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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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The cast of Hidden Figures (2016)

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Winners & Nominees
Hidden FiguresKirsten Dunst - Kevin Costner - Jim Parsons -, Hidden Figures, Winner, MoonlightJanelle Monáe - Naomie Harris - Mahershala Ali -, Moonlight, Nominee, Captain FantasticViggo Mortensen - Kathryn Hahn - Missi Pyle -, Captain Fantastic, Nominee, Manchester by the SeaCasey Affleck - Michelle Williams - Matthew Broderick -, Manchester by the Sea, Nominee, FencesDenzel Washington - Viola Davis - Mykelti Williamson -, Fences, Nominee, SpotlightRachel McAdams - Mark Ruffalo - Michael Keaton -, Spotlight, Winner, TrumboBryan Cranston - Elle Fanning - Helen Mirren -, Trumbo, Nominee, The Big ShortBrad Pitt - Ryan Gosling - Christian Bale -, The Big Short, Nominee, Beasts of No NationIdris Elba - Abraham Attah - Kurt Egyiawan, Beasts of No Nation, Nominee, Straight Outta ComptonPaul Giamatti - Corey Hawkins - O'Shea Jackson Jr -, Straight Outta Compton, Nominee, BirdmanEmma Stone - Naomi Watts - Edward Norton -, Birdman, Winner, The Grand Budapest HotelBill Murray - Jude Law - Tilda Swinton -, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nominee, The Imitation GameBenedict Cumberbatch - Keira Knightley - Matthew Goode -, The Imitation Game, Nominee, The Theory of EverythingEddie Redmayne - Felicity Jones - Charlie Cox -, The Theory of Everything, Nominee, BoyhoodEthan Hawke - Patricia Arquette - Ellar Coltrane -, Boyhood, Nominee, American HustleJennifer Lawrence - Amy Adams - Bradley Cooper -, American Hustle, Winner, The ButlerMariah Carey - Robin Williams - Alan Rickman -, The Butler, Nominee, August: Osage CountyBenedict Cumberbatch - Meryl Streep - Julia Roberts -, August: Osage County, Nominee, 12 Years a SlaveBrad Pitt - Benedict Cumberbatch - Michael Fassbender -, 12 Years a Slave, Nominee, Dallas Buyers ClubJared Leto - Jennifer Garner - Matthew McConaughey -, Dallas Buyers Club, Nominee, ArgoBen Affleck - Bryan Cranston - John Goodman -, Argo, Winner, The Best Exotic Marigold HotelMaggie Smith - Dev Patel - Judi Dench -, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Nominee, Silver Linings PlaybookJennifer Lawrence - Bradley Cooper - Robert De Niro -, Silver Linings Playbook, Nominee, LincolnJoseph Gordon-Levitt - Tommy Lee Jones - Daniel Day-Lewis -, Lincoln, Nominee, Les MisérablesEddie Redmayne - Anne Hathaway - Hugh Jackman -, Les Misérables, Nominee

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film.


Film and nominees


  • "†" indicates the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • "‡" indicates a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • General

  • The award was not given at the 1st Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • 2001, 2010, and 2014 are the only years when all nominees were also nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • All five Academy Award nominees for Best Picture were nominated in 2004.
  • 2004 is the only year not to have five nominees.
  • No film since Mel Gibson's 1995 epic war film Braveheart has gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture without at least getting nominated for this award.
  • Films

  • The Birdcage is the only winner not to have been an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture.
  • Braveheart is the only Academy Award winning Best Picture not to be nominated.
  • The Full Monty and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King are the only winners not to be nominated in any other category.
  • Life Is Beautiful is the only non-English nominee. (Parts of Slumdog Millionaire are in English and The Artist's only spoken words are in English.)
  • Gosford Park has the largest winning cast (20 credited actors).
  • Bobby has the largest nominated cast (24 credited actors).
  • Sideways has the smallest winning cast (four credited actors).
  • Million Dollar Baby and Beasts of No Nation have the smallest nominated cast (three credited actors).
  • Nine nominated films were subsequently not nominated for any Academy Awards:

  • Get Shorty
  • How to Make an American Quilt
  • Waking Ned
  • The Station Agent
  • Bobby
  • Hairspray
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Eleven winners went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture:

  • Shakespeare in Love
  • American Beauty
  • Chicago
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Crash
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The King's Speech
  • Argo
  • Birdman
  • Spotlight
  • Actors

  • Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have the most nominations with six each.
  • Cate Blanchett has the most consecutive nominations (four, from 2001–2004).
  • Russell Crowe has the most losses of any nominee (six).
  • Thirteen actors have been double-nominated in one year:

  • Ed Harris (1995, won for Apollo 13)
  • David Paymer (1995)
  • John C. Reilly (2002, won for Chicago)
  • Meryl Streep (2002)
  • Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges (2005, won for Crash)
  • Terrence Howard (2005, won for Crash)
  • Martin Sheen (2006)
  • Russell Crowe (2007)
  • Josh Brolin (2007, won for No Country for Old Men)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (2013)
  • Edward Norton (2014, won for Birdman)
  • Mahershala Ali (2016, won for Hidden Figures)
  • Janelle Monáe (2016, won for Hidden Figures)
  • The most wins by any actor is two, accomplished fifteen times:

  • Ben Affleck (Shakespeare in Love (1998), Argo (2012))
  • Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Argo (2012))
  • Christine Baranski (The Birdcage (1996), Chicago (2002))
  • Don Cheadle (Traffic (2000), Crash (2005))
  • Colin Firth (Shakespeare in Love (1998), The King's Speech (2010))
  • Michael Gambon (Gosford Park (2001), The King's Speech (2010))
  • Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park (2001), The King's Speech (2010))
  • Allison Janney (American Beauty (1999), The Help (2011))
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman (2014), Spotlight (2015))
  • Kelly Macdonald (Gosford Park (2001), No Country for Old Men (2007))
  • Ryan Phillippe (Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2005))
  • Geoffrey Rush (Shakespeare in Love (1998), The King's Speech (2010))
  • Octavia Spencer (The Help (2011), Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Emma Stone (The Help (2011), Birdman (2014))
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Traffic (2000), Chicago (2002)
  • References

    Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Wikipedia