The British actor, who won an Oscar earlier this year (15) for his role in The Theory of Everything, now looks set to be another major awards contender for his new movie The Danish Girl.

He landed a nod for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role when the SAG nominations were announced on Wednesday (08Dec15).

Eddie will face fierce competition from Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs).

The other big contender at the SAGs will be Cate Blanchett's movie Carol. The Australian star is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, going up against Brie Larson (Room), Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold) and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back).

Cate's Carol castmate Rooney Mara will compete for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role along with Eddie's co-star Alicia Vikander. Helen Mirren is also nominated in the supporting category for her role in Trumbo, along with another Brit, Kate Winslet, for Steve Jobs, and Rachel MCAdams (Spotlight).

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role will pit Christian Bale (The Big Short) against Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Michael Shannon (99 Homes) and Jacob Tremblay (Room).

The coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture will be a fight between Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo

The nominations were announced by Anna Faris and Anthony MACkie at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Los Angeles on Wednesday (09Dec15). The awards will be handed out during a ceremony on 30 January (16).