As The A.V. Club continues to roll out its picks for best of, well, everything, it should be noted that there are other institutions out there getting ready to deploy their superlatives, some of which even do so in a fancy ceremony with group selfies (gelfies?) to be aired at a later date. One such body is the Screen Actors Guild, an actors’ labor union that acknowledges said labor with awards. SAG has just announced the nominees for its 2016 awards, which include Trumbo, Mad Men, and first-timer Key & Peele.

The Bryan Cranston-led Trumbo, about the titular “irascible old coot” who wrote Roman Holiday, nabbed three nominations, including one for outstanding performance by a movie cast. Elsewhere in film, SAG saw fit to fill its Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category with naught but portrayals of real-life guys, including Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, Michael Fassbender’s take on Steve Jobs, and Cranston as the aforementioned old coot.

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Sarah Silverman picked up her first SAG nomination in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her lead role in I Smile Back. Also in contention are Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Helen Mirren in Woman In Gold, and Saoirse Ronan’s trip to Brooklyn. There’s only one (dramatized) true story among them (Woman In Gold), so it’s a lot less likely that anyone will be called out for lack of verisimilitude.

In TV, Jon Hamm was nominated for outstanding male actor in a drama alongside Peter Dinklage, Kevin Spacey, Bob Odenkirk and relative newcomer Rami Malek (Mr. Robot). The nominees for outstanding female actor are virtually the same as last year’s, with Viola Davis, Juliana Margulies, Robin Wright, Maggie Smith, and Claire Danes all back in competition. Sadly, this year’s race is now bereft of Tatiana Maslany. But hey, at least Key & Peele has made its first appearance on the list of SAG nominees. Although, come to think of it, this will also be its last appearance on the list of SAG nominees, because the show ended. Now we’re kind of sad again.

The SAG awards will air on TBS on January 22, 2016, which means you have roughly 50 days during which you can shriek in anguish and otherwise let your displeasure about various, obvious snubs be known.

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MOVIES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman In Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts Of No Nation
The Big Short
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Juliana Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a 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

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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Orange Is The New Black
Transparent
Veep