Award Shows, Events
Dec 15, 2011


Ah, to be recognized by your peers. What person doesn’t enjoy receiving an accolade or two from a counterpart in reference to their work? I suspect most do and that’s what makes the Screen Actors Guild Awards all the more special, because it’s actors recognizing the performance of other actors.

The nominations for the 18th Annual SAG Awards were announced today in Los Angeles. Read by actresses Regina King and Judy Greer, the cast of Modern Family were among the nominees for ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Actress’, and ‘Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy Series’.  In film, the ‘Ensemble Cast’ of The Artist, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants, Bridesmaids and The Help were selected.

The film nominations were very similar to the previous day’s Critics’ Choice Awards, except for notable omissions from Drive, Ryan Gosling (Best Actor) and Albert Brooks (Best Supporting Actor). Patton Oswalt and Charlize Theron also failed to receive nominations for their work in Young Adult.  Two surprise nominees for ‘Best Supporting Actor/ may include Jonah Hill, Moneyball and Armie Hammer, J. Edgar. If you thought Glenn Close got snubbed by the Critics’ for her role in Albert Nobbs, you’ll be delighted to know that she’s nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category.

Two randomly selected panels of 2,100 SAG members each from across the United States chose the nominees for both television and motion pictures. The final ballot then goes out to the full guild membership of approximately 100,000 members who then select the outstanding performances of the year.  I myself am a wee bit behind on my membership dues and as a result, will not be able to participate in this final selection process.

For a complete list of nominees, visit the SAG website.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring 13 categories for acting in TV and film, will be presented on Sunday, January 29 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles and air live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.