The 2013 Screen Actors Guild nominations: 5 surprises

The nominees list offers unexpected news — both good and bad — for Joaquin Phoenix, Javier Bardem, and Zero Dark Thirty

Actor Joaquin Phoenix
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On Wednesday, the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards were unveiled, confounding certain expectations as per usual. The SAG noms are widely regarded as an early predictor of Oscar trends, and prognosticators have already analyzed the SAG ballot for insights into the Academy Awards race. (SAG award winners, which will be determined by the Guild's 2,100 members, will be announced on Jan. 27.) Here, 5 surprises from the 2013 nominations:

1. Zero Dark Thirty snubbed in Outstanding Performance by a Cast category

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