Nominations Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
SAG President Ken Howard introduced Judy Greer ("The Descendants") and Regina King (TNT's "Southland" and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Social Media Ambassador) who announced the nominees for this year's Actors®. SAG Awards Committee Chair Jo Beth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast Live Nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.tv and TBS.com live pre-show webcasts, which begin at 6 p.m. (ET)/ 3 p.m. (PT).
Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors' peers in Screen Actors Guild. Two nominating panels–one for television and one for film–each composed of 2,100 randomly selected Guild members from across the United States, chose this year's Actor® and stunt ensemble honors nominees. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards' official teller, mailed the nominations secret ballots on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Voting was completed at noon on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.
Final voting information will be mailed via postcard on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. The entire active Guild membership across the country, numbering approximately 100,000 actors, may vote on all categories. Online voting is encouraged. In keeping with the SAG Awards commitment to sustainable practices, paper ballots will be available only upon request which must be made by Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. All votes must be received at Integrity Voting Systems by noon on Friday, Jan. 27. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 29, 2012.
The Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, will be hosted for the 16th consecutive year by People Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DEMIÁN BICHIR / Carlos Galindo - "A BETTER LIFE" (Summit Entertainment)
George Clooney / Matt King - "THE DESCENDANTS" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio / J. Edgar Hoover - "J. EDGAR" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jean Dujardin / George - "THE ARTIST" (The Weinstein Company)
Brad Pitt / Billy Beane - "MONEYBALL" (Columbia Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close / Albert Nobbs - "ALBERT NOBBS" (Roadside Attractions)
Viola Davis / Aibileen Clark - "THE HELP" (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Meryl Streep / Margaret Thatcher - "THE IRON LADY" (The Weinstein Company)
Tilda Swinton / Eva - "WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Michelle Williams / Marilyn Monroe - "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN" (The Weinstein Company)