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Wednesday
Dec142011

'The Help,' 'Modern Family' Lead Screen Actors Guild Nominations

ABC/COLLEEN HAYES(LOS ANGELES) -- The Help and ABC's Modern Family lead the nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday morning live on TNT.

The Help -- the movie about African American maids in the South in the 1960s who band together to tell their story to a sympathetic white writer -- scored four nominations, the most for a movie, while Modern Family got five, the most for a TV series.  The nominees were announced by Southland star Regina King and Judy Greer, star of The Descendants.

The SAG awards are the only awards that honor acting only. Historically, a significant number of actors who receive SAG nominations go on to receive Academy Award nominations.

The SAG Awards will air on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on both TNT and TBS.

Here are the nominees:

-- MOTION PICTURES --
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Week, My Week with Marilyn

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melisa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octabia Spencer, The Help

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


-- PRIMETIME TV --
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carrell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sophia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
James Woods, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

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Monday
Aug152011

Jennifer Aniston to Appear on 'Days of Our Lives?'

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston's camp has shot down a report from the UK's Daily Mail that said she will be starring as a wedding planner in a one-off episode alongside her dad on Days of Our Lives.

The paper reported Aniston was looking to give a ratings boost to the soap in which her dad John Aniston has played baddie Victor Kiriakis for 24 years. The paper even reported the Horrible Bosses star -- who was at one point fetching $1 million per Friends episode -- was willing to take the Screen Actors Guild day rate of $645 for her efforts.

Aniston’s reps denied the story to E!

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Monday
Jan312011

'The King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' Among Top Winners at SAG Awards

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LOS ANGELES) -- The King's Speech ruled the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The film won two awards, including the top prize, outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.  Colin Firth received an outstanding male actor award for his performance in the film, which has quickly made a strong case to win the best picture Oscar.

Black Swan actress Natalie Portman and The Fighter co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo were also honored.

On the TV side, ABC's Modern Family and HBO's Boardwalk Empire won the awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy and drama, respectively.  To her surprise, 89-year-old Betty White was recognized as the top female actor in a comedy series for Hot in Cleveland.

Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, You Don't Know Jack's Al Pacino and Temple Grandin's Claire Danes were also winners in the TV acting categories.

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Friday
Jan282011

Screen Actors Guild Awards to Be Presented Sunday

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best performances by film and TV actors in the past year, will be held this Sunday at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

The Fighter and The King's Speech each have four nominations to lead all films.  ABC's Modern Family is the most-nominated television show, with four nods.

It was announced Thursday that Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Renner, Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Sofia Vergara and Robin Wright will present at the SAG Awards, joining a list that already included Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Betty White and many other stars.

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live in all time zones on TBS and TNT, beginning 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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