12 Years a Slave staked its claim in the awards season race this morning with the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but it was joined by strong support for Lee Daniels' The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club, and August: Osage County

Steve McQueen's slavery drama picked up nominations for its cast, its lead actor Chiewetel Ejiofor, its supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o, and its supporting actor Michael Fassbender. 

Announced just a day before the Golden Globe nominations are set to come out, the actors nominating their peers for these honors shut out Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street completely and did not award Robert Redford's widely lauded performance in All Is Lost. Meanwhile, the actors showed their favor for the strong ensembles in films like August: Osage County, which is currently considered an underdog in the Oscar race. James Gandolfini emerged with a posthumous nomination for Enough Said

On the TV side of things, 30 Rock and Breaking Bad got farewell love, Mad Men was ignored, and Orange Is the New Black could not break in.  

The actual awards ceremony takes place January 18. 

Cast in a Motion Picture

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Male Actor in a Leading Role 

Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska 
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Ensemble in a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock
Arrested Development
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Veep

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 
Peter Dinklage, Games of Thrones
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock 
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy 
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta 
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake