Screen Actors Guild announces nominees
Actors honor their own
By Dave McNary
January 5, 2007
'Babel' was honored by SAG.
Helen Mirren was nominated
for 'Elizabeth I' and 'The Queen.'
Leonardo DiCaprio received two nominations
from the Screen Actors Guild.
With no one film dominating the nominations, the Screen Actors Guild tapped "Babel," "Bobby," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" to contend for its feature ensemble award.
Paramount Vantage's "Babel," Paramount and DreamWorks' "Dreamgirls" and Fox Searchlight's "Little Miss Sunshine" took three noms each, while Warner Bros.' "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed," New Line's "Little Children" and Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal" garnered two apiece.
Nominations, announced Thursday morning by Sandra Oh and Elijah Wood at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, repped a strong performance by studio specialty divisions, which drew 14 of the 25 mentions for features. Fox Searchlight led the list with half a dozen.
The SAG noms, chosen by a panel of 2,100 guild members, excluded Clint Eastwood's companion films - Paramount's "Flags of Our Fathers" and Warner's "Letters From Iwo Jima" - along with Universal's "United 93," although those three pics are still considered strong possibilities in Oscar voting. The trio also were snubbed in Wednesday's Producers Guild nominations.
Leonardo DiCaprio drew a lead actor nom for "Blood Diamond" and a supporting actor mention for "The Departed" (he drew two lead actor noms for the perfs at the Golden Globes), adding an ensemble nom for "The Departed."
Helen Mirren received nominations for both of her perfs as British royalty, with a lead film actress mention for "The Queen" and lead actress in a TV movie or miniseries for "Elizabeth I" (she won an Emmy for the latter).
Besides DiCaprio, lead actor nominees in film are Ryan Gosling in ThinkFilm's "Half Nelson," Peter O'Toole in Miramax's "Venus," Will Smith in Sony's "The Pursuit of Happyness" and Forest Whitaker in Fox Searchlight's "The Last King of Scotland."
"It's great that the low monetary value of `Half Nelson' hasn't affected people's perceptions of its emotional value," Gosling said.And the nominees are...SAG will announce the winners, voted by the 120,000 guild members, on Jan. 28 in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. SAG's ensemble award has matched the best picture Oscar in six of the 12 years since its inception, including last year's wins for "Crash," which marked a major shift in momentum away from "Brokeback Mountain."
Leonardo DiCaprio - "Blood Diamond"
Ryan Gosling - "Half Nelson"
Peter O'Toole - "Venus"
Will Smith - "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland"
Penelope Cruz - "Volver"
Judi Dench - "Notes on a Scandal"
Helen Mirren - "The Queen"
Meryl Streep - "The Devil Wears Prada"
Kate Winslet - "Little Children"
Alan Arkin - "Little Miss Sunshine"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Departed"
Jackie Earle Haley - "Little Children"
Djimon Hounsou - "Blood Diamond"
Eddie Murphy - "Dreamgirls"
Adriana Barraza - "Babel"
Cate Blanchett - "Notes on a Scandal"
Abigail Breslin - "Little Miss Sunshine"
Jennifer Hudson - "Dreamgirls"
Rinko Kikuchi - "Babel"
"Babel" - (Paramount Vantage) Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Brad Pitt, Kôji Yakusho
"Bobby" - (The Weinstein Company) Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBoeuf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elijah Wood
"The Departed" - (Warner Bros. Pictures) Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone
"Dreamgirls" - (Paramount Pictures) Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
"Little Miss Sunshine" - (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear
Actor in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Thomas Haden Church - "Broken Trail"
Robert Duvall - "Broken Trail"
Jeremy Irons - "Elizabeth I"
William H. Macy - "Nightmares & Dreamscapes"
Matthew Perry - "The Ron Clark Story"
Actress in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Annette Bening - "Mrs. Harris"
Shirley Jones - "Hidden Places"
Cloris Leachman - "Mrs. Harris"
Helen Mirren - "Elizabeth I"
Greta Scacchi - "Broken Trail"
Actress in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette - "Medium"
Edie Falco - "The Sopranos"
Mariska Hargitay - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Kyra Sedgwick - "The Closer"
Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy"
Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini - "The Sopranos"
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
Hugh Laurie - "House"
James Spader - "Boston Legal"
Kiefer Sutherland - "24"
Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
Steve Carell - "The Office"
Jason Lee - "My Name is Earl"
Jeremy Piven - "Entourage"
Tony Shalhoub - "Monk"
Actress in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera - "Ugly Betty"
Felicity Huffman - "Desperate Housewives"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Megan Mullally - "Will & Grace"
Mary-Louise Parker - "Weeds"
Jaime Pressly - "My Name is Earl"
"24" - (FOX) Jayne Atkinson, Jude Ciccolella, Roger Cross, Gregory Itzin, Louis Lombardi, James Morrison, Glenn Morshower, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Jean Smart, Kiefer Sutherland
"Boston Legal" - (ABC) Rene Auberjonois, Craig Bierko, Craig Bierko, William Shatner, James Spader, Mark Valley
"Deadwood" - (HBO) Jim Beaver, Powers Boothe, Sean Bridgers, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Brian Cox, Kim Dickens, Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes, Jeffrey Jones, Paula Malcomson, Gerald McRaney, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Brent Sexton, Bree Seanna Wall, Robin Weigert, Titus Welliver
"Grey's Anatomy" - (ABC) Justin Chambers, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, James Pickens, Jr., Ellen Pompeo, Sara Ramirez, Kate Walsh, Isaiah Washington, Chandra Wilson
"The Sopranos" - (HBO) Sharon Angela, Lorraine Bracco, Max Casella, Dominic Chianese, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Dan Grimaldi, Robert Iler, Michael Imperioli, Steven R. Schirripa, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro, Steven Van Zandt, Frank Vincent
"Desperate Housewives" - (ABC) Andrea Bowen, Mehcad Brooks, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Marcia Cross, James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Josh Henderson, Zane Huett, Felicity Huffman, Kathryn Joosten, Nashawn Kearse, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Joy Lauren, Eva Longoria, Kyle MacLachlan, Laurie Metcalf, Shawn Pyfrom, Doug Savant, Dougray Scott, Nicollette Sheridan, Brenda Strong, Kiersten Warren, Alfre Woodard
"Entourage" - (HBO) Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven, Perrey Reeves
"The Office" - (NBC) Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Steve Carell, David Denman, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Melora Hardin, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson
"Ugly Betty" - (ABC) Alan Dale, America Ferrera, Mark Indelicato, Ashley Jensen, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Kevin Sussman, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams
"Weeds" - (SHOWTIME) Martin Donovan, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk, Romany Malco, Kevin Nealon, Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Tonye Patano, Elizabeth Perkins
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