Thursday, December 15, 2011

Screen Actors Guild Nominees

Too many awards for safe navigation! Have no fear - my Awards Tracker tables will be landing soon - giving you all the awards information you need in a tidy spreadsheet package!

For now - the Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees!

The biggest news to note here is:
-  Demian Bichir gets a nomination over Michael Fassbender, Michael Shannon, Woody Harrelson & Gary Oldman! Impressive!
- Albert Brooks gets snubbed for his raved gangster role in Drive
- Glenn Close makes a comeback (double whammy as she also lands a TV nomination for ressurected Damages)
- Tilda Swinton is a solid lock now
- Jessica Chastain's supporting actress campaign has wisely settled on The Help and she will safely make it to Oscar night.

SAG Awards are voted for by members of the Screen Actors Guild, therefore it is a peer recognition nomination. Actors also make up the largest portion of Academy Award voters, with a substantial number of  members overlapping.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Demian Bichir as Carlos Galindo in A Better Life
George Clooney as Matt King in The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio as J Edgar Hoover in J Edgar
Jean Dujardin as George in The Artist
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in Moneyball

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton as Eva in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn
Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson in J Edgar
Jonah Hill as Peter Brand in Moneyball
Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon in Warrior
Christopher Plummer as Hal in Beginners

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo as Peppy in The Artist
Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote in The Help
Melissa McCarthy as Megan in Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris

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