SAG Awards Nominations Announced, Some Surprises in the List

Linda Sharps
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Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning, with many of the usual suspects being honored and a couple of unexpected contenders making the list.

(Quick aside: Is it just me, or is it impossible to think of the SAG Awards without picturing Drew Barrymore's awful SAGging green-clad boobs at the 2006 Golden Globes? No? Um, never mind.)

The biggest surprise may be the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, which earned a nomination in the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series category. Tough category: Other nominations went to Mad Men, The Closer, and fellow first-time nominees True Blood and Dexter.

The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies was also nominated for Outstanding Female Actress in a Drama Series, which has six nominees this year due to a tie.

Films like The King's Speech and The Fighter earned their expected nominations (four each!), but those of us who love the Coen Bros. will be pleased to see that the upcoming True Grit earned two SAGs -- after being ignored by the Globes.

Glee continues to be a hot item, earning a nomination for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Chris Colfer said of his first-ever SAG nomination,

It's fantastic! It's crazy because where I come from, peers is not necessarily a good word. People are mean to you and they throw things at you and they make fun of you in the hallway, so it's amazing.

Helena Bonham Carter, nominated for supporting actress in The King's Speech, also acknowledged the power of being acknowledged by fellow acting peers:

The SAG nomination means particularly more to me because it comes from the very people I crave approval from: other actors.

Winners will be announced when the Screen Actors Guild Awards are broadcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET.

Here's the full list of nominees:

MOVIES:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Hilary Swank, Conviction

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Closer
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
Glee
Hot in Cleveland
Modern Family
The Office


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (Ed.note: YESSSSSS)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Chris Colfer, Glee
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth (Great Performances)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder, When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack
 

What do you think of this year's nominations? Agree/disagree?


Image via the Screen Actors Guild

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