"Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season frontrunner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four.
"August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations, announced Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
Chiwetel Ejiofor for lead actor, Michael Fassbender for supporting actor and Lupita Nyong'o for supporting actress.
"August: Osage County," "The Butler," "Dallas Buyers Club" also took cast ensemble nominations as did "American Hustle."
Jennifer Lawrence, who won the Oscar and SAG Award lead actress awards this year for "Silver Linings Playbook," took a nomination for "American Hustle" -- giving the David O'Russell drama a pair of nods. "Captain Phillips," "Nebraska" and "Rush" also received two nominations.
"Rush" grabbed nods for Daniel Bruhl for supporting actor -- probably the biggest surprise among the nominations -- and for its stunt ensemble.
The late James Gandolfini took a supporting actor nom for "Enough Said" in the only nomination for the drama-comedy. Gandolfini previously won three SAG TV awards for "The Sopranos" along with two cast awards.
"Blue Jasmine," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Saving Mr. Banks" also received single SAG acting nominations.
Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street," which has not opened yet, was shut out along with "Inside Llewyn Davis." "All Is Lost" received a stunt ensemble nod but Robert Redford -- the only actor in the film -- was passed over. Redford recently won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best actor.
"The Butler," which has taken in over $115 million domestically for The Weinstein Co., scored SAG nominations for best ensemble cast, male actor in a leading role for Forest Whitaker and a supporting nod for Oprah Winfrey.
Ejiofor and Whitaker face competition in the lead actor category from Bruce Dern for "Nebraska," Tom Hanks for "Captain Phillips" and Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club."
The female lead actor nominees are Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine," Sandra Bullock for "Gravity," Judi Dench for "Philomena," Meryl Streep for "August: Osage County" and Emma Thompson for "Saving Mr. Banks." All except Thompson have previously won SAG awards.
Besides Bruhl, Fassbender and Gandolfini, the contenders in the supporting actor category are newcomer Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips" and Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club."
Nyong'o, Lawrence and Winfrey face Julia Roberts for "August: Osage County" and June Squibb for "Nebraska" in the supporting actress category.
On the TV side, "Breaking Bad" led the field with four noms. "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" all grabbed three bids apiece. "Mad Men" was left out of the running for the first time in the show's history. Awards darling "Girls" also failed to crack the SAG list.
Drama series ensemble noms went to "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland." Comedy ensemble contenders are "30 Rock," "Arrested Development," "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Veep."
"Downton" won the drama series ensemble award this year. "Modern Family" has won the SAG ensemble award for the past three years.
Alec Baldwin received a nom for male actor in a comedy series for "30 Rock" -- a category he has won seven straight times.
Winners will be announced at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18. Nominees were selected by two randomly selected panels of about 2,000 members of SAG.