Typically, once the film award season begins, there are very few surprises in terms of what or who gets nominated for the top awards.  In a year like 2012, you know that certain things are a lock for the Screen Actors Guild awards—Daniel Day-Lewis will be nominated for Lincoln, Marion Cotillard will be nominated for Rust and Bone, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence will be nominated for Silver Linings Playbook, etc.  That said, however, there are some highly, well, eccentric SAG nominations (and snubs) this year.  Check out the full list below.

First up—no Joaquin Phoenix for The Master?  While Philip Seymour Hoffman gets a deserved Supporting Actor nod, the lack of love for Phoenix’s transformative performance is more than a little confounding.  Elsewhere, Javier Bardem is being nominated for his work in Skyfall.  And while he definitely turned in a ferociously weird, semi-camp performance, I’m not sure it outweighs the work of other actors this year.  And Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy, really?

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2012 SAG Award Nominees (via Cinema Blend)

Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Lead Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding Lead Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Denzel Washington, Flight

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“The Bourne Legacy”
“The Amazing Spider-Man”
“Les Miserables”