What to Expect From Tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards

PHOTO: A Screen Actors Guild Awards trophy is seen onstage during the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Feb. 22, 2004 in Los Angeles. PlayKevin Winter/Getty Images
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The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards airs tonight from Los Angeles. With the red carpet already rolled out, and the statues awaiting, what can viewers expect from the star-studded awards show?

It could be a big night for "Trumbo," which leads the nominations on the film side with three. Also, "Beasts of No Nation," "Carol," "Room," "Spotlight," "Steve Jobs," "The Big Short" and "The Danish Girl" each garnered two nods apiece.

Many are wondering whether it will be another big night for "The Revenant" actor Leonardo DiCaprio and "Room" actress Brie Larson. Both took home trophies at the Golden Globes earlier this month. And a win tonight could mean they have a good chance of winning the Academy Award for their performances next month.

There is one actress who is guaranteed to go home a winner. Carol Burnett will join the likes of Kirk Douglas, Debbie Reynolds and Betty White, when she takes home the Life Achievement Award. It will be presented to the comedienne by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Onstage, viewers will also see stars such as Anthony Mackie, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman and Kristen Wiig. They are all set to present trophies.

And although there was much uproar over the lack of diversity in the nominees at the upcoming Oscar Awards, there was almost no backlash when the SAG Awards nods were revealed.

It may be because British actor Idris Elba scored a nomination for his role in "Beasts of No Nation" and for his TV series "Luther." Not to mention the cast of "Straight Outta Compton," the N.W.A. biopic, earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Actors from the cast, including Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. will also take the stage to present.

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which are set to air live tonight on TNT and TBS, will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Here are the nominees in the top categories:


Female Actor TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Nicole Kidman - Grace of Monaco
  • Queen Latifah - Bessie
  • Christina Ricci - The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
  • Susan Sarandon - The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
  • Kristen Wiig - The Spoils Before Dying

Male Actor TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Idris Elba - Luther
  • Ben Kingsley - Tut
  • Ray Liotta - Texas Rising
  • Bill Murray - A Very Murray Christmas
  • Mark Ryalnce - Wolf Hall

Outstanding Female in Comedy Series

  • Uzo Aduba - Orange is the New Black
  • Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
  • Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
  • Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Male Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell - Modern Family
  • Louis C.K. - Louis
  • William H Macy - Shameless
  • Jim Parsons - Big Bang Theory
  • Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent

Ensemble Comedy Series

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Key & Peele
  • Modern Family
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Transparent
  • Veep

Outstanding Male Actor Drama

Outstanding Female Actor Drama

  • Claire Danes - Homeland
  • Viola Davis - How to Get Away With Murder
  • Julianna Margulie - The Good Wife
  • Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
  • Robin Wright - House of Cards

Ensemble Drama

  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men


Outstanding Female Actor Supporting

  • Rooney Mara - Carol
  • Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
  • Hellen Mirren - Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Outstanding Male Actor Supporting

  • Christian Bale - The Big Short
  • Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon - 99 Homes
  • Jacob Tremblay - Room

Female Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett - Carol
  • Brie Larson - Room
  • Helen Mirren - Woman in Gold
  • Saoirse Ronan - Brookyn
  • Sarah Silverman - I Smile Back

Male Leading Role

  • Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
  • Johnny Depp - Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Cast in a Movie

  • Beasts of No Nation
  • The Big Short
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo