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.
18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD