sag awards nominations

After the hoopla surrounding Tuesday’s Golden Globe nominations, it’s time for the actors to finally have their say. The nominees have been announced for the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and the the majority of the picks fall in line with what we’ve already seen thus far. The only major difference is that Jeremy Renner was actually recognized for his awesome portrayal in The Hurt Locker.

Over the past week or so it’s been awards central with various critic groups naming their top films and performances of 2009. They were followed by the Golden Globes, and now we’ve got the Screen Actor’s Guild following suit. The ceremony is from the actors, for the actors who are celebrating the work of their peers. The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Until then, the nominees are…


With the exception of Renner, this group of actors have popped up in this category for almost every single award this year. If the Oscar ballot looks like this when the nominations are announced In February, I would have no problem with their selection.


Gabourey Sidibe once again pops up in a lead actress category, but it looks like Emily Blunt got snubbed. Her spot was probably stolen by Sandra Bullock, who gave a good performance in The Blind Side, but it was nowhere near as strong or dramatic as the other women listed. I’m rooting for Gabby.

Supporting Actor

Every actor featured here is amazing and deserves to be on this list. Matt Damon was surprisingly good in Invictus, but the chosen one, Christoph Waltz will probably walk away with the award. It sucks because Stanley Tucci is a great actor, but is constantly overlooked. Where’s the justice?

Supporting Actress

Diane Kruger? That came competely out of left field. If any woman from Inglourious Basterds was to get nominated, you’d think it would be Melanie Laurent. And It looks like Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga will continue to duke it out for their performances in Up in the Air. Can you believe someone from Twilight can actually act and is getting recognized for it? Too bad Mo’Nique will probably walk away with this one. Maybe next year, kid.

Ensemble Cast

  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Nine
  • Precious

This category is tricky. You never know what direction SAG will go in for the best ensemble. Inglourious Basterds would be a fun choice because the cast is all over the place, but Nine had 1,345 Oscar winners in it. Precious and The Hurt Locker are more low-key, and I don’t even see An Education registering for it at all.

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

If Transformers won, who would they give it to, the robots? Star Trek all the way.


Actor in a Telefilm or Miniseries

  • Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”
  • Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keeffe”
  • Kevin Kline, “Great Performances Cyrano de Bergerac”
  • Tom Wilkinson, “A Number”

Actress in a Telefilm or Miniseries

  • Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe”
  • Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”
  • Ruby Dee, “America”
  • Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Actress in a Drama Series

  • Patricia Arquette, “Medium”
  • Glenn Close, “Damages”
  • Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
  • Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace”
  • Julianna Marguilies, “The Good Wife”
  • Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Actor in a Drama Series

  • Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Hugh Laurie, “House

Actor in a Comedy Series

Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who”
  • Toni Colette, “United States of Tara”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”

Drama Ensemble

Comedy Ensemble

  • “30 Rock”
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • “Glee”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “The Office”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

  • “24″
  • “The Closer”
  • “Dexter”
  • “Heroes”
  • “The Unit”

Life Achievement Award

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

What do you think of this year’s SAG Award nominations?