The nomination for Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is interesting until you realize it's largely because they considered Nebraska a comedy and nominated Bruce Dern there. Had that not been the case who would have been bumped? Dern? Redford? Hanks? Elba?
This is still a tough category to pick as the Screen Actors Guild decided to go with Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler) over Robert Redford (All is Lost).
Where I'm currently at a loss is to wonder, if Whitaker gets in, who drops out? Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) continues to garner nominations and while Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) didn't receive a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild, that's largely due to the film not being screened in time. As of now, it seems we have a log jam for those final two slots.
Last Updated: December 12, 2013
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