The Screen Actors’ Guild is the latest awards body to throw its nomination hat into the ring as what the Americans called Kudos Season continues to pull into high gear.
The SAG Awards aren’t usually a massive indicator on who should be saving shelf space for a golden Oscar baldie, but this year they’ve gone for most of the people – Leo, Forrest Whittaker, Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet etc – who are likely to be the front-runners come the night of the Academy Awards.
It’s nice to see Little Miss Sunshine and the superb supporting cast from Little Children get some recognition, but it remains to be seen if anyone can avoid the behemoths of Babel and Dreamgirls.
The list of film types is below. For the full list, including the TV thesps up for gongs, head over here to SAG’s site.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio / BLOOD DIAMOND
Ryan Gosling / HALF NELSON
Peter O’Toole / VENUS
Will Smith / THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Forest Whittaker/ THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Penelope Cruz / VOLVER
Judi Dench / NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren / THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep / THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet / LITTLE CHILDREN
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Leonardo DiCaprio / THE DEPARTED
Jackie Earle Haley / LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou / BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Adriana Barraza / BABEL
Cate Blanchett / NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS
Rinko Kikuchi / BABEL
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Source: ( Sagawards.org )