LOS ANGELES — “Boyhood” might be the darling of the critics’ awards, but when it came down to performances alone, the dark show-business comedy “Birdman” soared with a leading four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, including best ensemble cast.

“Birdman” lead Michael Keaton was recognized for his work as the washed-up Hollywood hero Riggan Thomson. Emma Stone, who played Thomson’s troubled daughter, and Edward Norton, as an arrogant theater star, also picked up supporting nods.

Following with three nominations each were the coming-of-age tale “Boyhood,” the Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game,” and the Stephen Hawking story “The Theory of Everything.”

Jake Gyllenhaal won a lead acting nomination for his work as the sociopathic freelance reporter in “Nightcrawler.”