The Screen Actors Guild really likes The Help and Modern Family

The Screen Actors Guild really likes The Help and Modern Family

How do you like your lady ensembles: sassy and united in gentle defiance, or a wee bit smutty and competitive? That seems to be the question posed by this year’s Screen Actors Guild awards, where the nominations for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture seems like a dead-heat race between the summer’s two hit comedies, The Help and Bridesmaids—especially given that the other most-recognized acting ensemble of awards season, Margin Call, found itself completely shut-out in all categories. (Other snubs: Shame’s Michael Fassbender, The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley, anyone from Drive but especially Albert Brooks.)  

For actor-types, of course, the ensemble award is the SAG equivalent of the Oscars’ Best Picture, and while that probably won’t translate when the Academy finally announces its own list, it’s worth noting that frontrunners The Artist and The Descendants continue to turn up just about everywhere. Meanwhile, the nominations for TV performances offer next-to-no surprises: Other than the influx of newer dramas like Game Of Thrones and American Horror Story, most of this list could have come from 2010, which continues to be good news for the casts of Modern Family and 30 Rock. Here’s the complete list of nominees.

FILM

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight In Paris

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 Williams, 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
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

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 Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

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 Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, 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
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A TV Movie Or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A TV Movie Or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, Hallmark Hall Of Fame: The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

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