Awards Season News

SAG Nominations

The SAG nominations have been announced and Colin Firth, Jesse Eisenberg, Annette Benning, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Hailee Steinfeld are among the nominees.

Give or take a few actors here and there, this is likely to be the same group nominated for Oscar nominations in January.

The main surprises would appear to be the exclusion of Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Ryan Goslin (Blue Valentine) and Lesley Manville (Another Year).

If pushed for potential Oscar winners I’d still say that Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale are frontrunners, although Best Supporting Actress is hard to call at this point.

Here are the nominations in the film category:

Best Male Actor (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)

Best Female Actor (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)

Best Male Actor (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)

Best Female Actor (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)

Best Ensemble (Cast)

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • The Kids Are All Rigth
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network

Stunt Ensemble

  • Green Zone
  • Inception
  • Robin Hood

> Full list of nominations at the SAG Awards site
> Analysis from Scott Feinberg, In Contention and Awards Daily

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SAG Nominations 2008

SAG Awards 2008The nominations for this year’s Screen Actor’s Guild awards have been announced.

Here are the film nominees:


  • Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler


  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Melissa Leo, Frozen River
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Kate Winslet, Rev Road


  • Josh Brolin, Milk
  • Robert Downey , Jr., Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Night
  • Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire


  • Amy Adams, Doubt
  • Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina
  • Viola Davis, Doubt
  • Taraji P. Henson, Benjamin Button
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader


  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

You can download a full list of nominations (including the TV categories)ย as a word docย orย or a PDF file.

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on January 25th, 2009.

> Official SAG website
> Awards season reaction at InContentionย and Variety