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‘Boardwalk Empire’ receives four SAG Awards nominations

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The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for both television and film for its 20th annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 11, according to a press release on its website. “Boardwalk Empire” found itself in four of the television categories, while three of the show’s actors were also nominated for their work in film this year.

HBO’s Prohibition-era drama, which wrapped its fourth season at the end of November, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. It faces another HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” and it is also up against AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” which wrapped production in September. The other nominees are Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”

Steve Buscemi was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. In that category, he faces Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”); Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”); Peter Dinklange (“Game of Thrones”); and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”).

“Boardwalk Empire” was also nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. The other nominees are “Breaking Bad”; “Game of Thrones”; “Homeland”; and “The Walking Dead.”

In the film category, Jack Huston and Shea Whigham were both nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture field for their work in “American Hustle,” which releases to limited theaters this Friday, Dec. 13, before expanding nationwide on Dec. 20. The other “Boardwalk Empire” star to appear in this field is Michael K. Williams, who is part of the ensemble cast nominated in the same category for the acclaimed drama, “12 Years a Slave.”

The complete list of nominees can be viewed here.

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 ET/5 p.m. PT on TNT and TBS.

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