'Doubt' leads SAG awards race
'Milk,' 'Button' follow with three nominations
Posted: Thurs., Dec. 18, 2008, 6:22am PT
By Dave McNary
Miramax’s religious drama “Doubt" dominated Screen Actors Guild nominations with five, followed by "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" with three each.
"Doubt" scored nominations for Meryl Streep for best female actor in a leading role, Amy Adams and Viola Davis for best female actor in a supporting role and Philip Seymour Hoffman for best male actor in a supporting role. It also received a nomination for best ensemble cast along with "Milk," "Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon" and "Slumdog Millionaire."
The same quartet of “Doubt” thesps received Golden Globe nods last week.
The late Heath Ledger received a supporting actor nomination for “The Dark Knight” and Kate Winslet took two nominations — one for actress in "Revolutionary Road" and one for supporting actress in "The Reader." Taraji P. Henson received three nods for supporting actress in “Benjamin Button” along with cast nominations for “Button” and “Boston Legal” on the TV side.Screen Actors Guild awards nominationsThe entire SAG membership of about 110,000 is eligible to vote on all categories and winners will be announced at the SAG awards ceremonies on Jan. 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The awards cover six feature categories and nine in TV.
SAG is also planning to conduct a strike authorization vote during the same period. Those ballots will be mailed out on Jan. 2 with results announced Jan. 23.
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