty Burrell - "Modern Family "

-- Louis C.K.- "Louie"

-- William H. Macy - "Shameless"

-- Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"

-- Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
-- Uzo Aduba - "Orange is the New Black"

-- Julie Bowen - "Modern Family"

-- Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"

-- Julia Louis-Dreyfus- "Veep"

-- Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
-- "Boardwalk Empire"

-- "Downton Abbey"

-- "Game of Thrones"

-- "Homeland"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
-- "The Big Bang Theory"

-- "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

-- "Modern Family"

-- "Orange is the New Black"

-- "Veep"

Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award - Debbie Reynolds

2014 Winners:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"American Hustle"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Michael Douglas - "Behind the Candelabra"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Helen Mirren - "Phil Spector"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Breaking Bad"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"Modern Family"

Screen Actors Guild 50th Annual Life Achievement Award
Rita Moreno

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