Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Close Tie with Golden Globe’s Nominees

The nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) were announced early Thursday, December 17 and held very few surprises as it is almost identical to the nominees announced for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. Both awards honor acting excellence in both films and television.sag-award-trophy

Almost every category has the same set of nominees. The Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor for film for example are identical. Other categories either have one or two differences.

One of the few surprises: 3D graphics laden Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

The SAG, as the names suggest, honors solely acting excellence and are voted upon be the actors and actresses themselves. The highest honors, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, is the equivalent for Best Picture while the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama/Comedy Series is equivalent to the Best Comedy/Drama Series.

The nominees were announced by Chris O’Donnel and Michelle Monaghan in the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The awards night will be on January 23, 2010 at the Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles.

Below is the complete list of SAG Award nominees. Click here for the Golden Globe Awards nominees.

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up In the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up In the Air
Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious

Ensemble Cast
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Public Enemies
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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 Cranson, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”

Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Tony Shaloub, “Monk”
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men”

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
The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Comedy Ensemble
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
The Office

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
The Closer
The Unit