SAG Award Nominations: The Stars React

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, and this year’s nominees are thrilled! Here’s what the stars had to say:

Kerry Washington, nominated for “Scandal”: “I am truly grateful and proud to be a member of SAG/AFTRA and to be acknowledged by my peers in this way is an enormous honor.”

Mayim Bialik, nominated for “Big Bang Theory”: “This is an lol’ moment if ever there was one since there’s not even a Supporting Actress category and it literally never occurred to me that I would be nominated for this ever ever ever. Ever. And to be nominated by my peers no less!? It’s a tremendous honor for my fellow actors to care enough for my work to let me share the nominee title with such fine leading ladies. I thought the SAG Awards were the ones I could totally chill out about but being nominated means ten times the anxiety and ten times the anticipation and a hundred times the gratefulness. Thank you for this honor! But seriously, are you sure there’s not some mistake!? Aaaahhhhh!”

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Matthew McConaughey, nominated for “Dallas Buyers Club”: “So solid and gratifying to have this recognition from my fellow actors. Cheers to what we get to do: depict humanity and ride this wild bull called acting. With thanks and respect, I’m honored with this nomination.”

Judi Dench, nominated for “Philomena”: “I’m very proud to be nominated and with such remarkable fellow actors.”

Julia Roberts, nominated for “August: Osage County”: “This is such an exciting morning for me and my remarkable cast mates. For all of us to be recognized by our peers in the Screen Actors Guild is a lovely honor.”

Tom Hanks, nominated for “Saving Mr. Banks”: “I’m delighted and congratulations to my fellow nominees.”

Jared Leto, nominated for “Dallas Buyers Club”: “I had not made a film in almost six years. To return to the screen with this love and support is absolutely insane and amazing. I’m so honored to be recognized by my peers at the Screen Actors Guild and to be nominated by this wonderful group of people that I admire so much. I’m so proud and so grateful to you all. Congratulations to Matthew and the entire cast. I’m so thankful to have worked with such an incredibly talented and dedicated group of actors.”

Meryl Streep, nomininated for “August: Osage County”: “I am so grateful for this honor, grateful for everything this profession has given me, and thankful for the generosity of the actors with whom I worked this year on ‘August: Osage County.’ It was a privilege to be a part of this splendid group.”

Emma Thompson, nominated for “Savng Mr. Banks”: “It’s a special thrill to be nominated by other actors and this movie was a pure joy to make.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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