Yes, awards season is gearing up again.  And right on queue, the Screen Actors Guild Awards have joined the mosh pit with their annual list of nominations for their awards show, which will be held on January 23rd.  Awards shows have their good and (all-too-often) bad aspects, but what I’ve always loved about the SAG Awards is the Ensemble categories, for both film and TV, where even actors who are complete schlubs can still walk away with a statue based on the work of the entire group.  It’s very inclusive in a “yes, Dear, everybody’s special” kind of way.

Anyway, here’s the complete list:


Best Drama Ensemble: 
The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Best Comedy Ensemble:
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
The Office 

Best Drama Actor:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Drama Actress:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Comedy Actor:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Comedy Actress:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor:
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Cuba Gooding Jr., Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keeffe
Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
Tom Wilkinson, A Number

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress:
Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keeffe
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Ruby Dee, America
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

Best Ensemble: 
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Best Lead Actor:
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air 
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Lead Actress: 
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: 
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress:
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious


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