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"12 Years a Slave" leads the pack of SAG Award nominees

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 01:09

Dec 11 - The nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards are announced and ''12 Years a Slave'' leads the pack of contenders in the motion picture categories. Bob Mezan reports.

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The actors of the slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" led nominees for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) film awards with four nods including the top prize: best film ensemble cast. The film also earned nods for lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, and supporting actors Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o. The other films to be nominated for in the top category were: "August: Osage County," which also saw nods for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; AIDS drama "Dallas Buyers Club" and its stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto; civil rights tale "Lee Daniels' The Butler" along with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey; and rounding out the best film ensemble cast, "American Hustle," which also saw star Jennifer Lawrence pick up a supporting actress nod. The SAG awards are among the most-watched honors during Hollywood's busy awards season. They will be handed out in Los Angeles on January 18.

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"12 Years a Slave" leads the pack of SAG Award nominees

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 01:09