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Nominations Announced for 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).

The complete list of nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards follows. A replay of both announcements will be available for viewing on TNT.TV and TBS.COM.

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)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh / Sir Laurence Olivier - "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN" (The Weinstein Company)
Armie Hammer / Clyde Tolson - "J. EDGAR" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jonah Hill / Peter Brand - "MONEYBALL" (Columbia Pictures)
NICK NOLTE / Paddy Conlon - "WARRIOR" (Lionsgate)
Christopher Plummer / Hal - "BEGINNERS" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
BÉRÉNICE BEJO / Peppy - "THE ARTIST" (The Weinstein Company)
Jessica Chastain / Celia Foote - "THE HELP" (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Melissa McCarthy / Megan - "BRIDESMAIDS" (Universal Pictures)
Janet McTeer / Hubert Page - "ALBERT NOBBS" (Roadside Attractions)
Octavia Spencer / Minny Jackson - "THE HELP" (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
BÉRÉNICE BEJO / Peppy
James Cromwell / Clifton
Jean Dujardin / George
John Goodman / Al Zimmer
Penelope Ann Miller / Doris

BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures)
Rose Byrne / Helen
Jill Clayburgh / Annie's Mom
Ellie Kemper / Becca
Matt Lucas / Gil
Melissa McCarthy / Megan
Wendi McLendon-Covey / Rita
CHRIS O'DOWD / Rhodes
Maya Rudolph / Lillian
Kristen Wiig / Annie

THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Beau Bridges / Cousin Hugh
George Clooney / Matt King
Robert Forster / Scott Thorson
Judy Greer / Julie Speer
Matthew Lillard / Brian Speer
Shailene Woodley / Alexandra King
THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Jessica Chastain / Celia Foote
Viola Davis / Aibileen Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard / Hilly Holbrook
Allison Janney / Charlotte Phelan
Chris LoweLL / Stuart Whitworth
AHNA O'REILLY / Elizabeth Leefolt
Sissy Spacek / Missus Walters
Octavia Spencer / Minny Jackson
Mary Steenburgen / Elaine Stein
Emma Stone / Skeeter Phelan
Cicely Tyson / Constantine Jefferson
Mike Vogel / Johnny Foote

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kathy Bates / Gertrude Stein
Adrien Brody / Salvador Dali
CARLA BRUNI / Museum Guide
Marion Cotillard / Adriana
Rachel McAdams / Inez
Michael Sheen / Paul
OWEN WILSON / Gil

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne / Thurgood Marshall - "THURGOOD" (HBO)
Paul Giamatti / Ben Bernanke - "TOO BIG TO FAIL" (HBO)
Greg Kinnear / Jack Kennedy - "THE KENNEDYS" (REELZ CHANNEL)
Guy Pearce / Monty Beragon - "MILDREd Pierce" (HBO)
James Woods / Richard Fuld - "TOO BIG TO FAIL" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane / Pat Loud - "CINEMA VERITE" (HBO)
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham - "DOWNTON ABBEY" (PBS)
Emily Watson / Janet Leach - "APPROPRIATE ADULT" (Sundance Channel)
Betty White / Caroline Thomas - "HALLMark Hall OF FAME: THE LOST VALENTINE" (CBS)
Kate Winslet / MildrEd Pierce - "MILDREd Pierce" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams / Mike Ross - "SUITS" (USA)
Steve Buscemi / Enoch "Nucky" Thomson - "BOARDWALK EMPIRE" (HBO)
Kyle Chandler / Eric Taylor - "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" (DirecTV)
Bryan Cranston / Walter White - "BREAKING BAD" (AMC)
Michael C. Hall / Dexter Morgan - "DEXTER" (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates / Harriet Korn - "HARRY'S LAW" (NBC)
Glenn Close / Patty Hewes - "DAMAGES" (DirecTV)
Jessica Lange / Constance - "AMERICAN HORROR STORY" (FX)
Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick - "THE GOOD WIFE" (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick / Dept. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson - "THE CLOSER" (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)
Steve Carell / Michael Scott - "THE OFFICE" (NBC)
Jon Cryer / Alan Harper - "TWO AND A HALF MEN" (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen / Claire Dunphy - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)
Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton - "NURSE JACKIE" (Showtime)
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett - "MODERN FAMILY" (ABC)
Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky - "HOT IN CLEVELAND" (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
Steve Buscemi / Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
Dominic Chianese / Leander Cephas Whitlock
Robert Clohessy / Ward Boss Jim Neary
Dabney Coleman / Commodore Louis Kaestner
Charlie Cox / Owen Sleater
JOSIE & LUCY GALLINA / Emily Schroeder
Stephen Graham / Al Capone
Jack Huston / Richard Harrow
Anthony Laciura / Eddie Kessler
Heather Lind / Katy
Kelly MacDonald / Margaret Schroeder
RORY & DECLAN McTIGUE / Teddy Schroeder
Gretchen Mol / Gillian Darmody
BRADY & CONNOR NOON/ Tommy Darmody
KEVIN O'ROURKE / Mayor Edward Bader
Aleksa Palladino / Angela Darmody
Jacqueline PennEWILL / Lilian
Vincent Piazza / Lucky Luciano
Michael Pitt / Jimmy Darmody
Michael Shannon / Agent Nelson Van Alden
Paul Sparks / Mickey Doyle
Michael Stuhlbarg / Arnold Rothstein
Peter Van Wagner / Isaac "Icky" Ginsburg
SHEA WHIGHAM / Sheriff Elias Thompson
Michael Kenneth Williams / Chalky White
ANATOL YUSEF / Meyer Lansky


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