Empire and Scandal Snubbed by SAG Awards

Empire and Scandal Snubbed by SAG Awards

Idris Elba, Viola Davis and others get nominations.

Published December 9th

The nominations for the 2016 SAG Awards were just announced on Monday, and while some of television's and movie's biggest hits including How to Get Away With Murder, Straight Outta Compton and Beasts of No Nation were recognized, other expected contenders like Empire and Scandal were left out.

Viola Davis landed one nomination for her role as Annalise Keating in the ABC drama How to Get Away With Murder in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

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Idris Elba scored three nominations for his role in the Netflix Original Beasts of No Nation in the categories for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Also in the movie circuit is Straight Outta Compton, which was also nominated in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Another notable mention is the cast of Orange Is the New Black, which was nominated in the categories for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (Uzo Aduba as "Crazy Eyes") and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

See the full list of nominations over at The Hollywood Reporter.

Watch the Empire cast show off their real-life musical talents in the video, below:

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(Photo: Bob D'Amico/ ABC, Chuck Hodes/FOX)

Written by Moriba Cummings

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